Saturday February 22nd 2020 was a historic night for Limerick Kickboxing as Tyrone Cronin O’Brien stepped up a weight division to challenge for the for the super lightweight national IKF title in front of a huge audience at the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.
Training at the Learning Hub Limerick Kickboxing Gym, Tyrone already holds the Lightweight K1 and Lightweight IKF International Rules titles.
A very high number of travelling supporters from Limerick
gave a great lift to the occasion as Tyrone competed against Shane Lawless, a very tricky opponent and a champion in his own right.
Kickboxing is growing rapidly as a sport and Tyrone showed that he is one of its rising stars with a super performance.
As a spectacle the fight was incredible, the level of skill on show from both fighters was truly amazing.
A fourth round KO gave the victory to Limerick but the respect shown between the competitors was also remarkable as Tyrone helped his opponent get back to his feet before celebrating in a very calm and humble manner.
In the space of seven months Tyrone has now accumulated three national titles and strives to improve further and keep working hard towards his goals.
A student at Limerick Institute of Technology, Tyrone is also very active as a trainer at the Learning Hub Gym where people of all age
and abilities improve their fitness and train to compete at the highest level.