Williams Lake kickboxer Lloyd Kenny lost a close five-round decision Saturday in Vancouver for the B.C. Muay Thai Heavyweight Title.
Kenny, 20, took on Vancouver’s Jonas Kwiatkowski, a six-foot-seven, 240 pounder.
Kenny’s trainer, Williams Lake Muay Thai’s Paul Rosborough, said the fight garnered fight of the night recognition, along with an immediate offer for a rematch from the event’s promoter.
“Both guys landed big combos back and forth throughout the fight, but Jonas’s height, reach and how he used it played a big role in how the fight played out,” Rosborough said.
“Lloyd was able to get to Jonas’s legs but just not often enough.
“It was a great fight and Lloyd will gain a ton of experience from it. I have no problem losing a fight that way. Needless to say both guys were limping around after the fight and were joking with each other about what they had just put each other through.
“Jonas earned that belt and was humble in doing so.”