Kick-boxer Julie Kitchen to defend title in Cornwall

Julie Kitchen
Kitchen trains at the Touchgloves gym in Penzance

Cornish kick-boxer Julie Kitchen is to defend one of her world titles in the county for the first time.

Kitchen will take on Dutch fighter Aleide Lawant at Carn Brea Leisure Centre in Redruth on 11 March.

The 13-time world champion, and mother of two, will be defending her WPML Top King title.

"I don't duck anyone. I like fighting and I think as a true champion you have to give up and coming fighters a go," Kitchen told BBC Radio Cornwall.

Lawant has always wanted to fight her, after missing out on the chance to do so in a recent televised event.

But Kitchen added: "I believe that I will beat her. It's going to be a real, good, tough fight. I wasn't planning to fight in England again but I want to put my stamp down."

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