A BURY Muay Thai boxer has won two European titles in the space of a fortnight.

St Gabriel’s RC High School pupil Ella Thompstone, of GFC Muay Thai, has continued her rapid rise in the sport in some style.

First she travelled up to Scotland to face the Belgian champion and despite being at a weight and experience disadvantage, Thompstone dominated from the start with her superior strength and technique.

Her nose was bloodied in the second round but the GFC fighter kept her nerve to win a one-sided points decision to become the new WTKA European champion at 54kg.

Two weeks later, Thompstone was in Salford where she faced the two-time world champion Rowena Van Klompenburg from Holland, breezing through a much tougher fight on paper.

Joining her on the show in Salford was the club’s other, two-time European champion, Lewis Bentley, also a student of St Gabriel’s.

He faced a very tough fight against the North East’s Brooks Sowerby but took a split decision.

Making up the GFC contingent were seven-year-old Alfie Speake, who lost a very close split decision, and Harry Oldham, aged nine, who won the area title in possibly the fight of the night.

All four fighters will be competing on the gym’s own show on November 30 in Ashton, Bentley fighting for the WTKA World title against a Cypriot and Thompstone defending her title.

For more information on GFC Muay Thai, based in Cobden Street, or the show call Darren on 07939 277002.

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