Walter has twenty plus years experience in the martial arts. He is a certified senior instructor in Muay Thai, has trained and fought in Thailand and has won seven Championship Belts. At his last pro fight he was the featured main event at the newly … show more
Walter has twenty plus years experience in the martial arts. He is a certified senior instructor in Muay Thai, has trained and fought in Thailand and has won seven Championship Belts. At his last pro fight he was the featured main event at the newly built Pattaya Stadium in Thailand. He fought against Phothong Sor. Preapan, a formidable opponent that was fifteen years his junior with twice as many recorded fights. The bout was broadcast on Thai national television and Walter won by an impressive first round knockout victory. Walter's record is 32–5-0 and include two United World Muay Thai Middleweight titles, three UWMTA Junior Middleweight titles and an International Muay Thai Council Middleweight North American Championship title. When asked if he'll ever fight again, Walter's response is neither a firm yes nor a definite no, because as a gym owner his focus and passion is training students and developing fighters. Walter attributes his success in the ring to having logged many miles with top-notch trainers and coaches. He was a staff instructor in the Jeet Kune Do Concepts under Richard Bustillo and his conditioning trainer for several of his championship titles was with notable strength and conditioning coach, Matt Ribaudo from All Star Fitness. Training to fight is serious business and being in top physical condition is essential not only for a win, but to also avoid getting fatally injured. Walter's Muay Thai trainers include Nanfa Serchadeco, a Rajadamnern Stadium Champion and an Olympic Silver Medallist in Boxing; Saekson Janjira, a six-time World Champion and the Great Ajarn Yod Tong Senanan, founder of the famed Sityodtong Muay Thai Camp in Pattaya, Thailand. Walter's current trainer in Thailand is Gongtalanee Payakaroon, a five-time Lumpinee Stadium Champion and older brother of Thai legend, Samart Payakaroon.