ACCRINGTON kickboxer Jason Curtis got his revenge when reclaiming his British title.
The 37-year-old, who owns the Kokoro Gym on Dale Street, topped the bill at the Black Night’s Kickboxing Event held at Burnley Football Club.
And, over nine rounds, Curtis saw off current IKSA British champion Kevin Beckitt from Lincoln- the man who controversially took the title off Curtis last November.
"I was disappointed at the decision to give Kevin the title last year," said the dad-of-six.
"I knocked Kevin down in second round then with a head kick and that meant he had to win two rounds of the seven to be even level with me.
"I felt I won the match concusively even though the three judges gave it Kevin by a point.
"It was the wrong decision and I asked for a re-match.
"This time I felt really strong and, over nine two minute rounds, I won by a unanimous decision on all three judges scorecards by seven rounds to two.
"I had to make sure I did it well this time and there could be no doubt and I did. I am buzzing getting my title back."
Curtis is the twice Northern Area title holder, the three times English champion and now twice British champion.
And now he wants to add the Commonwealth crown to his list.
He will now have a re-match with Chris Morgan from Swansea to unify both British and Commonwealth titles over 10 rounds in Weston-Super -Mare on 18 July.
"I lost to Chris by one point over ten rounds in February earlier this year," said Curtis.
"I felt Chris held on to me throughout the fight and spoiled my techniques.
"Hopefully things will work out differently this time and I can reverse that as I feel I have another score to settle."