Fighters in form
Three fighters from the 3 Lions Gym, Great Yarmouth were in action in Reading. Prospect Liam Plant made his Thai boxing ring debut against Bournemouth's Tom Woods.
Three fighters from the 3 Lions Gym, Great Yarmouth were in action in Reading.
Prospect Liam Plant made his Thai boxing ring debut against Bournemouth's Tom Woods. He showed heart as the bout swung first one way then the other, Liam achieving a points victory with his superior boxing.
3 Lions club coach and former champion Bin Tyler was also in action against the previously unbeaten Graham Parkinson from Newbury.
In a rough, hard fought battle Bin found Parkinson matching him with kicks and also strong in the clinch. The Yarmouth fighter had to capitalise on his more powerful and accurate punches to win the bout on points, scoring a third-round knock down with a left hook-right cross combination. He dumped the previously unbeaten and 'never knocked to the canvas' Parkinson to the floor for an eight count. Coach Dave Munro said: “This was a good win against a highly rated opponent and sets Bin up perfectly for his upcoming British title challenge at the Ocean Room on April 27.”
Club heavyweight Marco Henriques was up against undefeated favourite James Collinger (Streetwise Gym) who had knocked out his previous three opponents. He battled bravely, with the bout again going one way then the other, Collinger etching out a split decision points win over the Yarmouth fighter in a brilliant fight.
The three fighters and their team mates from 3 Lions Gym will be in action at The Ocean Room on April 27.
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3 Lions Kickboxing Gym held its children's grading, with Luke Self, Caine Bacon, Steph McNab and Jade Munro all achieving their yellow bands.
William Casey, Imogen Casey, Luca McNab, Chase Crosswell, Kailen Lacey, Dylan Lopes, Tyler Lopes, Tyler Munro, Conner McHugh, Nicky McHugh, Luke Robbins, James Bool, Jack Bool, Sebastian Havens, Henry Andrews, Micheal Andrews, Chloe Bailey, Rebecca Bailey, Courtney McHugh, Jade Marie Campbell, Connor Judge, Anthony Negyeun, Charlie Tomkinson, Jordan Brannen and Billy Beason all achieved their white bands.
Gradings are held every four months at the 3 Lions Gym, Escourt Road, Yarmouth. Junior classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursday ages 6-9 (6.15-7.15pm) ages 9-13 (7.15-8.30pm).