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Fawley's Harvey Sangha flies home as double WKU world champion





AS PART of the England team, Fawley-based teenage kickboxer Harvey Sangha returned from Canada as a double WKU world champion.

After qualifying, Sangha flew out with the WKU Team England squad and dominated in Calgary, emerging victorious in the 15 to 17 years 60kg category in both full and light contact kickboxing.

Harvey Sangha, 17, said: "Returning with the two belts made me feel proud. Although I had travelled to Canada alone to compete, I still had the knowledge of what my coaches had taught me, and I used it well, so to be able to bring my belts back into the gym made me feel as though I had done my coaches proud.

Fawley-based teenage kickboxer Harvey Sangha
Fawley-based teenage kickboxer Harvey Sangha

"Now I have my eyes set on the British Open Championships in Telford at the start of May, where I will compete in the hope of winning a few more belts and show people I can do this consistently."

Fawley-based teenage kickboxer Harvey Sangha
Fawley-based teenage kickboxer Harvey Sangha

The talented fighter earned his spot in the England squad after bagging two British championships in the same categories he won in Canada, in Birmingham in April.

Fawley-based teenage kickboxer Harvey Sangha
Fawley-based teenage kickboxer Harvey Sangha

Sangha, who trains with Hythe Dragons under the tutelage of Martin Binge and Darren Binge, has won three world titles, is now a five-time British champion, and has a European championship.

Sangha, who first started martial arts training at the age of nine, had always shown an interest in fighting after watching films and playing games on the computer.

He started training in boxing and MMA, but once he found kickboxing, there was no looking back for the talented teenager.



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