13 of OCTOBER 2007 . PARK AVENUE HOTEL . BELFAST
Gary ” THE KID OF BELFAST ” HAMILTON REAY FOR BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP !
Report by Billy MURAY
Kickboxing king Gary Hamilton is planning to show he has control of all aspects of the fight game when he crosses to conventional boxing for a title fight next weekend.
The Belfast hero has been granted a licence to challenge for the Northern Ireland professional title and will face the experienced journeyman Jamesy Gorman in the Park Avenue on October 13. It’s a huge fight for the 26 year old – who fights out of former four time world kickboxing champion Billy Murray’s ProKick Gym. Murray said “Gary is a longstanding and worthy kickboxing champion,” he said. “But he’s made no secret of his desire to fight in boxing.
This challenge came up at the 11th hour. We felt Gary had the skills in his box to take it and as he was training for a world title defence, fitness was not an issue.
We want to show just what sort of talent Gary is. “There might be a lot of sniffiness from within the boxing fraternity, but at a time they are losing fighters to mixed martial arts cage fighting, they should be delighted a world champ from a sport as noble and ancient as kickboxing is coming across to them. “It’ll be a tough fight, but Gary’s ready.”
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