Little Matthew McAlees
Matthew McAlees has found himself the best coach available to develop
his kickboxing skills – and he didn’t have to look very
For within his family is his great uncle Billy Murray, the man behind
the success of the sport throughout Ireland.
The seven-year-old Belfast boy joined his uncle’s world famous
ProKick Gym two years ago and just last weekend passed his grading
for an orange belt. Now he’s ready for his first fight –
a demonstration bout in Carrickfergus later this month!
“Matthew is always asking he can get into the ring for a fight,”
said Billy Murray.
“Children cannot fight competitively until the age of 15 but
they are allowed to enter demonstration bouts in order to build
confidence in the ring.
“It’s great to have a family member taking on the tradition
of kickboxing in the Murray camp. Maybe someday I’ll find
myself promoting Matthew’s world title shot!”
Tickets for the Kings of the Castle show at Carrickfergus Leisure
Centre are available from the Prokick hotline, 02890 651 074, priced
£5 for children, £7.50 for adults and £15 ringside.
Family tickets (two adults, two children) cost £20. Tickets
If you want to get involved in Ireland fastest
growing sport either for fitness, self-defense or just for fun then
call 028 9065 1074.
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