A Croxley Green schoolgirl has been crowned national kickboxing champion after beating her opponent in all five rounds.
Emilia Azarov, 12, who goes to Croxley Danes School, beat her opponent in Muay Thai rules kickboxing to earn the IKF English title.
Emilia, who represents Lions Watford, the only fill time Muay Thai, Kickboxing and boxing gym in Watford, beat Leila Whitehouse from Newbury to win the national crown.
The fight took place at Watersmeet, Rickmansworth, as part of the Legend Fight Series with the Croxley schoolgirl beating her number two ranked opponent over five rounds.
In what was Emilia’s toughest test to date, she put her travelling opponent to the sword winning all five rounds on the judges’ score cards and in doing so securing the IKF English title.
The national crown has been added to her already impressive haul of titles and belts and takes her unbeaten run to 14 months and nearly 20 bouts.
Head Coach Sally Lewis said: “We are proud of Emilia’s achievements and she deserves everything she works for, she’s such a character at Lions Watford and gets on with everyone.”
Also competing at the Watersmeet event from Lions Watford were Asia Mastrogiussepe, Lewis Newnham, Malachi Mullings, Elliott Ryder, Josh Johnson, Alex Porter Griffiths, Agnieska Jaron and Ashley Baldwin who between them finished the evening with a healthy seven wins and two losses for the local gym.