Adam Windle claims Thai boxing crown

Burnley Muay Thai Club once again staged a show of semi and professional Thai boxing at the Kestrel Suite.

The club, run by Kru Paul Murphy had five fighters competing on the show, which was a huge success.

Burnley Free Fighters also brought two local boys to the mix and the venue was full.

First up for Burnley was Chris 'The Clinch Master' Prickett, who fought a perfect five rounds of Muay Thai to take the decision.

Rob 'Superman' Tatham was up next, and it took him only three rounds to stop his opponent.

Danny Derbyshire again proved too much for his opponent, and he didn't take a step back in a very brutal affair.

Next up for Burnley was Adam Windle, pictured above with Murphy.

The 10-year-old Ightenhill Primary School pupil fought for the Junior 32kg North West Area title.

Adam, who recently beat the talented Paddy Sharkey, retained his undefeated record by out-pointing the classy Connor Campbell.

The fight was at a very fierce pace, and Campbell landed an array of kicks to the ribs and solar plexus of the Burnley fighter, but Adam proved too strong and countered with some terrific knees to the mid section.

Adam's trainer, Paul Murphy, advised him to use his low kicks and knees, which he did brilliantly, as his power and durability won his first title belt. Adam will be in action at interclub level again next weekend in Salford, followed by another bout in Liverpool.

Last up was Nathan 'The Punching Postman' Walne who contested the British Welterweight title against Andy Green from Rochdale.

Walne had his ribs broke in the first round after an awkward fall, but he fought for four rounds, protecting his left side, without being able to punch or kick properly.

Murphy pulled him out to prevent serious injury, but he won everyone's admiration.

Murphy would like to thank Susan, Kelly and Mick at the Kestrel Suite, and Scott Cunliffe for helping prepare the fighters, and Dave Burley at Burnley Free Fighters.