Daniel Battrick has recaptured his English kickboxing crown – and is now ready to win his British one back.
The 13-year-old, known as ‘Dynamite’, had two relinquish both his titles when he injured his arm six months ago.
But the Mount Carmel High school got one back when he won the full contact English title in style with a unanimous points verdict over the champion Ryan Bailey at Ellesmere Port.
The bout was over five one and a half minute rounds and Daniel, fighting in the 13-15 age group at -52kg,won every round throwing over 10 power kicks per round.
"It was Daniel’s best performance and showed what a skilled kickboxer he is, landing spinning back kicks and side kicks to the head in every round," said dad Billy who owns the Fit to Fight club on Back Wellington Street where Daniel trains.
Daniel has won six full contact titles – four English and two British – and three gold medals in open tournaments and has been a champion fighter every year since the age of seven.
He has had around 60 bouts in his career and just four losses.
They are hoping Daniel will fight the British title holder at the New Era in April so he can win his other belt back but it may be in Scotland, where the current holder is based. Daniel is sponsored by Hearns Bakery.