Kickboxing World Championship returns to Northern Ireland with the next edition of Billy Murray Promotions titled “King of the Ring”. The “made in Prokick” event takes place at Stormont Hotel in Belfast on June 6, featuring Johnny “Swift” Smith up against Yohe Fujioka in a five-round contest with WKN Welterweight title on the line.
Undefeated in nine professional outings Johnny Smith (9-0, 6 KO) of Northern Ireland holds the title of WKN Intercontinental welterweight champion. In his previous bout in October 2019 he retained the belt and earned a shot at world title by knockout in the second round against Shuhei Sone of Japan.
“Swift” Smith lifted intercontinental belt in June 2019 via fourth-round stoppage of Lee Ji Hoon of Korea. In addition, he held amateur world title and recorded 17-4-2.
Yohe Fujioka of Japan is the current JKFC Kickboxing Welterweight champion and was crowned the YAMATO 70 kg 8-man Tournament Winner in 2018. He goes by the name of “KO Master”. From his 20 wins, 19 have come by way of knockout.
In his previous bout in September 2019 Fujioka stopped Garyu Shingo. Prior to that he KO’d Kenta Mori and Franco Gutierrez.
The undercard will see a series of kickboxing bouts with local and international competitors.