Lions had 3 fighters scheduled to compete on AK5, which in a small space of time has made itself the biggest and best junior and novice K1 show in the country.
Ashley Baldwin on a 2 fight win streak and off the back of a very impressive win on Legends Fight Series fought an opponent he had already beaten on AK4. Helder Tavarez of Barnet Combat Academy came out fast and hard and too the fight to Ashley, after 3 rounds of both fighters working tirelessly Helder Tavarez was given the win.
1 – 1 between the lads who will have a rubber match on AK6 for a Southern Area Title.
Emilia Azarova was scheduled to fight Thea Patsalides of Storm Gym, These two girls had also fought before, on Legend Fight Series (June 2nd) with Emilia taking the victory under Muay Thai Rules. Today, however, was not the day for the re-match with Thea coming down with a bug in front of our very eyes. We wish her a speedy recovery. The rematch has been scheduled now for Super Fight Series at York Hall in October. The biggest stage these two girls could hope for!
Ellie Harber took part in a European Super Fight against a very well respected Dutch Girl from Altena Gym, Giselle Worth.
Giselle came out moving forwards but was quickly pushed backward, trying to time her lead hook to the liver when Ellie threw leg kicks. Ellie started to take the lead with more ease into the 2nd and third keeping Giselle on the ropes and picking her shots. Rounds 4 and 5 saw Giselle try to pick up the pace but Ellie was ready for it and attacked with more venom than we have seen before, finding gaps and punishing her opponent. After 5 of the best rounds ever seen on Junior Amateur Kings Ellie was deemed to have won by Unanimous decision continuing her successes this year.
Next up for Lions is the WKO World Championships where Ellie Harber and Emilia Azarova will challenge in their 2nd World Championships in 2018.
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE
The Time Is Nigh
Spectator Tickets Are Now On Sale
Its officially here - The tickets are now on sale at Watford Palace Theatre. Make sure you get your seats fast as the tickets are flying out the door already.
Juniors Show - aged 8 - 16
From Grass Roots to World Champions Muay Thai Fight League Juniors will show case the all levels of Muay Thai and K1 Kickboxing talent from Watford, london and surrounding areas.
Junior show starts at 2pm and will finish by 4:30pm
Tickets £20 pre booked (£25 on the day)
Novice to National level fighters from the south of England will battle it out to further their names in the sports of Muay Thai and K1 Kickboxing
Show starts at 6pm and will finish no later than 10pm.
Tickets £30 pre booked (£35 on the day)
For entry to both shows please purchase an evening (6pm) ticket only.
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Held alongside the ISKA European Matt Sports Championships was the ISKA Ring Sports World Championships.
Ellie Harber (age 12) and Emilia Azarova (age 10) having successfully achieved Bronze Medals at the European Championships marched forward to the Ring Sports World Championships.
Their paths led them to the final day of the competition and both met home fighters from the Ukraine in the finals of their respective categories (Ellie -45kg / Emilia -39kg).
Emilia fought Daria Shliakhturova, a popular girl in the Ukrainian team and a very active fighter. Emilia threw her everything into this fight and at the end of the bout the judges scored a split decision win to the Ukrainian fighter. A great bout that see's Emilia take home the ISKA World Championships Silver Medal.
Immediatey up next was Ellie Harber (ENG) Vs Sofia Smetana (UKR). Sofia started strong in the first round and took it on points before Ellie's power and cardio over turned the momentum taking rounds two and three to be crowned the 2018 ISKA WORLD CHAMPION!
7 other fighters represented England in these World Championships and the medal table was a good on at the Worlds.
6 x Gold
1 x Silver
1 x Bronze
After a successful 2018 working hard and steadily fighting Budha has been ranking in the top 10 for UK Muay Thai for over a year now, establishing himself as a fan favourite at both Pantheon Fight Nights Hastings and Adrenaline (Wales) among others.
April 29th will see Budha take to the canvas for his 12th bout against Warriors fight Craig Needham. Both fighters will be wanting to take home the W on their Yokkao debuts and will be training hard up until fight day.
Tickets are available at the gym. Carpooling will be in effect for this event which we expect to finish at a reasonable time.
Speak to Colin Lions at the Gym for more information
lions fighting on Roar Combat
Budha Raj Kangbha Limbu fights in his 12th bout for Lions. February 3rd!
This time at Harrow Leisure centre on one of the biggest shows in the UK, Roar Combat League having won his last bout with Road to Roar to secure his place!
Other Lions also competing on this card include Alaina Douglass taking her second showing on Roar with more being matched.
Tickets are available from the gym.
A great chance to see Lions #1 Muay Thai Fighter currently ranked 8th in the UK alongside many other great Muay Thai Fighters.
Grab your tickets from the gym or message here or ask Colin Lions for more information