WATCH: Elite Senior Runner-Up wins on Kickboxing debut


Louth middleweight Stephen Broadhurst got a taste of something different at the weekend.

Runner-up at the 2015 and 2017 Elite Senior Championships, where he was defeated by Michael O’Reilly and Emmet Brennan respectively, he stepped into the cage on Saturday night.

Broadhurst featured on the Cage Legacy Kickboxing 3 card at the Ramada Resort in Dundalk in a 78kg amateur K-1 bout against Sean Boyd.

Fighting over three ninety-second rounds, and using mainly boxing skills, the Dealgan southpaw took a unanimous decision win on the scorecards.

The 23 year old was just too sharp for his opponent throughout and thoroughly deserved the win.

Broadhurst actually landed a good kick to the head in the second round, before knocking his opponent staggering backwards with a straight left.

After recovering from a low blow early in the third, the rangey middleweight continued to get the better of exchanges and seal the win.

Watch Stephen Broadhurst v Sean Boyd in full below:

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