Kane lifts area title

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SPARTAN Fighting Arts Academy youngster Kane Waters fought his way to the BFKKO Northern Area Light Contact Kickboxing title at the Lamplight Theatre in Stanley.

Waters (12) was in sparkling form as he won a unanimous verdict after five hard-fought rounds against NEKA fighter Alex Jackson.

Waters, from Barnes, was also a silver medallist at this year’s World Martial Arts Games in Geneva, Switzerland.

Other Spartan fighters in action were 12-year-old Joseph Little, who lost to his NEKA opponent in a light contact contest.

Adult amateurs Tony Dodds and Ross Witten (Spartan’s Seaham division) both won their full contact matches, Witten winning by KO.

Anyone in the Sunderland area interested becoming part of Spartan’s kickboxing team can contact Paul Grieves on 07971 467989. In the Seaham area, contact Michael Johnson on 07966 258727.