Jamie wins British title on bumper night

Jamie McGuigan with his trophy and belt after triumphing at Sussex Coast College Hastings. Picture courtesy Jon Snapaway
Jamie McGuigan with his trophy and belt after triumphing at Sussex Coast College Hastings. Picture courtesy Jon Snapaway

The Pantheon Fight Series returned to a packed house at Sussex Coast College Hastings on Saturday.

Pantheon - Apocalypse showcased some of the UK’s most talented amateur and professional fighters.

Fighting on the card were six local warriors from the St Leonards-based Fighting Tigers Gym who without question enthralled the crowd.

Ben Mitchell, Ali Waller, Dave Verlander, Elliott Hallworth, Sam Squires - who was mentioned as fighter of the night - and Jamie McGuigan were all in action.

McGuigan captured the IKF amateur super welterweight British title by overcoming Rory Evans, from Wales, to add to his and the gym’s impressive haul of titles.

Fight fans were also treated to possibly the best junior girls’ fight in the country this year as Gravesend’s Phoebe Cumiskey defeated Manchester’s Alicia Walker for the IKF junior English lightweight K1 title.

There was even more to talk about with the event’s finale, which saw Luton’s Giannis Skordilis get the better of Thanet’s Liam Wells for the IKF pro welterweight K1 title.

For more information, please visit www.fightingtigers.co.uk or call 07739 390911. Fighting Tigers Gym is located on the Castleham Industrial Estate.

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