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    Grandfather-Of-Five Prepares For Brutal Cage Fight

    LOUGHTON: Grandfather-of-five prepares for brutal cage fight

    A GRANDFATHER is hoping to become the oldest ever cage fighting champion as he prepares to take on men half his age in the brutal sport.

    Alan Mortlock, 55, has been training at a gym in Loughton for his first cage fighting match at the end of the month.


    Charles Beaufort "Skip" Hall, retired mixed martial artist who made his pro-debut at 57, and retired in 2008 at the ripe young age of 63.

    He said he wanted to take part in the fight, which combines marshal arts, kick boxing and bare-knuckle fighting and takes place inside a giant metal cage, as a challenge.

    “Age is just a number to me,” he said. “I think it's the ultimate test for me. I have trained and trained for the past 18 months and I've lost two stone since I started and six inches off my waist.”

    The grandfather-of-five believes he is the oldest man to enter a cage fight, as do his training partners at Team Thompson Gym in Langsdon Road.

    “The guy I'm fighting first will be 27, but I'm confident,” he added.“I've been doing sparring with some good boxers and my trainers have given me the green light.

    “I'm also a born-again Christian and I don't think I'd be able to do the training without the power of God.

    “I've done martial arts before, but I've never competed, so that's why I'm doing this now.”

    He will have a crowd of about 160 supporters travelling to the fight in Brentwood with him, including his grandchildren and four sons.

    “They're all with me and they're backing me up,” he added.

    The fight will take place on October 30 from 5.30pm at The Brentwood Centre in Doddinghurst Road. Tickets are available on the door.

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    Yeap, marshal arts.
    With that level of subject knowledge, it's no wonder there is some bare-knuckled fighting as well in there. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

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    Wait, so Beaufort "Skip" Hall debuted at 57 and retired at 63, but this 55 year old guy wants to be the oldest champion? So that would mean he plans on fighting for over 8 years. I don't know about that.
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    Is Marshal arts a real thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Wait, so Beaufort "Skip" Hall debuted at 57 and retired at 63, but this 55 year old guy wants to be the oldest champion? So that would mean he plans on fighting for over 8 years. I don't know about that.
    Yes, he wants to be the oldest CHAMPION, doesn't mean he has to be over 63. Unless "Skip" was CHAMPION when he retired.
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    He looks like a roided up version of Captain Birdseye - fair play to him though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    Yes, he wants to be the oldest CHAMPION, doesn't mean he has to be over 63. Unless "Skip" was CHAMPION when he retired.
    Ah. He should have to fight Couture for that title at some point.
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