Academy claim success at championships

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Eight Combat Kickboxing Academy (CKA) fighters were crowned champions at the 
International Kickboxing 
Federation Championships.

Ten fighters representing CKA headed to Kent for the annual championships, which featured weight divisions ranging from juniors to veterans.

CKA began a successful day when Bailey Petrie won the junior under-25kg division with wins over Kye Devereux and Lloyd Hickey, displaying great hand and foot combinations to scoop the prize.

Devon Lockwood was crowned the junior under-35kg champion, despite having to move up a division from under-30kg.

Marley Davies made it three wins out of three for the academy as he battled through the field to bag the junior under-55kg championship in impressive fashion, outboxing all three of his opponents.

Rossi Reid and Lloyd Dunnett were also crowned champions, becoming junior under-60kg and over-80kg winners respectively.

Another busy division was won by Leon Dunnett, who made short work of his three opponents to become junior under-75kg champion.

In only her third bout for CKA, Abi Turp won the junior under-60kg championship after causing her opponent to take a standing count.

Lee Parrott was crowned the veterans’ over-80kg champion after an impressive three-round win over Andy Rudol, with his cut kick proving decisive in the contest.

A valiant effort by Ollie Morffett was not rewarded as he lost in the over-100kg division following a judges’ decision.

In the open ladies’ division, Emi Tillett lost after a close battle with an opponent 20 years her junior went to the judges’ decision.