Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Well done, Euros - what a champion!

Congratulations to my pal Euros Jones-Evans on winning his first ever cage fight at the weekend.
It was a great evening.
Pictured above - yours truly giving the thumbs-up, with Sean Holley, Matt Barry and Euros, just after his fight.
Television executive Euros was fighting in a Semi-Pro MMA (mixed martial arts) bout in Carmarthen as part of the Celtic Carnage Welsh Power and Strength weekend.
Euros is raising money for Cancer Research Wales and you can help sponsor him by visiting the JustGiving website on -
Euros, commercial director with Welsh independent television producers Telesgop, happily labels himself a white-collar worker with no previous experience with MMA Mixed Martial Arts.
He had never set foot in a cage before Saturday night.
Euros did practice some martial arts in his teens.
The move to MMA started in January 2012, when he enrolled in the Chris Rees Academy.
Euros began learning Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the Gracie Barra Predator Team.
Chris Rees is the only instructor in Wales to hold a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with more than 20 years of Martial Arts experience behind him.
He also holds Black belts in Traditional jiu-jitsu, Shotokan karate and Aikido.
Chris quickly saw potential in Euros and gave him a reason to train.
Euros took it as a personal challenge to take on the Semi-Professional bout in the MMA fight.

Euros said yesterday:" What a battle! Still sore today. Dan Williams gave me a good fight! My first win in MMA, thanks to all the guys and especially Chris Rees. Thank you for all your messages."