K-Star’s Carl Copestake and Adrian Maguire both won their respective weight categories at the Ringmasters Tournament in Kent. This is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country and attracts the best fighters from around the country.
Carl Copestake had 3 fights in the day to win the final against Luke Ried from Warriors gym in Kent. This is another title for Carl who already holds 2 british titles!
Adrian has been unlucky lately and has had 3 opponents pull out against him recently, so entered the tournament to be sure of getting a fight, but it happened again! 4 fighters pulled out on the day! So Adrian was straight into the final against the very strong Affan Khan from the Minatours gym in North London. This was a very exciting fight with both fighters show boating. Adrian was very excited to win as this was his first title.
Four other fighters from K-Star (Pete Rai, James Dore, Tops and Nathan Epps) also fought and all got to the semi Finals.
K-Star owner Steve Logan Said ‘I was very pleased with all the lads, they did great, they had some tough fights and the only losses we had were in the semi finals, it was a great experience, we will definitely be entering next year.
Both Champions have a few fights lined up over the next few months. Carl fights in Glasgow on 11th Sept when he takes on the very talented Jordan Calder. This will be a tough challenge for Carl as Jordan is a strong up and coming fighter, tipped for the top.
Carl then returns to Glasgow on 5th November, this time in an 8 man tournament, this will be tough as the winner gets £3,000 !!
Adrian fights in front of his home crowd at the Tower Ballroom in Birmingham on Sat 24th Sept against Allie McConie from Shinkick gym. Adrian has a lot to prove in this fight as he has lost to 2 other fighters from Shinkick in the past, so he wants a win this time!
Then on 15th Oct Adrian fights Andy Hughes from Spartan in Rochdale. Andy is heavier than Adrian, so this fight will be at 57kg, so another tough fight for Adrian.
To finish off the Year Adrian is back at the Tower on 26th Nov against Jason Mummery, from Mungkorn Dam in Kent. This a rematch, Adrian won the first fight via a second round stoppage with a body kick, so Adrian is hoping for a repeat this time too!!
Anyone wanting to learn Thai Boxing at either K-Star Academy can have a Free 1-2-1 lesson, please Call Perry Barr 0121 331 4074 or City Centre 0121 622 5078 or visit www.k-starthaiboxing.com