Skelmersdale’s Muay Thai fighter takes European title at University of Bolton stadium

Skelmersdale’s Muay Thai fighter takes European title at University of Bolton stadium

by Henry James (June 2022)

SKELMERSDALE’S Scott Stewart has won the WBC European title in Muay Thai.

He won the 82.5kg Max European title on Saturday night (June 25) at the University of Bolton stadium – the home ground of Bolton Wanderers FC.

Muay Thai, which is sometimes called Thai boxing, is a combat sport using stand-up striking and various clinching techniques.

Scott’s coach Peter Bleasdale from Skem Muay Thai & Martial Arts Centre in Birkrig, said: “Scott won the fight by knock out with a perfectly timed head kick and flying knee. He is ranked number one in the UK and number three in the world now.

“He is an amazing talented young man born and bred in our town, and he has done his best to put Skelmersdale on the world map in Muay Thai.

“He's been a student of mine for 10 years, he's a brilliant young man, an amazing coach and a perfect role model for so many kids in our town and in our community. The kids in our gym idolise him and makes them realise dreams can come true.”



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