Ambergate kickboxer Scott ‘Fatboy’ Taylor has achieved his dream after 20 years of training, becoming two-time professional world kickboxing champion.
On September 7 last year, he defeated Spanish champion Adan Perez Vega of Spain with a late stoppage in the ninth round, gaining the I.C.O World title.
And now, after 12 weeks of intense training , he was successful in beating Northern Ireland’s Ciaran Boyle on a unanimous points decision, becoming W.K.U world champion.
Scott started kickboxing at the age of seven years, having 60 fights before the age of 16. During that time, he won numerous titles including Midlands Area, English Low Kicks and an English title.
At the age of 16, he turned professional, having to start at the bottom and work his way up all over again.
Now at the age of 27 years, he has had 44 professional fights with 41 wins, picking up the English, British and Commonwealth titles.
Scott currently holds the European and now two world titles.
Although Scott is classed as a professional, there is very little money to be made in the sport itself, so as well as training for three hours a day for 12 weeks up to a fight, he holds down a full time job as a win
dow fitter, as well as taking part in his kickboxing.
Scott is having a couple of weeks off, before resuming training with his fellow fighters at the Derbyshire Panthers.
If you are interested in providing some sponsorship support for Ambergate’s two-time world champion, call StuartTaylor on 0781 2014896.