England title back in Yarmouth

Thaiboxer Liam Plant (20 - inset) has brought the England welterweight title belt back to Great Yarmouth.He travelled to Bournemouth and took on title holder, local favourite fighter Jay Prasert.

Thaiboxer Liam Plant (20 - inset) has brought the England welterweight title belt back to Great Yarmouth.

He travelled to Bournemouth and took on title holder, local favourite fighter Jay Prasert. Plant, who represents the 3 Lions Yarmouth and Lowestoft-based gym, started well, out-boxing the Bournemouth man and winning the first two rounds in style.

In round three the champion rallied and round four saw both fighters looking for a knockout, tiring as they fought at a relentless pace. After stern words from trainers Dave Munro and Bin Tyler, Plant stormed out in the fifth round, eventually landing a superb left hook that put the champion down for the full count.

In a big event in Bury St Edmunds the 3 Lions junior kickboxing team (pictured) were in excellent form, recording 16 wins,

Winners were; British champion Jade Munro (12), who beat NAK national champion Abigail Read from Bury. Former British champion Conor Judge (14) beat Conner Blezard of Sudbury. Eastern Counties champion Nicky McHugh (8) won in style. Tia McAleese (11) won. Imogen Casey (9) won. Jade Marie Campbell (11) won. Kelsea Carroll (12) fought twice, winning both in style.

Sydney Butcher (6) won. Luca McComb (7) won. Tommy Bracken (7) won. Tyler Munro (7) won. Ben Mitchell (11) won. Michael Andrews (11) won and Sebastian Havens (11) drew his bout. It was another hugely successful day for the 3 Lions junior kickboxing team, who travel and fight all over the country.

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Anyone interested in junior kickboxing can pop down to 3 Lions on Estcourt Road (off Northgate Street) on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6.15-8.30pm) and Saturdays (1-3pm).