March 17 . BELFAST . NORTHERN IRELAND
WKN International promoter : Mr Billy MURRAY
WKN International supervisor : Mrs Adele ROBINSON
The Belfast Boy Gary HAMILTON to face TARR for a top REVENGE in BELFAST !
St Patrick’s Day Bash
Tarr Vs Hamilton II
* report By Billy MURRAY
Two Belfast Giants will clash in the ring on St Paddy’s Day. Former world featherweight champion Gary Hamilton will return to the ring on St Patrick’s Day at Belfast’s Holiday Inn and will face Belfast man Aubrey Tarr. K1 four time Grand Prix champion Ernesto Hoost was there for the last meeting between the pair and is scheduled to jet in for this one too, he will be in Belfast on the 17th March for a seminar.
The pair meet three years ago with Hamilton taking the honours but Ballysillan man Tarr, a Liverpool fanatic, has maintained he was hard done by on that occasion.
“I’m Looking forward to the fight, last time I felt it was a close match.” said Tarr “I want to finish my fighting career by rectifying all defeats. I’m ready for revenge Gary, I hope you’re ready”
Hamilton Vs Tarr will be one of the main attractions on a 12-fight card on March 17 and both plan to make sure they don’t need the luck of the Irish.
The Belfast-based chef, Hamilton who packed out the Ulster Hall on numerous occasions during a world title reign that started in 2002, will turn 31 in May – and is looking forward to his next competitive bout against Aubrey, albeit to “Silence those disbelievers and doubters that I won the first time.”
Hamilton went on to say “There was no question that I won in our last match, but I have heard a few rumours that Aubrey felt he was hard done by when I knocked him down, the old saying is protect yourself at all times whilst in the ring, which he didn’t do. I am fighter, what does he want me to do?
He dropped his hands and I punched him. He would have done the same to me.
Hamilton is thankful his career-long coach Billy Murray, the former four-time world champion, has secured him the bout with Tarr next month.
He added: “This is my opportunity to show people – most of all my coach – the old Gary Hamilton is back. I will go out to make an impression and by the end of the year I intend to have made a big impression with a title shot.”
Also on the St Patrick’s Day Bash show is young contender Mark Bird another stylish kickboxer to emerge from Murray’s Prokick Gym. The young Hillsborough fighter won an award in Japan last year for the best technical fighter in the event Northern Ireland V Japan.
Fight card :
International Team event
Northern Ireland vs Switzerland
K1 Style kickboxing Weight 65kg
Mark Bird Vs Diego Diserens (Switzerland)
Full Contact kickboxing Catchweight Bout
Darren McMullen 78kg Vs Jermey Jossi 80kg (Switzerland)
K1 Style kickboxing Weight 60kg
David Bird Vs Mattio Lo Valvo (Switzerland)
North V South
Low Kick kickboxing Weight 73kg
Johnny Smith Vs Joe Harte (Waterford – Billy O’Sullivan)
Full Contact Kickboxing 75kg
Wayne McCormick Vs Sean O’Neill (Waterford – Billy O’Sullivan)
Full Contact Kickboxing 66kg
Davy Foster Vs Dave Mannion (Galway – Ken Horan)
Full-Contact or Low-kick Weight
Gary Jess Vs Paudy O’Conner (Galway – Ken Horan)
Belfast V London
Full-Contact or Low-kick Weight 68kg
Stuart Jess Vs tba / Marty Cox Gym TBA
Full Contact kickboxing 76kg
Ken Horan Vs tba / Marty Cox Gym TBA