Bedfont Sports’ newly crowned English champion Aaron Coldman continued his fine form with a points victory over Mat Piechoki from Worthing’s Gym Extreme.
The contest, in Sports’ first ever kickboxing show, was a tense affair of non-stop action from the first bell to the last.
Coldman, who beat Shaun Townsend in June to claim the BIKMA/WKMA English title, was forced to battle hard, but the home favourite did enough to claim the win on a judge’s decision.
Jameson Matusalem’s final fight of his career was a thriller against Dave Kily.
Neither refused to give an inch and, although Matusalem was cut above his left eye, he saw off his opponent to retire in style.
Heavyweight Garvin Snell’s first fight was a tough battle against Mark Curikov from Gym Extreme. The Bedfont man had his opponent on the ropes in the second round but was denied by the bell allowing the Worthing man to fight back to win on points.
Head coach Billy Gallup said: “What we managed to pull off in such a short space of time was amazing.
“The atmosphere was electric throughout the night and all fighters and spectators were a credit to our club.
“It was a very proud moment for all of us.”
There were also numerous exhibition bouts through the evening and also some demonstrations by Bedfont’s Wu Shu Kwan club.