Gleneagle’s World Champion

Corey Nicholson celebrates his world title with sons Parker and Regan. Image supplied.

The new Muay Thai WBC Bantam Weight World Champion is Gleneagle’s Corey Nicholson.

Nicholson won in a knockout against Thai fighter, Pentai Singpatong at the Muay Thai Championships in Southport.

Family sees Corey through

Muay Thai World Bantamweight Champion, Corey Nicholson, had a dream come true when he knocked out Thai fighter Pentai Singpatong in the fourth round to take the title.

Nicholson, who lives in Gleneagle with his partner and former Muay Thai fighter Samantha Torrens and their two children, has had a tumultuous 12 months following the death of his father, Rod.

He gave this fight his all, against a formidable opponent who had over 300 fights to his name.

Dan Bell from Iron Fist Gym has been training Nicholson since he was 12 years old.

“Corey first came to the gym in Ford Rd as a 12 year old wide eyed little fella, keen to learn everything he could about Muay Thai, and to see him 15 years later secure his third World Title makes me prouder than I can express.”

In an emotional post on his Facebook page, Nicholson thanked his partner Sam.

“To Sam and the boys wow I love you guys to the moon and back.” 

“My rocks, the ones that keep me level headed and the reason I’ve been driving hard to get here.” 

“I wanted my boys to see me become the number one ranked bantamweight in the world so I couldn’t let them down on Saturday night.”

“As for Sam you’ve been with me for my whole pro career; you’ve seen it all from the beginning to the top but we did it and you believed in me every step of the way.”

Nicholson’s mother Christine and brother Mitch were also ringside watching his World Title fight.

His father-in-law, David Torrens has also co-trained Nicholson during his career and remains part of the Corey Nicholson team.

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