Joe aims for title

Kick Boxer Joe McGovan.,

Kick Boxer Joe McGovan.,

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LOXLEY lad Joe McGovan hopes to lift a world crown this weekend when he takes on one the sport’s most experienced fighters in World Pro K1 kickboxing.

Joe, 20, was selected for Sunday’s fight at Sheffield Octagon Centre when he caught the eye of Chris Janson Piers the GB chief coach during a recent run of victories. Joe’s trainer, Paul Powers of Powers Martial Arts in Stannington, said: “Joe and his coaches have worked very hard to get him in tip top shape.

“Joe’s opponent is Marlon Hunt who has held 10 world titles. Also fighting is gym-mate Shane Beard, 24.