FLINTSHIRE fighter Harvey Cooper has become a Welsh champion.

Members of Toe2Toe Fitness, in Holywell, watched Cooper showed his class by becoming a national Thai boxing champion in Llandudno.

Cooper, who hails from Bagillt, beat Dayne Wilde, from the Red Dragon Club on Anglesey in his bout.

He was joined at the event by Finley Price, Joe Digby and Tyler Evans.

Fifteen-year-old Price, from Bagillt, won by TKO and 16-year-old Digby was involved in the fight of the night, which finished up in a draw.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Evans, who hails from Kinmel Bay, won his bout by knockout in the final round.

Toe2Toe Fitness has been going from strength-to-strength since it was established by Matthew and Beth Inskip, both former Thai boxing champions, seven years ago.

Since then, the centre has become a fitness hub in the community, while the club now also has a jujitsu instructor.

There’s also conditioning, in addition to little warrior classes on site for youngsters over the age of four years.

Offering boxing and Thai boxing, some of the promising fighters are making their mark on the North Wales scene and further afield.

“We enjoy it and this weekend, these lads who fought, they’re keen, but they’re so gentlemanly and good kids,” added club spokesman Mike Thomas.

“The first message of congratulations to Harvey was from his opponent.

“It was a step up for Harvey and he had worked so hard.

“We like to teach the tradition of Thai martial arts - it’s respect for the opponent and for the sport.

“We want them to go and do their best and be their best.”