Lewis retains his title

Lewis Mulhall retained his world title when he defeated Caie Copp at Hutton Moor sport centre.

TOTAL Full Contact (TFC) erupted into action at Hutton Moor Sports Centre, with Weston’s Lewis Mulhall topping the bill.

The event, promoted by the World United Martial Arts Federation, was a great success, and was opened by Clayton Penfold, aged seven and Tarik Benelghazi (8), who put on great kickboxing demonstration bout.

First up for the Weston Warrior team in his first full contact junior bout was Jake Kenny. This was a well-contested bout with Jake missing out on a majority decision against him.

Next up and making her debut was Zoe Hackwood. This was a great battle and Zoe showed her power and fitness, almost stopping her in the second round. The fight went the distance and Zoe won a unanimous decision.

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Matt Dell was looking to increase his unbeaten record in his third outing and was up against a tough foreign fighter. This was a close bout from start to finish, but Matt came out on top.

The main event was Weston’s Mulhall defending his WUMA world title. Lewis, already a two-time world champion with the ISKA and WUMA, took on Welsh fighter Caie Copp.

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Lewis took command and did not lose a round and dropped the challenger twice and controlled the centre of the ring throughout and won by a unanimous decision.

Head trainer Stuart Davies said: “This was another great win for Lewis, he has come such a long way since walking in my gym over 10 years ago and I am very proud that he has pursued his passion and remained loyal and committed to his club and training.”

Stuart has been offered an ISKA world title fight in Ireland for Lewis at the end of February at the weight above. This is great opportunity to make an impact and would open the door to professional fights in the near future. Lewis will also be fighting for a ICO European title in March.

There will be top TFC pro action (www.totalfullcontact.com) at Vision nightclub on April 19. The Weston Warriors have a junior and adult kickboxing team and also a successful amateur boxing club with over 20 carded fighters.

If you would like to train with the club, please visit www.sweatfa.com or call 01934 629199 for a free trial.

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