Now Angel spreads her wings

THERE IS no stopping 11-year-old Angel Curtis who has won another Thai boxing belt.

WINNER: Angel proudly displays her two title belts
WINNER: Angel proudly displays her two title belts

The youngster from Moorside has captured the World Kickboxing Association’s 35kg English title in Muay Thai Kickboxing to add to the British crown she won earlier this year.

Angel, a pupil at Hodge Clough Primary, fought Alysia Walker at Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester, for the English crown dominating from start to finish and claiming an unanimous points decision over five rounds.

It extended Angel’s 100-per-cent record from eight bouts since she took up the sport last summer.

The victory was reward for Angel’s dedication as she trains four nights each week at Knuckle Muay Thai gym on Huddersfield Road run by Kevan and Amy Lloyd.

Angel, who will start at Saddleworth School in September, also trains one night a week at Rushcroft Ju-Jitsu Club where she has been a member since the age of four and achieved her black belt aged nine.

She also has one weekly boxing session at Team Greaves and also does one day weight and fitness training as well as running.

Angel’s future plans are to defend both her British and English titles as well as fighting on the undercard of professional shows in August and September.

Next year promises to be busy as Angel has her sights fixed on the European and World Championships and ideally would also like to attend a training camp in Thailand.

It promises to be a costly year and dad Dean, who will have to fund the trips, and he is looking for sponsorship to help ease the strain. He can be contacted on 07415 372266.

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