YORK fighter Liam Brough is the new International Combat Organisation (ICO) 63.5kg British champion after stopping former junior world champion George Mouzakitis in the second round of their contest in Birmingham.

Brough, of Legions Gym, caught Mouzakitis with an elbow to stop the contest and secure the title.

In the first round of the title fight at the Science of 8 Muay Thai event, Brough had been on the back foot against the former world junior title holder from the Petchnoi Gym, Northampton, who was strong displaying a range of fast body kicks along with a couple of throws.

But he is listened to advice from his corner at the break and duly became the latest Legions fighter to take this particular crown - following on from Danny Harrison-Little, who had to vacate the title when he won the IOC European title.

On the same bill in Birmingham was another Legions fighter, Liam Ryan, who came up against Tom Collett, from the TMA Gym in Coventry.

The York fighter was caught with a knee to the body in the first round and couldn't continue.

Ryan, however, is back in training at the gym and will be fit to take part in a local show called Coalition on March 26 at the Energise Centre, in Acomb, which will feature many of the Legions fighters.

The event is being promoted by Dave Phillips, of Legions, and Tony Dias. Tickets are available from Energise and Legions Gym.

Legions Gym, meanwhile, are continuing their eight-week boxing courses and are also holding a charity show on March 5 at Energise. The gym is supported by Say Scaffold and Contech UK.