St Ives thai boxer defends English title

A ST IVES Thai Boxer is aiming for the British title after successfully defending his English title on March 1. Leigh Edlin, who trains at the Chao Phraya Muay Thai academy in St Ives, beat Barnsley fighter Jeff Binns at the Tower Ballroom in Birmingham.

A ST IVES Thai Boxer is aiming for the British title after successfully defending his English title on March 1.

Leigh Edlin, who trains at the Chao Phraya Muay Thai academy in St Ives, beat Barnsley fighter Jeff Binns at the Tower Ballroom in Birmingham.

Edlin defended the title for the first time after winning it with a third round knock out in October. Binns was undefeated in seven fights, but was knocked out after just 90 seconds by Edlin, who now has seven wins, five from knock outs.

Kru Shaun Boland, his trainer and instructor in St Ives, said: "Leigh is an exceptionally talented fighter but this is still early in his career and he is still not the finished product, so I will be pushing him further with his training and it is hoped that he will be going for a British title later this year."


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Steve Johns was also fighting for St Ives in his second fight against Birmingham's Barry Mountfort. Johns held on throughout the five 90 second rounds for a draw.

Training at the Chao Phraya Muay Thai academy is every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at the St Ives Burleigh Hill Centre and Thursdays from 6.15pm to 7.30pm at the St Ivo Centre. For more information, contact Kru Shaun Boland on 01480 384270 or visit www.chaophrayamuaythai.com

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