'She's something special' - Gravesend's kickboxing prodigy is getting ready for the fight of her life, watch her in action here
PUBLISHED: 12:27 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:31 25 April 2017
Phoebe 'The Mighty Atom' Cumiskey fights for a world championship belt next week
A kickboxing prodigy from Gravesend is preparing for the fight of her life next week.
Phoebe ‘The Mighty Atom’ Cumiskey is bidding for a world championship title when she fights as the main event at the Kent Event Centre on May 6.
At 14-years-old, the Thamesview School student has already claimed more than a dozen titles, including three gold medals picked up at the unified world championships in Italy in 2014.
But the young athlete is confident of getting her biggest title to date when she fights Swansea’s Victoria Perkins for the WKA Junior World Title.
“This is my title,” she said. “I’m training non-stop until the fight, I get home from school and I train. I’m going to smash her.”
It was Phoebe’s parents who took her to her first training session, aged six.
Mother Charlotte Cumiskey said: “I remember her dad found out about the training at Star Kickboxing and said why don’t we take her along? We took her down with her sister and she just stuck to it, she loves all sport and she just fell in love with it.”
Phoebe explained it was the “viciousness” of the sport that she loved most.
Mrs Cumiskey added: “I feel really, really proud of everything she has achieved and at such a young age, she’s already got an adult black belt.”
Leigh Haiworth owns Star Kickboxing, based in Queen’s Farm Road, Shorne, and has trained the little fighter since she started out eight years ago.
“We’ve got a wall full of her titles,” he said, “she’s got so many, we’re going to start running out of room soon.
“She’s been with us so long, she’s started training other members and taking classes, honestly, she’s something special.”
Phoebe “The Mighty Atom” Cumiskey will take on “The Princess with a Punch” Victoria Perkins as the main event at Warrior Collide the Kent Event Centre on Saturday, May 6.