LITTLE Hulton youngster Louis Fairhurst has added to his growing list of accolades with a gold and silver medal competing for the Great Britain Muay Thai squad in Thailand.

The 12-year-old, who trains at Peel Thai Boxing Club, had to have three bouts in one day to win the UKMTF British Open title.

And from all the different winners in the various age and weight categories, he was fortunate enough to be one of only 14 athletes selected for the GB squad that went to compete against 82 other countries in the IFMA Youth World Muay Thai Championships in Bangkok.

He came away with a silver medal having lost in the final to a competitor from Russia.

Louis then went to Lithuania with the GB squad to compete in another IFMA event, the Baltic Muay Thai Open, where this time he managed to go one better and beat a competitor from Belarus to win gold in the final.

The youngster trains under Peel Thai Boxing Club head coach Geoff Downes, at the Little Hulton base where children from the age of five upwards train in classes each evening from Monday to Friday.

And since he began competing at the end of 2016, Louis' achievements have been impressive.

In 2016, he was the WKU North West area champion and then a year later he became WTKA English champion.

Also in 2017, he was WKU British Open K1 champion, UKMTF British Open champion, Sandee Super Show 4 Man Tournament champion, WKU English Open champion, WRSA British Open champion, UWCO World K1 champion and

UWCO World Kickboxing champion.

Last year, he became UKMTF British Open champion, won a silver medal at the IFMA World Championships, was Awakening International champion, WKU World champion, WKU British Open K1 champion, WKO British Open MT champion and Vinny Shoreman Under-13 Fighter of the Year.

This year so far he has scooped gold at the IFMA Baltic Muay Thai Open.