Kickboxer Lisa Brierley will have another crack at the title after defeat in Telford

11:11 31 October 2013

Lisa Brierley with her corner team of Tom Ellison, left, Marcus Compton and Paul Walli, right.

Lisa Brierley with her corner team of Tom Ellison, left, Marcus Compton and Paul Walli, right.

Archant

Lisa Brierley, a 22-year-old Muay Thai boxer from St Neots, lost out on an English title in Telford on Saturday night – but gave it her best shot against respected Mancunian Vicky Woulfe.

Brierley has been fighting at the St Neots Muay Club for seven years and earned her shot at the title by winning the Midlands title and beating No 5 ranked Briton Jade Sandlan at Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

But the fight with Woulfe, for the United Kingdom Muay Thai Federation title at junior fly weight, proved a step too far – for the time being. Despite the doctor being called upon to see to a large cut sustained above an eye by Woulfe, Brierley lost on a judges’ decision.

Her coach, Paul Wallis, who runs the St Neots club and is a judge and referee for the UKMTF, told The Hunts Post: “If it had been a non title fight it would have been a draw but title bouts need a winner and the split decision went to the home team.

“It was a very close fight and I believe the decision should have gone to Lisa. You will often get a wrong decision in Thai boxing like in any sport.

“The judges may have been influenced by the packed out home crowd or the fact they were all local officials and knew her opponent and the opponents’ club well.

“Either way, you have to try and respect the judges’ decision although as a judge and a referee myself I had Lisa ahead in at least three of the five rounds.”

Brierley has already been granted a re-match which will take place next year but first she will be involved in the full contact English Eliminator Championships in November.

Also competing in that event from the St Neots club will be Marcus Compton – a previous Muay Thai English title holder – and Gibson Gibby, who recently won his first professional debut bout in Bedford.

0 comments

More news stories

08:41
The christmas lights at the home of (l-r) Dick and June Forway, in Hill Rise, St Ives

Every year June and Dick Forway from 80 Hill Rise, St Ives have decorated their house with a magical light display but the pair have decided that they will no longer be putting up their annual spectacle.

08:37
Brave The Shave, at Niro,St Neots, Natasha Lagusz, fundraising for Macmillan, with Barber Ricky Martin,

After seeing a loved one go through cancer Natasha Lagusz decided to take on a hair raising challenge to raise money for charity.

Russell, Arthur, Tilly and Vic Wiseman.

A Huntingdonshire mum who discovered she had a rare and aggressive cancer after returning from living in Australia is volunteering at Relay For Life to thank the doctors who saved her.

Yesterday, 09:59

Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman’s body was discovered at a home in St Neots.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition