Iman Barlow looking for swift KO against de Sousa

Iman Barlow EMN-160902-165326002
Iman Barlow EMN-160902-165326002
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Melton martial arts superstar Iman Barlow is braced for her first bout of the year in just over a week as Assassins host their hometown show.

The 11-time world champion faces Barcelona-based fighter Maribel de Sousa in a top-of-the-bill contest at the Market Tavern on Saturday, February 20.

Spanish champion Maribel de Sousa EMN-160902-165315002

Spanish champion Maribel de Sousa EMN-160902-165315002

De Sousa is a leading K1 fighter, Spanish kickboxing champion and professional boxer and will take on the hometown girl in a K1 showdown.

Iman’s dad and Assassins chief instructor Mark Barlow said: “Iman has been training really hard for this and sparring has gone very well. We’re going for a knockout.”

The Melton fighter has a busy year ahead with a world title fight lined up at the O2 Arena, in London, just five weeks later, followed swiftly after by Enfusion shows in Slovakia and Belgium.

“Iman is looking for a short bout so the action is going to be fast and furious,” Mark added.

Also on the bill is debutant Peter Whitehead who has been training for a year and is looking forward to his first contest.

Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Tickets are available from any Assassin member or Nicko’s Fish Bar.

To book a table, call Mark on 07876 543351 or Facebook Iman Barlow.