Travis is the British champion

LUCKY SEVEN: Travis Manning
LUCKY SEVEN: Travis Manning
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WORLD champion kickboxer Travis Manning, aged 12 from Bury St Edmunds and a student at Westley Middle School, has just bagged his seventh title belt by winning the 2012 British Kickboxing Championships.

This makes him best of British and ready for the 2012 World Kickboxing Championships in Orlando in September, where he is hoping to become World Champion for the second successive year.

Manning travelled to Birmingham last Sunday to compete against fighters from all over Britain, including taking on Club KMA first, followed by Gary Lee Martial Arts in the semi-final, before beating rivals in the final for the British title.

Manning also landed a sponsorship deal with a martial arts supplier, where he will be working with the big names in the sport.

To sponsor or donate to help towards his Orlando trip, telephone mum Lisa on 01284 703819.