A SCHOOLBOY kickboxer has delivered ‘a masterclass’ in how to become a champion fighter, according to his coach.

Fearless Jake Fairless, 16, from Chester-le-Street, fought his way to the WRSA Title against former British Champion James Ramsey, from Scotland.

Jake, who trains with the North-East Kickboxing Academy, in Burnopfield, took the title on points won over five rounds.

He was part of a team of ten fighters from the club, which which travelled to Glasgow in an England v Scotland team event.

The club won overall with eight wins to two.

Jake’s coach, former World Champion, Wes Fagan, said: “I’m so proud of them of them all but Jake winning the title was the cherry on the cake.

“It was a mature masterclass performance.

“He really took the title from the champion and I would match him now against any 52kg kickboxer in the world.

“Jake has it all and is total natural talent.

“He is ready for anybody put in front of him.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here