6 of MARCH 2009 . BELFAST . NORHTERN IRELAND
WKN International promoter : M. Billy MURRAY
WKN International supervisor : Mrs Adele ROBINSON
TOP WKN FIGHTERS Gary HAMILTON and Jose OLIVEIRA READY TO RUMBLE IN BELFAST !
BASH MASH 6
WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AMATEUR
Super welterweight Full-Contact 69,9 kg
Stuart Jess ( Northern Ireland ) Vs Jose OLIVEIRA ( Portugal )
A Prestigious Full-Contact match 7 x 2 – 62,1kg
Gary Hamilton ( Belfast ) Vs Shawn Burton (England)
Super Heavyweight Low-Kick bout 4×2
Pawel Gorka ( Warsaw Fighting out of Belfast ) Vs Nigel Penlington ( England )
Light- welterweight Orientales Rules 64,400 kg- 4×2
Mark Bird (Lisburn) Vs Mikey Shields (Scotland )
REPORT FROM BILLY MURRAY
The glitzy dinner event will reward the fighters, coaches, gyms and support staff who have helped the sport in Ireland grow at such an incredible rate over the past couple of years. Amongst the awards to be handed down on the night will be male and female student of the year, best ProKick satellite gym, up-n-coming fighter, instructor of the year along with a host of other special achievement gongs to be won.
“This awards ceremony will pay tribute to the people across the island that have made Kickboxing such a powerhouse sport,” said Billy Murray, the man behind the event. “This will also mark 18 years of ProKick and close to 30 years of kickboxing in Northern Ireland which we will honour at a single ceremony. It’s exciting and it’s going to be another momentous occasion.”
Following the handing down of gongs celebrating the best in kickboxing talent nationwide, the three men – all yet to be named – will take to the ring in a series of exciting bouts. “Every year after the awards and dinner we show some of our brightest talent in action,” said ProKick founder Billy Murray.
“Those lucky enough to get a ticket for the ceremony are in for a treat. There is some unfinished business in the world of kickboxing and we hope we can resolve this as we hope to have world champion Gary Hamilton and Marty Cox Jnr on the card in what is now the most anticipated and talked about match-up from 2008 and it truly is – ‘Unfinished Business’ as a freak accident ruled out Cox Jnr just minutes before he was to meet Hamilton at the KICKmas event on Dec 1”
Two other bright hopes from the world of Northern Irish kickboxing will also appear on the menu