Melton Muay Thai Assassins rewarded for long haul to Devon

George Griffiths EMN-151002-183852002
George Griffiths EMN-151002-183852002

The long trip down to Devon proved worthwhile for a quartet of Muay Thai Assassins who recorded a full set of impressive wins.

Saxon Nugent was first on at the Okehampton show against Freddie Haggaty from London’s Team Underground gym.

Both 11-year-olds were evenly-matched in a close contest, but Saxon began to get the upper hand after the third round as his superior fitness took over, helping him to a points victory.

Kian Nolan (13) took on an aggressive Dutch opponent, but Kian’s better technique and his ability to listen to the advice of his corner earned him the win on his international debut.

Senior fighter Tyree Stevens outclassed his Dutch rival with lightning fast kicks, strong knees and excellent hand skills.

Fourteen-year-old George Griffiths was told to concentrate on his technique and skills rather than strength as he took on a Polish opponent. George duly sat back and picked off the Pole, winning every round and proving his versatility.

He will have to be on top form on Saturday, March 7 when he fights Stevie Irvine, from Scotland, at the Assassins hometown show.

The Scot is a year older than the Assassin and comes with a good reputation.

Assassins instructor Mark Barlow said: “This has got bout of the night written all over it. I can’t wait for this one; both lads are at the top of their game at the moment.”

Tickets for the show, at Melton’s Market Tavern, are on sale from any Assassin member or the Assassins Muay Thai Facebook page.