First semi-pro bout for rising young fighter

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MARTIAL ARTS: A promising fighter will compete in his first semi-professional bout.

Edward Arthur, 21, from Hemel Martial Arts, will step into the ring in Northampton on Saturday, April 30.

His last fight saw him defeat Leroy Dex in an amateur class battle at the Kayo-MMA ‘Honour’ Live Mixed Martial Arts competition in Slough last month.

Hemel Martial Arts founder and trainer, professional fighter Denniston Sutherland said: “We are expecting good things. He is very fit and in good condition.

“Ed is one of our exciting young prospects.”