Ace Amy beats Euro champ to win national title

Amy Campbell proudly wears her title belt alongside Jimmy Killick (left) and Andy Chambers. Picture courtesy DaveFordArt
Amy Campbell proudly wears her title belt alongside Jimmy Killick (left) and Andy Chambers. Picture courtesy DaveFordArt
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A Fighting Tigers Gym pro fighter defeated a European champion to win a prestigious national title in Crawley on Saturday.

Amy Campbell clinched the WBC Pro Muay Thai national welterweight (66.6kg) title with a victory against current European champion Jillian Corbett, from the world-famous Wicker Camp in Sheffield.

The bout was fast paced from the off, with Campbell dictating the pace with her non-stop work. The power in her hands was clear and her opponent certainly didn’t like it.

Corbett, however, had some very strong leg kicks and looked to use them early. Unfazed, Campbell pushed on and dominated the clinch with knees.

Both ladies gave it their all, but it was Campbell who impressed the judges throughout and at the end of five hard rounds, a unanimous decision was given to the Fighting Tigers Gym talent, who became the new WBC national champion.

Fighting Tigers Gym head instructor Andy Chambers said: “I have said from day one that Amy has the potential to become the best female fighter in the world and this is just clarification of this, becoming the UK number one and by claiming the prestigious WBC crown.”

Campbell has now become a multiple champion in three different disciplines across three different weight classes on two continents.

She is a two-time Five Nations IKF Kickboxing light welterweight champion, as well as an IKF Southern Area K1 light welterweight champion, WAKO Australian light middleweight K1 national champion, WMO Australian national K1 welterweight champion and now the WBC English National Muay Thai welterweight champion.

Campbell has achieved all this while pursuing her own business, Pure Fit, as a personal trainer, pilates instructor, and Muay Thai and kickboxing instructor.

If you want to train with Campbell, find her PureFit Facebook page, or contact Fighting Tigers Gym through their website - www.fightingtigers.co.uk - or call 07739 390911 for more information.

Campbell’s triumph was the culmination of a successful few weeks for the Castleham Industrial Estate-based Fighting Tigers Gym.

The previous weekend, it again produced a night of unrivalled combat sports entertainment as the latest instalment in the Pantheon Fight Series, 11 - Ares, took centre stage at Sussex Coast College Hastings.

Late last month, George Jacobs and Jemima Beal won Six Nations titles on a successful trip to Montdidier in France, triumphing in front of 1,000 fight fans.

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