Lewis earns a third world title

Lewis Mulhall.

Lewis Mulhall. - Credit: Archant

Weston Warrior kickboxing Lewis Mulhall earned his third world title after he beat his Spanish opponent at Ashton Gate, Bristol.

WESTON Warriors were out in force at the Total Full Contact fight night held at Bristol City football ground.

The Warriors full contact fight team were representing the town at the class A event. The team consisted of juniors Brooklyn Chamberlain, Ethan Chew, Blake Goodare and Tariq Benelgahzi. The adults included Lewis Mulhall current ISKA and WUMA world champion and Zoe Hackwood both in high-octane title fights.

The juniors started the show and were pitched against local Bristol fighters. Ethan Chew had a difficult fight and represented the club well to gain a split decision. Blake Goodare had a great battle and was on track to gain a TFC area junior title, but was unlucky not to get the win in a first class fight.

Brooklyn Chamberlain won his fight in the first round with a body kick. Star of the junior show was eight-year-old Tariq Benelghazi in a five-round TFC junior title. He had to work hard to keep the local Bristol fighter on the back foot and Tariq displayed some great combinations and won the fight unanimously.

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Zoe Hackwood had a tough fight in a re-match against Carla Norman, which she lost on points some months ago. This fight was for an area full contact TFC title and went the distance. Zoe was on great form to beat the highly-rated Bournemouth-based fighter, who had a string of wins to her name.

The main event was Lewis Mulhall v JJ Antunez who had flown in from Spain with an impressive record of 18 wins and two losses. This was an amateur TFC world title and Lewis was on top form to really keep the tough Spanish fighter at bay.

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Lewis won every round and dominated the fight with a great bodyshot in the sixth round causing a standing count. This was the best performance from the Weston fighter to date and he has been offered top level international fights early in 2014.

Lewis will be making the first defence of his title on December 7 against a top Welsh international at Hutton Moor Sports Centre in a Christmas TFC fightnight special.

The club currently train at Sweat Fitness Academy, but will be relocating to a new boxing gym based in Worle in the next few weeks.

The all-new Warrior Gym will feature two boxing rings, a TRX metal multi-purpose rigging and a Astro turf sprint track. The club also has a second floor viewing area and café.

For information regarding the club and classes, please call 01934 629199 or visit www.sweatfa.com

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