Kickboxing’s massive recent
growth in popularity has left fight fans in Carrick crying out for
a taste of the action.
And now thanks to the Carrickfergus Advertiser, their prayers are
being answered. On August 28, big-time kickboxing heads to the east
Antrim coast as a Northern Ireland select takes on the pride of
Scotland at Carrickfergus Leisure Centre.
The show is part of the ‘ProKick Next Generation’ series
that has seen events for new and novice fighters held across Belfast,
Derry and now Carrick. Local man Paul McCausland, a respected boxing
promoter, will co-host the event.
"I’m very excited about this," said McCausland.
"East Antrim has a good martial arts and boxing community which
has grown at a tremendous rate over the last year. There is a vast
number of kickboxing fans here crying out for live shows and I’m
delighted to be able to bring the show to them.”
McCausland will be helped out at the event by four-time world champion
and Ireland’s biggest kickboxing name Billy Murray.
"This first 'Next Generation' event in Carrick will have over
10 amazing bouts,” he said. "These shows are always a
great day out with hours of high octane action for all the family
and are a fantastic way to spot the stars of the future. I'm delighted
to say that we will have at least three local men on the card. And
we’re working on a special appearance from world champion
Gary Hamilton. Watch this space for more details on that.
Tickets for the Carrick event - the 'Kings of the Castle' –
are available from the Prokick hotline 0289065 1074 priced at just
£5 for children, £7.50 for adults and £15 for
a ringside seat with a special family ticket for two adults and
two children for £20. Alternatively purchase your tickets
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