Melton Muay Thai Assassins clean up at European Open

Muay Thai Assassins team at the European Open in Sheffield EMN-150429-150505002
Muay Thai Assassins team at the European Open in Sheffield EMN-150429-150505002
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Melton’s Muay Thai Assassins were named top team as they cleaned up at the WKA European Open Championships last weekend.

A team of 10 Assassins travelled to Sheffield on Sunday and returned with 11 European titles and the team award.

Cailan Nolan became a champion at the tender age of seven after comfortably winning his bout, and was soon followed by eight-year-old Musab Mahroof who outworked his opponent in the second half of his contest to take his first-ever title.

Billy Hammond’s strength and fitness helped him overcome a tough opponent from he Manchester’s Majestic Gym to land European honours, but Elizabeth Griffiths (11) stole the show, winning two Thai boxing categories and a K1 class to land a title treble.

Saxon Nugent won the bout of the day against a Scottish opponent, a great battle showcasing high skill levels.

Kain Nolan (13) lost the opening two rounds of his big fight, but stormed back to take the next three and the belt.

George Griffiths turned in a strong performance to win his final, and Adel Yahia (14) claimed his first title against a tough opponent.

Tyree Stevens and Thai Barlow, meanwhile, both won their categories in the adult divisions.