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WIN FOR CROXLEY: Ellie Harber does it again and picks up another World Title

 Published on: 15th December 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

England and Lions Watford Fighter Ellie Harber added another World Title at the Amateur Kings show in Luton on the December 7.

This makes a total of seven world titles across K1, Muay Thai and Boxing over the last two years.

Ellie Harber, 14, from Croxley Green, fought for the Amateur Kings K1 World Title belt at the Amateur Kings show, in The Chiltern Hotel, Luton on the December 7.

This was the same location that Ellie won her European Title back in July this year. Ellie had a very tough opponent from The Netherlands, Selina Vugts from GM Gym, who also, holds a number of World, European and National titles.

Both fighters came out hard in the first round with a tirade of punches, kicks and knees. Over five rounds of 90 seconds both girls took it to the other, with each edging in front. The girls gave it all in the ring and Ellie emerged victorious, with a majority judges’ decision.

Ellie said after the fight: “Selina is a very tough opponent. She tested me and I had to work extremely hard to win the fight. I am very grateful that I can do a sport I love and know that to be successful you must work hard and take risks in the ring. This is what I did and with the support of my great coaches, family and friends I was able to win.”

Steve Harber, Ellie’s Dad said: “Today was an emotional day for the family. Ellie was fighting for her 7th World Title on the number 1 amateur K1 show in the UK, Amateur Kings. Selina is a great competitor and is on a great winning run. Ellie has dedicated this fight to her Grandad, Allan Isichei who was with her in July when she won her European Title at the same venue.

“Her Grandad  was one of her biggest supporters and to be knifed to death in August, by someone who has multiple violent convictions is hard to deal with, but Ellie turned the emotion into a win and the family are so happy for her, her grandad would have been so proud.”

Mark Surge, cornering with Amir Subasic, in place of her Head Coach Colin Lewis, said: “I was pleased to be with Ellie in the corner, making sure she stuck to the plan. It was a hard fight, but she got the win.”

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