MATLOCK-based Jesters Fightclub took rising star Declan ‘Giant Slayer’ Ward to Lincoln for an evening of kickboxing competion on Saturday.
Declan faced Lincoln’s local boy Jack Jenkins, fighting out of the Lincoln Fight factory.
Declan started strongly, forcing an early lead after a fast first round. The second was a closer round with the local fighter pushing back but Declan just came out on top.
Undeterred, Declan came out in the final round all guns blazing to secure a unanimous points win taking him to seven fights with only two losses, putting him back on form and looking forward to his next match in the coming weeks.
Jesters’ head coach Dale Wood said: “Declan’s achievements are testament to the extra training sessions run by Jesters’ coach Clinton Wayne. He’s producing a very tight team of kids with more to hit the circuit very soon.”
Anybody interested in training at Jesters Fightclub, above Derwent Carpets on Dale Road, Matlock, whether junior or adult, for serious competition or simply to shift a few pounds, can contact the gym on 07974 655146.
Photo : Declan and Dale