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WKN NORTHERN IRELAND
6 of MARCH 2009 . BELFAST . NORHTERN IRELAND
WKN International promoter : M. Billy MURRAY
GARY ” THE KID OF BELFAST ” HAMILTON : SIMPLY THE BEST !
WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AMATEUR
Super welterweight Full-Contact 69,9 kg
A Prestigious Full-Contact match 7 x 2 – 62,1kg
Winner by ko 2 round Gary HAMILTON
Super Heavyweight Low-Kick bout 4×2
Winner by ko on the 2 round Pawel GORKA
Light- welterweight Orientales Rules 64,400 kg- 4×2
Report By WKN WORLD DIRECTOR M . Billy MURRAY
There was no sign of a credit crunch on Friday night at the Bash n Mash as ProKick members were out in force and it looks as if hairdressers and shops (especially TK max, quoted by Jumping Joe Lindsay) were doing a roaring trade. The event was sponsored by Schwarkopf International
Gary Hamilton increased his stock securing his spot as the number one kickboxer at the weekend. The Belfast boy and WKN World featherweight champion shared the square ring with talented Lincoln kickboxer Shawn ‘Boom Boom’ Burton in a full contact match up which was scheduled for seven rounds.
Hamilton topped the bill in a night filled with a feast of fists and feet which featured a night of celebration at the annual Bash n Mash.
The two ring kings put on a great show of full contact style kickboxing with high quality moves, Shawn concentrated on his lead round house kicks and his fast counters and looked dangerous from the offset.
There was some controversy from the Englishman’s corner as they stated the referee said ‘Break’ as the winning punch was landed by Hamilton . But after checking video footage of the bout it was deemed the punch was thrown the same time as the referee shouted break. After much deliberation there was no question about the decision. There is talk of a rematch as many would like to see this fight on again as it was heating up to be a cracker and will rule out any doubt from both sides.
For more information stay tuned to ProKick.com the video will be posted shortly.
Mark Bird expressed his disappointment of no fight at the Bash N Mash on Friday night.
“I received a call approximately 11am on Friday morning from Mikey himself.” Said Murray “He gave me the bad news that he would not be fighting on the event as his mother was taken into hospital with a continuous battle with cancer.”
Stuart Jess’ bud for WKN amateur world glory was scuppered once again as the Northern Irish kickboxer was on the receiving end of a controversial kick in the world title clash against Portuguese fighter Jose Oliviera.
It was an even match nearing the end of the third round when Stuart was caught with a cracking left hook that spun the Saintfield man full circle, his opponent Jose then followed up with a sweet combination that should have ended when another crushing left hook sent Stuart to the canvas but the Portuguese fighter followed up immediately with a left roundhouse kick whilst Jess was on the ground.
Stuart managed to get to his feet in the hope of returning the onslaught but the bell immediately sounded the end of the third round. A dazed Jess was helped back to his corner and the ringside doctor was called into the ring where he ended the match and deemed jess unfit to continue.
As the kick was an illegal but unintentional blow due to the combination that the Portuguese had unleashed the judges were forced to tat up the score cards and make a decision. Either to disqualify the Portuguese and award Jess the title or give Oliviera the decision by Technical knock out. Neither was an appropriate decision or end to an amateur world title and the co-ordinator Carl Emery from Switzerland along with other ringside judges made the decision to call it as a no contest and order a rematch.
Lets hope it is third time lucky for Stuart Jess on his next outing.
Big guns Pawel gorka from Poland fighting out of ProKick and Englishman Nigel Pennington met in the ring for a scheduled tough 3 round low kick kickboxing match up.
Nigel Pennington was dropped with a heavy low kick and was slow of the canvas, the referee had no option but to stop the bout.
Gorka wins his first fight.
Fantastic evening had by all, the event was MC’d by Jumping Joe Lindsay, BBC radio and TV personality. Special guest for the Bash N Mash saw the return of K1 superstar Ernesto Hoost.
For more information, video and photographs from the event log on to www.ProKick.com
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