Kickboxing champ Steven Cook has fought his way into contention for a British title fight after winning in Luton last weekend.
The Pegasus Gym owner, nicknamed Pocket Rocket, was in action against Edward Bettison from Wolverhampton in a pro kickboxing bout over five two-minute rounds.
The world number three and UK number one showed his supreme fitness and full repertoire of skills to win convincingly and was offered a crack at the vacant ICO Pro British title in October – after his next Storm event – as a result.
Cook said: “I trained real hard for the fight and so I was able to control the pace of the fight from start to finish. My fitness was on point and I was the sharpest I’ve ever been. It was really nice to get the opportunity to show off my skills to my Pegasus students and show that we practise what we preach, but also to show my coach and corner team what I can now do as a result of training with them as they put a lot of time and effort into me every fight.
“I had very good comments from judges, referee and sponsors who all seemed to be impressed.
“I’ve been invited back to fight on the next Pure Force in December to potentially fight in the first ever pro four-man tournament in kickboxing.
“I want to thank the 40 plus people that followed us. Your continued support means a lot to me.”