West Shore teen seeks third title

The Langford teen will fight at the World Filla Pankration championships in London, Ont. June 11 to 15.

Langford teen Josh Van Meurs will fight for his third world title

Holding two world titles isn’t enough for Josh Van Meurs who hopes to bring home his third.

The Langford teen will fight at the World Filla Pankration championships in London, Ont. June 11 to 15.

He qualified by competing in the  Filla Pankration Canadian Championships in Toronto, May 24 to 26.

There he earned his first adult (as opposed to youth) pankration (mixed martial arts) national title. The 18-year-old competed in four matches winning all of them, one by knockout and three by submission.

Last year Van Meurs earned two world titles in the Hellenic Pankration League. In that world league he is recognized in both full- and semi-contact for under 75 kilograms as the world champion.

This year he competes in the other world league Filla League, a North American version of pankration. Hellenic is a Europen-style league.

 

 

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