Points victory for Johnston

Karl Johnston, Jesters Fightclub.
Karl Johnston, Jesters Fightclub.

LAST Sunday saw Jesters Fightclub’s Karl Johnston travel to Barnsley’s Escapade nightclub for his latest bout.

Johnston, a member of the Matlock-based club, faced Luke Morgan from the renowned Manchester-based Johnny Ts thaiboxing gym under K1 one rules.

Morgan is currently one of the circuit’s busiest fighters, having notched up eight fights this year alone.

After a confident entrance by both fighters, the opening round of the contest began tentatively with both lads finding their range.

Johnston was the first to settle, sitting Morgan on the canvas with well-timed kicks.

Once Johnston had taken control, he held the lead for the remainder of the fight.

Morgan was always dangerous with flashes of aggression but Johnston’s superior technique and fitness pulled through, giving him a unanimous points win.

Johnston already has his next two bouts agreed for 2012, taking place in February and March.

Anybody interested in supporting the fighters or in training at Jesters Fightclub, based above Derwent Carpets in Matlock, can contact the gym on 07974 655146.