Lewis earns a world title belt

Weston Warriors Kickboxing Club member Lewis Mulhall captured the ISKA amateur world title.

WESTON Warriors Kickboxing Club member Lewis Mulhall captured the ISKA amateur world title, defeating his Spanish opponent at Hutton Moor sports centre.

The event was promoted by Sweat Fitness Academy and Weston Warriors Kickboxing Club and featured a number of ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association) titles.

Ethen Chew, aged 11, from Weston Warriors started the show with a great sparring demo.

Weston’s Adam Kellaway defended his area title against Ben Heal from Chippenham. The fight went the distance over five rounds and Adam had to be on his best to win this closely-fought battle.

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Joel Anderson returned to the ring after a two year lay-off. Joel, who has some amateur boxing experience, took the fight at short notice and did the club proud. He lost by split decision against an experienced opponent.

The main event saw Lewis Mulhall enter the ring to face Spanish champion Miguel Molina. Lewis, already the holder of various titles including the ISKA European title, had prepared for this fight meticulously.

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This was a dream come true for the 18-year-old, who started training at a young age with Stuart Davies, a former world champion himself. He entered the ring with an entourage of junior students holding his various belts and British flags.

Molina was taller and had a great track record. The fight started at a great pace and Lewis used the ring well. The second round saw Lewis come out on top and control the fight from then on in.

The Spanish fighter became frustrated that he was being picked off at ease by Lewis’ hand and leg speed and Lewis finished with a 360 roundhouse kick to the head of his opponent.

Lewis plans to challenge for another amateur world title in a different association with a plan to go professional next year. He said: “Thank you to everyone for supporting me and the encouragement has been great, this is dream come true for me.”

Stuart Davies said: “I am so proud of all the students, Adam and Lewis are great ambassadors of the club and I hope people realise what great achievements this is.”

Weston Warrior training is offered to juniors from four years old and the club trains most evenings at Sweat Fitness Academy.

Go to www.sweatfa.com or call 01934 629199 for information.

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