Search

Kickboxers in the spotlight

PUBLISHED: 14:17 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:35 03 July 2010

Bin Tyler with coaches Dave Munro and Frank Crosswell.

Bin Tyler with coaches Dave Munro and Frank Crosswell.

GREAT Yarmouth kickboxer Bin Tyler, who holds both the British and International super featherweight Kickboxing titles and the British Thaiboxing title, strengthened his claims for a shot at the European super feather-weight kick- boxing title.

GREAT Yarmouth kickboxer Bin Tyler, who holds both the British and International super featherweight Kickboxing titles and the British Thaiboxing title, strengthened his claims for a shot at the European super feather-weight kick- boxing title.

In front of 700 people at the Ocean Room, Gorleston, he made a stunning defence of his British crown, knocking out Norwich's Melly Dunthorne, the Eastern Counties champion, with a left hook in the third round.

Tyler took his full contact record to 21 fights with 19 wins and only two losses, which were very early on in his career over 12 years ago when he didn't take his training seriously.

His last three bouts have all been stoppage wins.

Liam Plant (welterweight) had an excellent Thaiboxing draw with Norwich's vastly more experienced Howard Stamper.

Marco Henriques (heavyweight) beat his Ipswich Academy's opponent Mick Blackwell on points.

Polish Daniel (light middleweight) also beat an Ipswich MB's Academy fighter on points.

Lee Munro (welterweight) recorded his second stoppage win in two weeks, knocking out his Harleston opponent with a body punch in round two.

Dad Dave Munro (42) won his charity Thai bout with big-punching former British title contender Ian Webster (32), giving away nearly two stone in weigh. Webster looked dangerous all the way through but Munro used his defensive skills to keep out of range of his big hooks and crosses, winning on points.

Daughter Jade Munro (11) made it a unique family treble, winning her bout on points.

Never before in this country had a father, son and daughter fought on the same bill.

Hopey won his bout by second round stoppage over Lowes Gym's Adam Chiddle. Juniors Conor Judge, Luke Self, Nicky McHugh and Chase Crosswell all won their bouts. Luca McComb, Tommy Bracken and Jay Webster gave excellent performances.

Daniel Sinclair was outstanding in his first ever bout and he was awarded the best junior fighter of the night trophy.

Marty Duke lost on points to Ely's Daniel Flack but was fighting to freestyle rules that didn't suit his style and he will bounce back.

It was a great night for the Three Lion's Gym and its coaches Dave Munro, Frank Crosswell and Bin Tyler.

The gym is on Estcourt Road in Great Yarmouth.

For details call 07883724380.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury