Kickboxing: TV nerves can't stop Ed

PUBLISHED: 14:02 13 July 2011

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SAFFRON Walden fighters James Baker and Ed Crace-Eales both had their highest level fights to date at the launch event of new TV martial arts station.

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SAFFRON Walden fighters James Baker and Ed Crace-Eales both had their highest level fights to date at the launch event of new TV martial arts station.

At TV studios in Norwich, nerves were tangible but Crace-Eales put in a stunning performance in the cruiserweight division.

After dancing to the ring, he never stopped moving throughout his fight against Julian Rigby as he came close to knocking out his opponent five times, rocking him with fierce head shots and dominating the clinch.

A unanimous points decision should now set up a European title shot.

Baker fought next in the light middleweight division but faced a stern test in the form of current British champion James Warner.

After dominating the opening of the first round he was caught by a proverbial sucker punch which sent him tumbling to matt and he failed to get up before the count had finished.

Over all it was a good show and head coach Dan Healy said it was good to be at the Ultimate Tri-Style’s first televised fight but it was back to the gym for the guys to get Ed Crace Eales ready for taking part in the World Martial Games in Cardiff as part of the Great Britain kickboxing team on the August 19.

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