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Kickboxing Mania VII - From the Odyssey Arena Belfast

Championship Kick& Thai-Boxing will make its debut at the Odyssey Arena with an explosive night of World Championship action.

The annual Kickboxing Mania seris moves to Belfast's premiere venue and will feature two of Kick and Thai-boxing's biggest crowd pullers. Belfast hero Gary Hamilton will aim to become a two time, two weight world champion when he challenges for the Lightweight WKN belt, while France's electrifying Thai master Mohammad Samir will defend his Thai Boxing world title. There will also be a full international supporting card. To buy tickets for Kickboxing Mania 7

Kickboxing in Northern Ireland is set for another massive leap forward.
The biggest event the sport has ever seen, Kickboxing Mania VII, will be held at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on June 10. The vast complex will see over 5,000 fans pack in for the show. It more than doubles the biggest of any other kickboxing promotion held before in Ireland.
In another massive coup for the sport, the show will be televised live across Europe on the Eurosport network during a two hour peak-time special.
“We have been working on this show and TV tie-in for many months,” announced event promoter Billy Murray today. “It says everything about the growth of kickboxing that we are able to do this.
“Boxing is wavering and has found itself on the ropes recently, but kickboxing is on its toes and ready to deliver knock-out after knock-out after knock-out. Needless to say, the card for this event will be very special. We are going to reunite two of the sport’s biggest names, Gary Hamilton and Mohammed Samir. Belfast’s world featherweight champion Hamilton recently gave up his title, undefeated, in order to move up a weight and challenge his great rival. Samir, unbeaten in over 100 amateur and professional fights, has been making noises for months about wanting to meet Hamilton in the ring.”
On June 10, each man will face another opponent and give local fans – and millions across Europe – the opportunity to judge who has the upper hand. It will be a delicious scene-setter for an explosive meeting between the pair later in the year – a fight ALSO set for Belfast.
Another rising local hero Andrew Grimason will also feature. The 20 year-old has moved from promising, but inexperienced, youth to fearless title contender within the last six months. He won again within two rounds on Sunday and will fight for a European super-welterweight title in Belfast.
“He is a future world champion and he has the best left hand I have ever seen,” said Murray.
He added: “Needless to say there will be host of other fights on the card – plus a couple of special surprises I will reveal closer to the time. For now, open your diary and mark Mania VIII in on June 10. It is one night out you will not want to miss.”
Tickets for the show are on-sale now from the Odyssey Box Office on +44 (0) 28 9045 1055 or through, plus the Prokick hotline on +44 (0) 28 90651074 or through


Layout of Fight Arena
Purple - Outer Ring 10.00
Yellow - Inner Ring 17.50
Red - Ringside 27.50