3rd Dan Black Belt (Senior Karate, Boxing, MMA, K1, Women’s Fighting Fit Coach)
Paul is England’s most recent World Champion winning the WKF World Championships in Monterrey, Mexico in 2004. Paul fought at -60kg which is the lightest weight category.
Paul was selected to fight for England in 1998 when he was 20 years old which meant he was selected for the seniors and never fought for the juniors at international level.
Paul’s rival during his karate career was Milo Hodge who was the total opposite to Paul as he liked to use kicking techniques whilst Paul was lightening fast with his hands.
Paul’s karate achievements at Senior World Championships:
17th Senior World Karate Championships 2004, Individual – 1st Place
17th Senior World Karate Championships 2004, Team – 5th Place
16th Senior World Karate Championships 2002, Individual – 3rd Place
16th Senior World Karate Championships 2000, Individual – 7th Place
16th Senior World Karate Championships 2000, Team – 3rd Place
Paul’s karate achievements at Senior European Championships:
39th Senior European Karate Championship 2004, Individual – 3rd Place
39th Senior European Karate Championship 2004, Team – 5th Place
38th Senior European Karate Championship 2003, Individual – 5th Place
38th Senior European Karate Championship 2003, Team – 2nd Place
In between winning these major medals, Paul also attended International Open Championships such as the Dutch Open, Paris Open and Wasquehal & Jersey Open. Paul medaled at every international tournament making him one of the most successful karate fighters in the country.
On achieving gold at the World Championship in Mexico 2004, Paul went straight into professional boxing having no experience at amateur level. Paul travelled to Sheffield at least 3-4 times a week to ensure he had the best sparring partners.
Paul’s Professional Boxing achievements:
Record = W4, L0, D0.
13/10/2007 – Paul Newby vs Baz Carey – Metrodome Barnsley – Newby Win
06/05/2006 – Paul Newby vs Steve Gethin – NEC Birmingham – Newby Win
13/04/2006 – Paul Newby vs Peter Buckley – Leeds Town Hall – Newby Win
13/11/2005 – Paul Newby vs Ian Reid – Leeds Town Hall – Newby Win
Paul’s K1 achievements:
Professional Super Fight – Paul Newby vs Kassim Khan – NEC Birmingham – Newby Win
Paul’s classes are Senior Karate, Boxing, MMA, K1, Women’s Fighting Fit Coach