Big year for Burnley trio!

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Burnley Muay Thai Club’s annual awards were dominated by Danny Derbyshire, Adam Windle and Chris Prickett.

The trio enjoyed a tremendous 2010, claiming trophies and title belts along the way with relative ease.

Chris won both his fights, gaining one knockout and the opportunity to proceed to the next level and hopefully fight for a title at some point in 2011.

The fighter, who works at Rolls-Royce, has also started teaching classes, and at only 23 is a real prospect.

Danny won the British UKMTO Light Heavyweight Thai Boxing title in November with another knockout, and will fight in March for another version of the title.

Danny has really established himself over the past 12 months and there are not too many opponents willing to challenge him at the moment.

He has already been ‘ducked’ twice in recent weeks and he will hopefully be entering the ring in Europe this year.

The final award went to Adam, who remained unbeaten in 2010, winning two title belts along the way.

The 11-year-old, who attends Ightenhill Primary School, has also started teaching the childrens’ class on Saturdays and has already helped a few of the smaller lads to prepare for their first fights next month.

Kru Paul Murphy, who runs the Burnley club, said: “Adam is an absolute pleasure to teach, he is so talented yet he never looks down on anyone or shows off.

“He is one of the most polite students I have ever had and is a real credit to his parents and his school. We all know how good he is as a fighter, but over the last few months he has shown qualities in other departments.

“Adam had to undergo a serious operation in the autumn, but still came straight back down the gym to help the others as soon as he was able.

“This is the sort of person Adam is and we are so lucky to have him at the club.”

The Burnley fighters will be in action once again at the end of the month and anyone wanting tickets can call Paul on 07810453960.

Adam and Danny are pictured with their trophy haul from 2010.