Kickboxing fans in Northern Ireland won’t get their Halloween treat, as the scheduled for October 31 A ProKick Spooktacular Event in Belfast has been postponed due to new restrictions imposed amid coronavirus crisis. Nevertheless, Christmas is set to come early, as the event has been rescheduled to December 19 under the famed KICKmas banner.
KICKmas 2020 will see the same scheduled bouts, as trio of Northern Ireland’s rising stars – Grace Goody, Jay Snoddon and James Braniff step into the ring to battle it out for WKN amateur titles in their respective weight classes.
Bantamweight Goody takes on Pia Peters of Germany for the women’s European K1 style kickboxing crown. Lightweight Snoddon meets Ranieri Cingolani of Italy, contesting for the WKN International strap. Welterweight Braniff faces Joshua Embradura of Wales for the WKN British belt.
The event promoted by former four-division Full Contact world champion Billy Murray continues the series of “made in ProKick” events, that was launched back in 90s.
KICKmas 2020 on December 19 at Stormont Hotel will mark fifteen years to the day, when one of the biggest World Championship bouts in Full Contact Kickboxing headlined KICKmas 2005 at the Ulster Hall. That contest saw Samir “The Prince” Mohamed and Gary “The Belfast Kid” Hamilton, battling it out for WKN World Lightweight title. Boxing legend ‘Marvelous Marvin Hagler’ was special guest at ringside.
KICKmas 2020 fight card
WKN European women’s bantamweight amateur title, oriental rules, 4x2mn rounds
Grace Goody (Northern Ireland) vs. Pia Peters (Germany)
WKN International featherweight amateur title, oriental rules, 4x2mn rounds
Jay Snoddon (Northern Ireland) vs. Ranieri Cingolani (Italy)
WKN British super lightweight amateur title, oriental rules, 4x2mn rounds
James Braniff (Northern Ireland) vs. Joshua Embradura (Wales)