Mikey Worswick is on cloud nine – after adding his ninth title to his ever-growing collection.
“We have no room in the house for his belts anymore,” joked his proud dad Richard.
Mikey, who turned 20 last week, already had eight titles before he challenged for the ICO British middleweight kickboxing title in Kidderminster at the weekend.
And he added this to his ISKA British and Commonwealth belts – and now he wants to conquer Europe.
Mikey overcame Mohammed Quronfleh and knocked him out in the fifth round.
“His opponent said to him afterwards that it was like being hit by a sledgehammer and Mikey hit him with his right hand – and he is left-handed!” said dad Richard.
“I had butterflies and missed the actual fight as I don’t like to see him get hurt – but he hasn’t yet. Mikey is the quietest lad in the world out of the ring but when he gets in there, he changes completely.”
Mikey, who works at Ultraframe in Clitheroe, is now after the ICO light-middleweight title before the big one – a chance at the ISKA¿European crown.
“He fights at 74.4kg which is perfect for middleweight and, at light middleweight, he will fight at 72.5kg,” said his coach at Kokoro gym on Dale Street Jason Curtis. “He has no problems going down to that weight as he is in great shape.”
That’s in mid-April before the big one – his shot at the European title in Luton where he faces Frenchman Frank Tamas at the end of April.
“That’s the one he wants but it hasn’t been confirmed yet. We are confident though as Mikey has no fear.”
Mikey has a record of 17 fights and 16 wins in kickboxing – his one loss was on a dubious points decision.
His aim is for a world kickboxing title before he turns his hand to boxing where he is semi-professional with six fights – five wins and one draw.