TNT boys aim for in­ter­na­tional glory

Salford Advertiser - - MOTORS -

MIXED MAR­TIAL ARTS SI­MON ROW­BOTHAM A SAL­FORD-BASED Mixed Mar­tial Arts club, whose young mem­bers have en­joyed na­tional suc­cess this year, now have their sights set on the global stage.

Young K-1 and MuayThai kick-box­ers from TNT Gym, based at the Broughton Hub in Rigby Street, will com­pete in the 2015 World Cham­pi­onships in Spain after strik­ing suc­cess in the English Thai-Box­ing and K-1 Open Cham­pi­onship in Birm­ing­ham last month.

Joe Lawrence, 13 claimed two ti­tles in both K-1 and Thai Box­ing in the 12-14 cat­e­gory, while Mac­u­lay Eyres, 11 won the K-1 English ti­tle in the nine-11 age bracket.

Dy­lan Bowen-Booth, 14 also won the K1-English Ti­tle in his un­der-40 kg age di­vi­sion. The three young fight­ers will rep­re­sent Eng­land in the World Cham­pi­onships in Novem­ber 2015.

In­struc­tor Stan Bowen could not hide his de­light after a suc­cess­ful year for his stu­dents.

“I was very proud of them all. They train very hard and de­serve their suc­cess,” said Bowen.

“Joe com­peted in the two cat­e­gories of Thai Box­ing and K-1 and won both ti­tles on the same day.

“Macau­ley is only 11 and had to fight three times to win his belt. It was a great achieve­ment.”

The re­cent tri­umph in Birm­ing­ham comes after Dy­lan rep­re­sented Eng­land in the Muay-Thai Box­ing World Cup in Latvia where he won gold last year, fight­ing off stiff com­pe­ti­tion from the likes of Latvia, Rus­sia and Kaza­khstan over a two-day pe­riod.

What makes the club’s achieve­ments more im­pres­sive is the fact that they train in rather mod­est sur­round­ings.

“We don’t have a gym. We only have a hall that we hire out at Broughton Hub and store our equip­ment there,” said Bowen.

TNT cater for young peo­ple as young as five and train at Broughton Hub ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day at 6pm

Young peo­ple in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved, as well spon­sor­ship en­quir­ers, can con­tact Stan on stan­bowen1@hot­mail. com or visit their Face­book page: TNT Muay-Thai – Broughton Hub.

TNT MMA mem­bers Joe Lawrence, Mac­u­lay Eyres and Dy­lan Bowen-Booth

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