Burnley thai boxer impresses on international duty with England

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BURNLEY Thai boxer Saqib Khan secured an emphatic victory on Johnny T’s England versus Ireland promotion show.

The 25-year-old took the bout against Fin Gunning at five days notice but demolished his opponent with a 25-second knockout in the opening round.

Saqib, who fights out of Sandygate’s Hakuda Thai Boxing gym, came out strong and put his opponent under pressure from the start with devastating body kicks before ending the contest with a solid left hook.

The gym is open every weekday from 7 p.m. until 8-30 p.m. and runs classes for women, children as well as one-on-one tuition. Anyone wishing to join or find out more information can contact coach Dave Burley on 07947 744117 or email dave@hakuda.co.uk.