The Watford Colosseum hosted a Muay Thai world title fight on Saturday.
Muay Thai is a form of boxing where fighters score points in the professional ranks by hitting opponents with either elbows or knees and is one of the fastest growing forms of martial arts.
Daniel Bowie was the main attraction of the event which also featured Salah Abdulsalam going for a world title.
Bowie, who trains with Abdulsalam at the Minotaur Gym in Burnt Oak, won his bout within the first round after delivering a vicious right elbow to knock out his opponent.
Much of the build-up had focussed on the fight being Bowie’s toughest but his explosive win sent the 900-strong crowd into a frenzy.
“It has always been my dream to fight in front of a home crowd with all my friends and family watching and I got to show them what Muay Thai is all about,” he said afterwards.
Abdulsalam’s fight was for the WMC MAD world title against a two-time French champion but showed great composure and tenacity to win the belt.
Other Minotaur fighters in action included James Elliot, Luciano Mendola, Liam Nolan, Kris Pearson, Vlad Rapals, Sam Ward, Affan Khan and Alex Bublea.