Falcon's Wells moves up to defeat Belgian opponent in Cambridgeshire
PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 June 2015
Light-welterweight fights in division above against bigger foe
Romford’s Falcon Kickboxing Club saw Liam Wells defeat Belgian K1 champion Koumeyl Alouch despite going up a weight division for the bout.
Wells, a current two-time world champion, usually fights as a light-welterweight, while Alouch is a super-welterweight, so it was decided the two would meet at welterweight.
And on a packed Fenmen Fight Nights card in Cambridgeshire, the two men came to the ring to a rousing applause.
The pair traded big blows early in round one, but Wells was having the most success, often landing blows with a straight right hand.
Alouch began to demonstrate his talent in the second, using the ring to his advantage, but Wells came back and knocked the Belgian through the ropes, forcing referee Pete Richardson to give a count.
The Romford fighter upped the pace in round three, looking for an early finish with a huge blow early on, but Alouch showed why he was a national champion, dusting himself down to come back.
Knowing he would be unlikely to win on a points decision, Alouch came out in the fourth looking for a stoppage, forcing Wells onto the back foot.
And in the fifth and final round, both fighters continued to battle for supremacy in the hope of swinging the judges’ scoring in their favour.
The two waited patiently in the middle of the ring for MC Malcolm Martin to read out the results, which confirmed Wells had won the fight, and the bout was later announced as Martin’s fight of the evening.
But there will be no let up for Wells, who is back in action later this month, featuring on the Muay Thai Grand Prix bill at Indigo at the O2 in London.