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World Champion Thai Boxer Jumps In To Stop Robbery In Majorca

World Champion Thai Boxer Jumps In To Stop Robbery In Majorca

A pair of robbers on the Spanish tourist island on Majorca ended up getting more than they bargained for after running into a British female Thai boxing champion.

26-year-old Iman Barlow - who is nicknamed the 'Pretty Killer' - jumped in alongside her boyfriend, boxer Stan Stannard, also 26, when they spotted a robbery unfolding near to their hotel on Saturday.

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The thieves had targeted another English holidaymaker who was with his children and some other members of his family.

They'd already stolen the man's £25,000 ($30,000) watch and were trying to make off with the loot on a moped, but they didn't get far.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Double world champion Barlow delivered a kick to one of the robbers, flooring him instantly. Her boyfriend, himself an international class middleweight, punched the second thug and then pinned him to the floor whilst the police arrived.

The couple were staying on the holiday island with friends from their Thai boxing club and Iman's brother Thai.

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Upon returning home to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Iman said: "One of the lads in our party saw it start and said 'there's a fight going on over there'.

"These blokes had got off their scooter and while one held the man's wrist, the other took his watch off.

"They ran off and as one went past me I kicked him in the chest to slow him down."


"He carried on running and then a young girl shouted 'he's got my dad's watch', so Stan ran after him and hit him with a left hand punch.

"Afterwards you start thinking he could have had a knife or a gun, but instinct just kicked in at the time."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Naturally, the family that she had helped out were incredibly grateful. Well, it's not everyday there are a pair of professional fighters standing by to help out in a tight spot, is it?

She continued: "The family thanked us for what we had done and they gave us €50 which we didn't want to accept at first.

"When I told my dad what had happened he loved it. He couldn't believe it but he was happy that we got involved.

"My training definitely helped me have the confidence to do something when the robbery was happening."

Yep, let that be a warning to anyone out to rob folks, you never know who is standing around nearby.

Of course, if you're trying to rob someone out with their family in the first place, you probably deserve to have your head kicked in by a Thai boxer.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: News, uk news, Interesting, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

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