Hamilton took a further step towards world unification glory
with a convincing win in Switzerland at the weekend (April
Belfast’s featherweight world champion barely broke
sweat as he demolished Swiss hopeful Banushi Binak in the
first round of their non-title clash in Geneva.
He had Binak on the floor twice within the first minute
of their contest – once from a blistering body punch
and once from one of his trademark roundhouse kicks. After
just 1min38 of the round, referee Franck Muller stepped
in to save the local man from further punishment.
stepped in late to take this fight - but he is no slouch,”
said Hamilton’s delighted coach Billy Murray. “He’s
twice been a world champion in the WAKO division but Gary
went past him as if he wasn’t there. “Gary has
had two fights this year and scored two emphatic stoppages.
Pound for pound there is no better kickboxer in the world
right now. “I the best shape of my entire career,”
said Hamilton. “I feel like I could take on anyone
in the world. I’m rolling now and I can’t wait
to get back into the ring.”
it was a disappointing night for Kilkenny’s former
amateur world champion David Bourke as he challenged for
the vacant professional welterweight European title.Bourke
was stopped by Frenchman Damien Leconte half-way through
the second round of their contest.