11/01/2011 - 11.07

Kerry-Louise GB Wins Super Middleweight -70kg WAKO Pro Intercontinental Title

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Kerry-Louise steams ahead in the WAKO K1 Intercontinental  title fight held in Dinnington Sheffield Great Britain on the 4th December 2010. Full credit firstly goes to her opponent, a respectful and true grit fighter in Natalie Van Niekerk who travelled all the way from South Africa to meet one of Great Britains top professional and hard hitting fighters.  

In a full of action fight which went the distance with the addition of bone bruising low kicks and knees, both girls showed they were both mentally and physically prepared for the bout.   Kerry-Louise started as expected with a 30 second appraisal of her fighter to let coach “CJP” see how to handle the South African. With that out of the way Kerry-Louise moved it up into second gear to take the first round comfortably and with her opponents weaknesses now been fully assessed.  

The second round went into 3rd gear with two levels left and again the home fighter was well in front at the bell.  

It was plain to see that round 3 was where Cris had planned for Kerry-Louise to move up to 5th and top gear. She came out for the remaining rounds and treated the whole Lyric Theatre to a display of sheer excellence with combination punches that would have stopped most male fighters, kicks that would have downed a bull and straight singular shots which heard the audience respond immediately.  

Natalie rode the bombardment of attacks and countered often with some good strong singular techniques herself. But even with Natalies best it was plain to see that Natalie at nearly 6 foot tall and Kerry-Louise at only 5’5” that Kerry-Louise was built so strongly in both leg, shoulder and arm areas and as she used all her other assets to her advantage.  

The last round was perfection and Kerry-Louise just showed that the extensive fitness, stamina and bag/pad training, plus all the hours of ring sparring had paid off. Van Niekerk saw the canvas with a massive scoop and leg take down as the fight neared the end, the final 30 seconds count was shouted from Kerry-Louises corner and she tucked up and went for gold.
The final bell rung and Natalie knew that as hard as she had fought and as much as she had defied the British fighter of putting her down and keeping her down that the victory and beautiful title belt was going to be placed around Kerry-Louises waist! It was and Natalie showed her professionalism and true sportsmanship again by placing the belt around her opponent.  

Master Cris Janson-Piers and Kerry-Louise are already in talks in relation to her next WAKO Pro fight. Janson-Piers said "Kerry-Louise is carrying an injury at the moment but she is still training and we hope to have her in top shape soon as she is so keen to fight again, the negotiations will include time for recuperation and this will see Kerry-Louise even stronger!"  

The last word goes to the South Africans, Natalie and Jean who were a pleasure to work with from the start and who were very receptive to all arrangements. They were treated to a great after party and visits to some beautiful places after the fight until the end of their stay, seeing the Moors in the Peak District, York and London itself. 

Thank You for helping make a great sporting event!  

WAKO Pro GB has a whole stable of fighters available to contest any title on Gala's and Shows anywhere in the World.  Contact Cris Janson-Piers at   crisjansonpiers@googlemail.com

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Professional Photography by J Vernon