Swimsuit model’s shock fight announcement

Sports Illustrated’s Mia Kang on Instagram.

George BoultonThe Sun

SPORTS Illustrated model Mia Kang has announced her first professional fight in Muay Thai as the swimwear model prepares for her debut.

Hong Kong’s award-winning model tweeted “It’s on B***hes” after Sport Illustrated revealed the news on Twitter.

The Sports Illustrated 2016 swimsuit model search winner and their Swimsuit rookie of the year in 2017 has been preparing for her opening bout.

It has been reported the model, who has thousands of followers on social media, has been living with other fighters in Thailand while being on a training camp.

@si_swimsuit 2017 shot by @ruvenafanador

A post shared by Mia Kang (미아) (@missmiakang) on Apr 3, 2017 at 5:22pm PDT

@si_swimsuit 2016 by @marquisphoto 💚

A post shared by Mia Kang (미아) (@missmiakang) on Mar 13, 2017 at 7:09am PDT

The 28-year-old says she discovered the sport whilst away on holiday.

She told People Magazine: “By throwing myself into this sport.

Last training session with my favourite trainer @firstt_yodyut. Thank you for having me @yodyutmuaythai, see you soon ❤

A post shared by Mia Kang (미아) (@missmiakang) on Feb 7, 2017 at 4:15am PST

“I learned to love my body and respect my body, I learned how to nourish it and to treat it with respect.”

She added: “I got a lot bigger, I gained muscle, I have definition, I have abs.

“I can do things with my body that I never thought I could do in terms of athleticism and fitness.

💣 @cromet swimwear by @tadavarich

A post shared by Mia Kang (미아) (@missmiakang) on Feb 25, 2017 at 9:32am PST

“As I developed and progressed in the sport, everything that has happened to my body, I’ve embraced it and welcomed it.

“The self-love and appreciation that I learned from Muay Thai coupled with booking Sports Illustrated gave me confidence.”

She is expected to announce her fight will take place in Koh Samui, Thailand, in early May.

See ya New York, I’m off to the beach ✌️

A post shared by Mia Kang (미아) (@missmiakang) on Jun 9, 2016 at 4:06am PDT

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