Johnny Smith vs Lee Sung-hyun for a prestigious World Kickboxing Network welterweight title, as well as a pair of WKN European championship bouts, have been made official for Saturday, November 27, as all participants stepped on the scales ahead of their respective bouts at “Knockdown Lockdown” at Stormont Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Both main event fighters, Northern Ireland’s star Johnny Smith and Korea’s top contender Lee Sung-hyun, made the required 69.9 kg (154.1 lbs) limit for their WKN World welterweight title clash. “The Korean Monster” weighed-in at 69.5 kg. “Swift” Smith came in exactly at 69.9 kg. The world championship bout is scheduled for five by three minute rounds.
Northern Ireland’s Grace Goody weighed-in at 58.1 kg for her WKN European super bantamweight amateur title bout against Kubra Akdut of Germany, who was 57.8 kg. In addition, local Jay Snoddon and Ranieri Cingolani of Italy both showed 59.6 kg for their WKN European featherweight amateur title match.
The promoter of “Knockdown Lockdown” is Billy Murray, who himself over the course of his fighting career earned world kickboxing titles in four different weight classes.
Special guest at the event is WKN World President Stephane Cabrera.
Prokick: Knockdown Lockdown fight card
WKN World welterweight title, oriental rules
Johnny Smith (69.9 kg) vs. Lee Sung-hyun (69.5 kg)
WKN European super bantamweight amateur title, oriental rules
Grace Goody (58.1 kg) vs. Kubra Akdut (57.8 kg)
WKN European featherweight amateur title, oriental rules
Jay Snoddon (59.6 kg) vs. Ranieri Cingolani (59.6 kg)