Hundreds watch Muay Thai contests at Selwyn Jones

Jaroslaw Poneta celebrates with his fans, who travelled from Poland, to watch his fight against Matt Fleet
Jaroslaw Poneta celebrates with his fans, who travelled from Poland, to watch his fight against Matt Fleet

Around 450 fight fans attended an evening of Muay Thai kick boxing at Selwyn Jones Sports Centre in Newton-le-Willows.

Amateur and professional contests involving fighters from all over the UK, Ireland and Poland, were staged at the event - organised by local promotions company Fighting Machines – which saw 16 bouts in total take place.

Jack Maguire, Skelmersdale Thai (blue shorts) versus John Kaufman, Fortitudo Gym, Halewood (red shorts). Maguire won on a points decision

Jack Maguire, Skelmersdale Thai (blue shorts) versus John Kaufman, Fortitudo Gym, Halewood (red shorts). Maguire won on a points decision

Highlights of the event included Nichola Seddon of Northwich overcoming Manchester’s Jess Lyons on points to claim the vacant WRSA Northern area title– and Poland’s Jaroslaw Poneta defeating Matt Fleet from Hanuman Gym, Darlington.

St Helens fighter Adam Penketh also appeared on the card.

Some of the proceeds generated from the event will go towards helping various local charities in the area.

For more information about the event contact Craig Nield on 07932 945436 or go to www.fighting-machines.com