Riddell captures World Cup gold
Hungarian Open champion Josh Riddell with his brothers Zak and Jake

Riddell captures World Cup gold

TALLAGHT’S Josh Riddell struck gold at the Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup in Budapest.

Lining out in the -63kg division, the Ljays Club competitor received a bye into the quarter finals where he overcame Patrik Sotona of the Czech Republic.

Indeed he handed his opponent an eight-count in the second round before continuing on to take the fight 3-0.

His semi final performance was just as convincing, this time dishing out two counts to his Bulgarian opponent TIhomir Nikovski before carding another 3-0 triumph and securing his place in the decider against Ukranian Mykyta Polianskyi.

Serving up some impressive combinations that resulted in a standing eight count in the first round, Riddell took the fight by TKO to secure World Cup gold.

Riddell’s brothers Jake (-71kg FC) and Zak (-57kg) were also in action at this event, the former losing out on a split decision against the experienced Stanislav Danichev of Ukraine while Zak, in his first time fighting at senior degree, also emerged on the unfavourable side of a split against Khushnudjon Kholmatov from Uzbekistan.

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