Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Success for Laws Would Be Boom-Ing Marvellous; Kickboxing

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Success for Laws Would Be Boom-Ing Marvellous; Kickboxing

Article excerpt

As Duel Fight Sports returns to the North East tonight, Newcastle's own Gary 'Boom Boom' Laws is looking to capture kickboxing championship gold, writes TOM HANLEY.

The 26-year old from Benwell, who has 'BOOM' tattooed on the knuckles of both hands in homage to his hard-hitting fighting style, is currently the UK's No 4 60kg K1 fighter. In one of the evening's main bouts, he is looking to bounce back and win the vacant National K-1 Championship at DUEL 7 against Jake Gomersall, after a defeat in his last outing.

On that night, he faced offagainst Fred 'The Joker' Cordeiro at DUEL 6 for the SuperFight Championship and the vacant WKL European Championship, marking a significant step-up in competition for Laws.

After a strong showing, knocking down Cordeiro for only the second time in his career, Cordeiro caught Laws with a spectacular acrobatic heel kick -sending him crashing to the floor and forcing referee Billy Saul to stop the fight.

The heel kick became an instant viral hit after being captured ringside by kickboxing journalist Anoop Hothi, reposted by UFC fighter Mark Hunt and then covered by Fox Sports in the US -racking up over a million views. …

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