Success for Bartco UK’s Karl ‘Tinker’ Johnston

Bartco UK is thrilled to announce its sponsored kickboxing star Karl Johnston, has enjoyed renewed success.

The Original Jesters’ man from Matlock faced off against Cypriot Kimbo Super Fight Champion, Christakis Alexandrou, in a bid to be named the ICO Super Middleweight World Champion.

Karl’s army of fans made the trip down to Birmingham to show their support and despite a tough start, Karl’s conditioning and strength shone through as he landed more and more damaging shots at Alexandrou as the fight went on.

In the fourth round, Alexandrou only had the bell to thank for his survival, however, in round five Johnston pushed the tough Cypriot on to final bell before having his arm raised and being crowned the new ICO Super Middleweight champion.

Said Karl after his victory:

Special thank yous must go to Dale ‘Jester’ Wood for everything he’s done for me over the last nine years; thanks to Andrew Hennessy for the opportunity and thanks to Philip Cole and the lads at work for putting up with my late starts and early finishes so I can train twice a day.

As a result of his success, Karl will make his first defence of his title in 2018.

On behalf of all the team at Bartco UK, we would like to extend huge congratulations to Karl on this victory and we wish him the best of luck in his future fights.