Successful world kickboxing title defence for St Albans’ Nick Samways

St Albans' Nick Samways successfully defended his WKO World Kickboxing title.

St Albans' Nick Samways successfully defended his WKO World Kickboxing title. - Credit: Archant

A kickboxer from St Albans has successfully defended his world title.

Nick Samways was fighting at Bethnal Green’s iconic York Hall on the Superfight Series card and managed to come away with the WKO K1 championship belt still around his waist after a victory over Jordan Smith.

The 27-year-old now plans to add a second title to the collection when he fights Jordan Fichelle from France for the vacant WKMA Professional K1 World Title.

That bout takes place on September 29 at Planet Ice in Milton Keynes.

Samways and his trainer Brian Boyle run boxing, Muay Thai and fitness coaching classes at the Combat Gym in St Albans.


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The Hatfield Road-based business is a community combat sports gym for people of all ages and abilities in the area.

Samways has trained and fought in Muay Thai and Ki for over 10 years and is the current WKA European Champion

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