Two European titles in two weeks!
Local Bury Thai Boxer Ella Thompstone, a student of St Gabriels School in Bury, continued her meteoric rise in the World of Muay Thai Boxing by winning two European Titles in two weeks during the month of September. On 7th Sept she travelled to Scotland to fight the Belgium champion. Despite giving away age and experience Ella dominated from the start with her superior technique and strength, and despite getting her nose bust from an illegal blow in the second round she went on to win a one sided points decision to become the new WTKA European champion at 54 Kgs.
Just two weeks later Ella was back in action, this time in Salford where she once again gave away age and a vast amount of experience against two time World Champion Rowena Van Klompenburg from Holland. On paper this should have been a much harder fight, but Ella once again made easy work of it, dominating from the start to take another landslide points victory.
Joining her on the show in Salford was Bury’s other, two time European champion, Lewis Bentley, also a student of St Gabriel’s. He faced a very tough fight against the North East superstar Brooks Sowerby. Lewis struggled to come to terms with the movement of Brooks, but showed his superior scoring ability and won a very close split decision.
Also in action on the Salford were 7 year old Alfie Speake who lost a very close split decision, and Harry Oldham 9, who won the area title in possibly the fight of the night.
All four fighters will be competing on the gyms own show on the 30th November in Ashton. Lewis will fight for the WTKA World title against a young Cypriot fighter, and Ella will be defending her title against another Cypriot.