KICK-BOXER Davis Kamara has been crowned the ISKA lightweight British champion.
The 30-year-old fighter, who trains at the Kokoro gym in Accrington, took on current English title holder Richard Hines in Essex in the 60kg category and won on points.
"Davis did particulary well to win on points as Richard is a local fighter and getting a decision on your opponents home ground is always difficult," said coach Jason Curtis.
Davis, a former resident of Clayton-le-Moors, now lives and works in Manchester.
"It is difficult for him to attend training but he has made a special effort and it has certainly paid off," added his coach.
Davis’ next challenge is a re-match with unbeaten Qasim Nisar from Birmingham.
Meanwhile former Great Britain kick boxing title holder Curtis is gearing up for his next fight. He will be fighting to retain his British middleweight title in June against Lincoln-based fighter Kevin Beckitt. Curtis lost to Beckitt in November last year on a dubious points decision.
l Kokoro Kick-Boxing Club are holding another live kick-boxing and boxing Friday fight night at St Paul’s Working Men’s club in Blackburn on Friday 17 April.
They held the first one in Accrington last year and it was a sell-out.
Topping the bill is Mikey Worswick who takes on Derby fighter Matt Ryder while Max Curtis will fight for a Junior Area title against Lee Marshall from Hucknall.
There are plenty more bouts with fighters from Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Blackpool and more with tickets £15 available from Jason on 07715 811646 or Alison on 07715 811643. Money raised will go to Dream Builders Charity.