KICKBOXING: GREAT Sutton pocket dynamo Feld Barlow has made a sensational debut in his first full-contact fight.
The 13-year-old wowed a crowd of 600 spectators in Aintree, turning on the style to defeat Chris Peroni of Liverpool comprehensively.
Brian Nelson, Feld's instructor, said: 'The other lads had been training his heart out and Feld was only called in at short notice, just four days before.
'Feld was both smaller and younger than his opponent but he's used to that and it didn't faze him. It was a fantastic display and he hammered him in all three rounds.
'Because of his age, Feld had previously been restricted to light-contact or semi-contact competition with restrictions on head strikes and drawing blood but this is his first step into the real world of adult kickboxing.
'It's a big step up and is more physically and mentally demanding, but once again he's shown he is able to rise to the challenge.'
Feld's bout opened a sell-out show organised by the International Kick-boxing Federation and was the only junior contest of the evening before a series of senior English and British title fights.
A pupil at Sutton High School, Feld won a string of awards as a light/semi-contact fighter including the Cimac World Cup last year while also qualifying twice for the World Championships.
Feld is under Nelson's tutelage at the Lau Gar School of Kung Fu and the club are planning to travel to Dublin next month for the Irish Open.
They are also keen to visit Jamaica for a training holiday this summer where Nelson hopes to organise a series of contests with West Indian tae kwon-do groups. nLau Gar is based at Stanney Sports College. Training takes place on Saturdays at 5pm.
There are also classes in Chester and Wrexham and anyone who would like more details can contact Brian Nelson on 07970 664 449.