Edward stepped into the ring looking extremely confident and relaxed. Shawn looked a little nervous and was right to given the record of his opponent. Edward lived up to his record with an unbelievable start which had the crowd concerned that this fight might not go the distance. Edward brought punches and kicks from all angles and looked very elusive and difficult for Shawn to hit in the early rounds. Shawn dug deep and showed exceptional resistance and calm in his approach to pin the Latvian down. When Shawn did have success the Latvian shrugged his shoulders as if to say is that all you got. Shawn un fazed and relentless in his attacks persevered and eventually started to wear the Latvian down. Referee John Black ledged warned Edward for not throwing enough kicks. His repsonse was a beautifully executed spinning heel kick to Shawn's head. Shawn unfazed continued his attacks and looked like some of his punches and kicks were tiring Edward. This fight had everything from skill, determination, strenght and excitement as both fighters showed their International credentials. Shawn definitely was kicking more frequently than his flamboyant opponent. This was to tell as the fight approached the last round when Edward stepped up the anti again looking for a stoppage. This was not to be be as Shawn had probably given his best performance todate to compete all the way in 10th and final round. At the end of the final round Edward lifted Shawn up in the air as if to suggest he had done enough to win.
crowd waited patiently for the decision and to find out who was
going to be crowned The New EFK Light Welter Weight Champion of
Europe... It was a unamous decision and it went in favour Shawn Boom
Boom Burton. There were no disputes from the Cobra Gym as their
fighter had just been involved in a classic and a European Title
fight anyone would of been proud to have been part of.
ON BEHALF OF THE E.F.K. I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE DEAN SUGDEN NEWARK KICKBOXING GYM,ON HIS EFK PROMOTION AT KELHAM HALL NEWARK ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18TH.THIS SHOW WILL FEATURE TOP OF THE BILL EFK EUROPEAN 62 KG FULL CONTACT TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN SHAUN BURTON LINCOLN ACADEMY OF KICKBOXING ENGLAND AND EDWARD KRAUKLIS OF LATVIA.
ALSO FIGHTING FOR THE E.F.K. BRITISH 64 KG FULL CONTACT TITLE IS STEVE SWINBURN OF LINCOLN KICKBOXING ACADEMY ENGLAND.STEVES APPONENT TO BE NAMED....