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Godbold steps up in class

PUBLISHED: 09:22 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:04 12 July 2010

Andy Godbold and Bin Tyler battle it out.

Andy Godbold and Bin Tyler battle it out.

ANDY Godbold stepped up in class at the Championship Full-Contact Kickboxing Show at Gorleston Ocean Room, organised by the Three Lions Club.

Andy, a professional stuntman living at Metfield, was brought in at short notice as the challenger for very experienced championship level fighter Bin Tyler, for the British Full Contact Kickboxing Super Featherweight title.

ANDY Godbold stepped up in class at the Championship Full-Contact Kickboxing Show at Gorleston Ocean Room, organised by the Three Lions Club.

Andy, a professional stuntman living at Metfield, was brought in at short notice as the challenger for very experienced championship level fighter Bin Tyler, for the British Full Contact Kickboxing Super Featherweight title.

It was close hard-contest fought over five busy, exciting rounds, which Tyler won on a close points decision.

Dave Munroe, promoter of the event, and also Bin Tyler's trainer said “Andy performed brilliantly, he has improved one hundred per cent since he last fought on one of our events.

“It was a close, hard bout and all credit should go to Andy, he surprised a lot of people.”

Andy has been training closely with Richard Vince from the Blackbelt Academy, who was very pleased with Andy's performance “It was a brave, strong, impressive performance, sticking mostly to the plan we had set out for Andy for the fight,” he said.

“Andy looked like a fighter in the same class as Bin, which many had doubted leading up to the fight, which was because Bin was far more experienced than Andy.

“It was the best performance that I have seen of Andy's, which I know we can build on for future fights, probably as much from the self-belief aspect as any other.”

Richard has been in talks with Dave, Bin's trainer about a possible rematch later in August.

Andy was also pleased with his step up in class against Bin “I have had some tough fights since my return to the boxing ring over two year ago, but it is now all coming together. I have been in the ring with the best at my weight with fighters from all over the country.

“I can now genuinely say, there is no one that I wouldn't fight in my weight division on the full-contact kickboxing circuit.”

Andy, now ranked as number one amateur super featherweight kickboxer in England by the IKF, will get a shot at an amateur title in Norwich on June 28.

For further details on kickboxing in your area, contact 07766 567007, or visit www.whitecollarboxingclub.com

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