Holland claims another Qld belt

YEPPOON Fight Centre Muay Thai kickboxer John Holland continues to display the class which has secured him another Queensland title.

Holland, 17, won the ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association) Queensland welterweight title at Brisbane's Arana Hills PCYC on the weekend.

Fighting Brisbane's James "B1'' Urwin over five two-minute rounds in the 64.6kg-66.8kg division, Holland won on a points decision after excelling with his boxing skills and using outstanding knee work to his opponent's body.

This latest title followed Holland's WMC (World Muay Thai Council) Queensland welterweight title he won at Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel last month.

Holland will next fight on the Sunshine Coast in three weeks in the build-up to an Australian title fight in August. The Yeppoon rising star, and reigning world amateur junior champion, also hopes to return to Thailand later in the year to contest the men's B division at the world titles.

Fellow Yeppoon Fight Centre kickboxers also excelled at Arana Hills.

Jay Pidgeon, fighting in the 81kg84kg light cruiserweight division, scored a knockout win over Brisbane's Paul Brown in the third, and final, round.

Raj Acharya produced a unanimous points victory over the Gold Coast's Josh Little in the 58kg division while Yeppoon's David Carling fought hard before losing on a points decision to the Gold Coast's Jacob Gee in his 65kg fight.



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