Another European title for Team Falcon’s Worsfold
PUBLISHED: 12:37 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 02 May 2017
Romford kickboxer crowned after win in Wales
Romford’s Team Falcon fighter Sarah Worsfold was crowned a European kickboxing champion after a thrilling clash in Wales.
Worsfold faced KGB Gym’s talented Thai boxer Lauren Huxley for the IKF K1 kickboxing rules belt at the Grand Theatre in Swansea, having already won the European full contact title.
The venue was sold out and the large, partisan crowd made themselves heard as the fighters entered the cage, but Worsfold showed no signs of being intimidated and wasted no time in taking te fight to her rival.
Backing Huxley up with aggressive punch and kick combinations, Worsfold took the first-round honours with stronger exchanges, and the fight continued at a fierce pace, with both combatants showing great conditioning.
After goinng the full five rounds, the decision went to the judges, who voted Worsfold as the new champion to see her hold both titles in her weight division and strengthen her reputation as one of the top female kickboxers in the country.
The fight was filmed for Yyfiet MMA and will be shown on Channel S4C (Sky channel 134) on Wednesday (May 3) or later on BBC iPlayer.
*Ford Judo Club brothers Anaikh Sandhu and Nihaal Sandhu both won gold medals at a competition in Tunbridge Wells.
Seven-year-old Anaikh and eight-year-old Nihaal were in separate groups and dominated their opponents with some excellent judo skills to the delight of club coach Mark Cliff, who said: “The boys train hard and both deserved their medals.”