June 10th . BELFAST . NORTHERN IRELAND
WKN International promoter : Mr Billy MURAY
WKN International supervisor : Mrs Adele ROBINSON
· Special GUEST : WKN WORLD PRESIDENT / K1 Legend Ernesto HOOST
· TO BE NOTED : SPECIAL MEETING WILL BE HELD WITH UK PROMOTER AND WKN WORLD PRESIDENT AT HOLIDAY INN on JUNE 9
THAI-TANIC IN BELFAST GREAT FIGHTS AT SOLD OUT EVENT : CONGRATULATION Mr MURRAY !
OFFICIAL RESULTS :
WKN European Amateur championship Thai-Boxing / – 69,90 kg – 4×2 mn
Alexios Iordanides (Greece . Uppercut Team ) wins by abandon in round 3th round vs Johnny Smith ( Northern Ireland . ProKick )
WKN European Amateur championship Kickboxing Rules / 76,400 kg – 4×2 mn
Darren McMullan (Northern Ireland . ProKick ) wins by medical stop on the 4th round Vs Demetrios Sarantopolous ( Greece . Uppercut Team )
WKN European Amateur championship Kickboxing Orientales Rules / 64,400 kg – 4×2 mn
Gary Fullerton (Northern Ireland . ProKick) wins by KO 4th round Vs Bo Desselbrine (Amsterdam)
WKN European Amateur championship Kickboxing Orientales Rules . 62,100 kg Female – 4×2 mn
Ursula Agnew (Northern Ireland . ProKick ) wins on point Vs Soundes Arif (Holland)
WKN British Amateur Championship Full-Contact Rules / 69,900 kg – 4×2 mn
Jamie Bays (England . London) wins by medical stop on the 4th vs Mikey Shields (Scotland . Kicktec )
WKN British Amateur championship Full-Contact rules / 66,700 kg – 4×2 mn
Scott Bryant (England . London) wins by ko 2nd round vs Davy Foster (Northern Ireland . ProKick )
Paul Best (ProKick NI) Vs Glenn Coert (Winnner KO 3rd) (Holland)
Three other ProKick Fighters who made their first appearance as a kickboxer on the under-card:
Darren Pope (ProKick NI) vs David Ward (Winner Pts)
Keith Shaw (ProKick NI) vs Scott Halsey (Winner KO Round 3rd)
Amy-Lee Tonner (Winner Opponent Retired Rd2) vs Olive McGrane (Athlone)
REPORT by BILLY MURRAY :
Well it lived up to its name – ‘Thai-Tanic’. Great fights, Great event, and great audience and three new European Champions for Northern Ireland’s premier kickboxing school, ProKick.
The 10 fight bill had something for everyone, KO’s, knock-downs and stoppages. The Thai-Tanic event was supported by the Holiday Inn and sponsored by Schwarzkopf International. There were 6 big titles on the line at the sold-out event. Four European and 2 British crowns were all contested for. Not a bad night’s work! Out of 5 title fights that ProKick fought, they took home 3 major crowns. It was a great night’s work and all the fighters should be proud of their achievements.
WKN European Amateur Oriental Rules Title
Gary Fullerton (ProKick NI) (Winner KO 4th) Vs Bo Desselbrine (Holland)
A new and much improved turned up to lift the European light welterweight title in one of the best fights ever staged at the Holiday Inn in the last ten years. Fulerton has had his ups and downs in the ring through injuries but has been consistant in his training throughout the years and proved it’s about training hard that dividends pay off. It certainly pad off for the east Belfast man as he stopped Bo Desselbrine in the third round of the four round contest.Gary was too fast, too aggressive, too powerful and had a Thai-Tanic audience to spur him on. After ten years of kickboxing In front of a packed Holiday Inn ProKick’s Gary Fullerton is the new light welterweight WKN European champion.
WKN European Amateur Middleweight Oriental Rules Title
Darren McMullan (ProKick NI) Vs (winner Stoppage 3rd) Demetris Sarantopolous
This fight was like something out of a story book, David and Goliath. There was only a kilo of difference in the weight but the height was a different story as Darren McMullan towered over his Greek opponent. McMullan was also up against a current world champion but showed the smaller man no respect. In the opening round McMullan took the fight to the champion landing hard knees to the body and head and at one stage it looked as if it was a miss match.
In the second round Demetris showed why he is a champion as he took the fight to Darren fighting in the inside, hammering McMullan’s body with telling blows and clearly hurting the Ballygowan man. Third round Demetris was clearly back in the fight, as both fighters were taking no steps back in an all action thrilling third round. tThis was anyones fight. Fourth round McMullan caught the champion with some nice straight hands and was piling the pressure on, and hurt the champion. The fight was called to a sudden halt with the referee calling in the doctor as both men were covered in chocolate. It was unclear who was cut as the blood was everywhere.
The doctor called a halt to the fight as he deemed Demetris un-fit to continue due to a nasty cut over his left eye.
Giving Darren Mc Mullan the WKN middleweight title. Darren said “Looking on paper that Demetris would be easy because of the height difference but that wasn’t the case, he was one of the toughest fighters I faced. And he was a true warrior to the end, and he didn’t want to stop but it was a bad cut he had over is eye, needing about 10 stitches. I want to thank everyone who helped me to get this title it’s onward and upward from here.”
WKN European Amateur Oriental Rules Title
Ursula Agnew (Winner Pts) (ProKick NI) Vs Soundes Arif (Holland)
West Belfast girl Ursula Agnew faced an opponent that she was previously meant to fight and now Soundes Arif is probably wishing she didn’t weigh-in. Ursula pushed the Dutch fighter from pillar to post in their four round title clash for the WKN light-weight amateur European title bout. Soundes was no walk over for Ursula. The Dutch fighter hit back with good low kicks hurting the Belfast mum on a couple of occasions, but Agnew fought back strong and it was clear to all at ringside that Ursula was the stronger and more aggressive fighter and wanted the tile more.
At the end of the match it was only going one way and that was in Ursula’s favour. Ursula Agnew the new light weight WKN Amateur champion.