A veteran kickboxer who won his first world title after three years away from the ring has hailed sports scientists for his success.
Sean Wanless, 36, quit the sport after his career began to take its toll on his body.
But after linking up with university scientists and embarking on a unique training programme, he defied the odds to scoop a world title.
Sean, of Dundee, stopped fighting three years ago. He continued to coach youngsters and harboured ambitions to make a kickboxing return and win an elusive first world title.
He was offered the chance to fight for the World Kickboxing Championship in the 75kg men’s division.
He battled his way to glory and has revealed sports scientists at Abertay University helped lead him to success. Sean said: “It was quite intense but I knew that after all these injuries I was ready to push my body to the limit.
“The training made a world of difference and ultimately played a huge part in me winning this title.
“I’m now in a position where lots of doors are opening.”