Rhys McKee crowned BAMMA lightweight champion of the World

Thursday, 15 March 2018

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ON Friday night at Wembley the 22-year-old professional trainer became the youngest BAMMA battle to take a World crown.
The mean-machine stopped current  British champion Tim Barnett, from Liverpool, via TKO at 4 minutes and 30 seconds of the opening round.
“Rhys  completely destroyed him," summed up a totally delighted Rodney Moore, who is head coach at Ballymena's George Street gym.
“He  showed he' is on another level and made his opponent look like a novice in there."
McKee  schooled him from the very start as he went to work and put the pressure straight on Barnett.
British boxing superstar David 'Haymaker' Haye (who was commentating for the show) said -   " Rhys made that look super easy,    he made it look like a mismatch. A total flawless punch perfect performance".
“How's that for  a compliment," asked coach Moore.
Read full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.
* This weekend  Glenn  'The Beast' Irvine defends his British middleweight title on Caged  Steel Fighting Championships in Doncaster, England. He's up against No. 1  contender Matt Pepper on St. Patrick's Day.


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