Two fighters battle their way to victory

Reece Watson, 35, from Hemel Martial Arts.
Reece Watson, 35, from Hemel Martial Arts.

CARPENTER Reece Watson stepped into the ring on Saturday to face Steve Dossett for the second time and the 35-year-old fighter from Hemel Martial Arts made sure there was no question over who the winner was this time.

Married Reece, of Fields End, Hemel Hempstead, won by technical knock out with a kick to the body just over a minute into the first round of the professional kickboxing fight.

His trainer Denniston ‘Mad Max’ Sutherland, also a professional fighter himself, said Reece was in a better frame of mind for doing battle this time around. “This time he was switched on and showed his true calibre,” said Denniston.

The pair last faced each other in the ring last October, when the judges declared it a draw.

Speaking after the latest bout, Reece said: “It was a good result - train hard, fight easy - that’s the motto at Hemel Martial Arts.”

Also fighting out of the club on the same night was 19-year-old Josh ‘Weeman’ Bangert.

He was competing in a semi-professional mixed martial arts contest at the Colosseum Sports event in Guildford

The bout went the full two four minute rounds with judges declaring Bangert the winner.

Denniston said: “He started off exactly how he intended to finish. From the moment the bell rang Weeman was bringing the fight to him.

“The way the judges scored it showed that they believed that he completely blasted the other guy out of the water.”

>Find out more about Hemel Martial Arts, based in Fensomes Alley, by searching the club on Facebook.