The first Ring Wars of 2023 took place last Saturday, at the Lincoln Fight Factory and it was a night to remember. The event showcased some of the best 61kg K1 kickboxers in the country, amongst the 18 entertaining fights, ranging from amateur to professional.
Although many of the fights left the 500-strong audience thoroughly entertained, the performance of the night came as Lincoln Fight Factory’s own Jamie Stinton faced Harvey Clarke for the ISKA K1 English Cadet title.
Stinton was sporting an impressive 4-0 record and started the fight well but, after an impressive first two rounds, Stinton began to tire and it seemed likely that the bout would end in a first loss for the 16-year-old Lincolnshire hopeful.
However, as the judges had it 2-2 heading into the fifth and final round, Stinton managed to rally back heroically with an onslaught of punches. Eventually forcing the referee to stop the fight, just 34 seconds shy of the final bell. A moment Jamie’s father, Dave Stinton described as “amazing”.
After his rocky-esque performance Jamie described the fight as a “tough fight, character-building but, the only way is up from here”.
This capped off another impressive Ring Wars event by Promoter and Head Coach of the Lincoln Fight Factory, Shawn Burton. Resulting in Jamie’s first English title and improving his record to a stellar 5-0. This is not his only title though, as in his previous bout in November, Jamie captured the ISKA K1 Five Nations Cadet title when he defeated Irish fighter, Owen Forde.
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