Home: Leeds, England
Record : 18 wins 3 losses, 2 draws, 8kos
Lisa Houghton-Smith is the current ISKA women's
World Flyweight Muay Thai Champion,
and also the current WAKO World Muay Thai Champion, She is one of the most feared Thai Boxers in the world. Houghton-Smith is known for her grappling skills and for patiently and methodically picking her opponents apart before putting them away, with her powerful body punches and knee thrusts.
Lisa has also earned a reputation as a ko artist, with a devastating body punch.
She captured the WAKO 50 kg World Muay Thai Title on September 29th, 2001, at Leeds Town Hall Center, by knocking out previously undefeated Asako Kamio of Japan, in the fourth round, with a powerful knee thrust to the midsection, which caused the undefeated Kamio to double over in pain. This was Kamio's first defeat in ten fights.
Houghton-Smith turned in an impressive performance in Thailand knocking out the highly regarded Thai star, Yoko Narangnoi, in the third round with a devastating body punch. Narangnoi, has over 30 wins to her credit, had won her last five fights by Ko, before she herself was knocked out by Houghton.
On October 22nd, 2000, at Leeds Town Hall, Houghton knocked out French Champion, Lolita Candel in the fifth round to take the ISKA World Muay Thai title.
She has also knocked out Lauren Woo,
France. To see photo's of her ko's, click on the"best
She has fought such notables as Mary Hart,
European Champion, Stefania Bianchini, Thailand's Narart Lek, and IKKC World Superfly Weight Champion, Jussy Lowe (UK) and all time great, Kim Messer.
One of Lisa's rare defeats came very early in her career, in a ten round slugfest with the great Kim Messer. Messer, taking a unanimous decision in Belfast Ireland. Lisa was floored by Messer's powerful kicks several times early in the early rounds and it appeared to many observers, as well as the TV commentators that Lisa would not go the distance. And Messer trying desperately for a ko, pressed hard.
But, Houghton showed tremendous poise and tenacity against a furious attack, and was able to weather the early storm, and take the legendary champion the full ten rounds. This fight was clearly a tremendous learning experience and a turning point for Lisa, who came out of that fight vastly improved, and more confident than ever as a fighter.
She has never been stopped in her career.
Lisa has expressed a strong desire for a rematch with Messer under Muay Thai rules, which is Kim's preferred fighting style. But so far, there has been no response from Kim.
. But, clearly such a fight would be fiercely contested and generate enormous fan enthusiasm.
Lisa is a school teacher, and she is trained by her husband, Richard Smith, who is also a world class Thai Boxer.
Mr. Smith, founded Bad Company Gym
In 1992, where he teaches Thai Boxing.
Lisa's record now stands at ....she can be reached at www.badcompany.co.uk for fights.
For fights contact: Richard Smith, Tel/Fax +44 (0)113 3680811, Mobile +44 (0)585 270267