Matlock’s Tinker lifts European belt

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K1 Kickboxing star Karl ‘Tinker’ Johnston added another belt to his collection while on England duty at the weekend - fighting his way to become the new professional European K1 Champion.

The Original Jesters in Matlock member faced the Spanish champion Pau Rubio Martinez at the Metrodome in Barnsley.

The Spanish champion started confident, taking the fight to Johnston and peppering with fast combinations. Johnston covered up but after a minute he fought back, rocking Martinez before the referee called a stop to the fight on two minutes and ten seconds.