A WEEK OF KICKBOXING MANIA ON -
SETANTA SPORTS TV
SETANTA SPORTS, the network behind Irish soccer’s
successful Setanta Cup tournament, is about to show off kicks of
a different kind this winter.
The channel has forged a link-up with Belfast’s busy-bee promoter
Billy Murray to launch a schedule of kickboxing shows in the build-up
to Gary Hamilton’s world title showdown with Mohammad Samir
at the Ulster Hall on December 19.
The first of series of Murray’s shows packs a punch from October
24-28 and Setanta will run fights every night thereafter.
“Setanta Sports is delighted to showcase the best Irish fighters
in action against top international opponents in championship bouts.
Our coverage will also give viewers the chance to watch some of
the best kickboxers in the world today, including the world’s
top fighter, Mohammed Samir of
France”, said Setanta Sports Director of Marketing, Eleanor
“Setanta Sports has come a long way in the nine months since
we became a full-time channel, especially in Northern Ireland. We
have reduced the price of the service this season, down to £10
per month and we have also increased the number of channels in the
bundle for this price (Setanta Ireland,
Setanta Sports 1, Setanta Sports 2, Celtic TV, and Rangers TV).
Our Ulster viewers now have access to large volumes of soccer (SPL,
Serie A, World Cup Qualifiers, UEFA Cup, Setanta Cup, German, French
and Dutch leagues), and they can also watch the performances of
Ulster in exclusive Celtic League rugby action as well as Motorsport,
Gaelic Games, and our nightly discussion programme “The Hub”
which we hope will soon become the top forum for discussion and
debate on Sport in Ireland (7pm and 10.30pm).”
Setanta’s kickboxing coverage goes between the ropes on October
24 with action from the Ulster Hall, boasting the likes of world
champ Gary Hamilton and Wexford’s Sean Collier and other top
fighters from all over Ireland.
The shows will also give fight fans a chance to catch up on Mohammad
Samir, the most dangerous man on the planet.
There will be a host of Irish fighters on show, including female
champion Lydia Braniff.
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Here's just a start of what's on the box in this week in Oct:
Monday 24th October 23.00hrs: International
kickboxing from the Ulster Hall Belfast featuring Wexford's Sean
Spaniard Chinto Mordillo. Belfast's Gary Hamilton will defend his
WKN Professional Intercontinental Lightweight title against Portugal's
Joel Furtado. Belfast's Paul Day challenges for the Intercontinental
Bantam-weight title against Ugandan Godfrey Asilmwe. Also features
other Irish fighters against International opponents in
championship bouts with Downpatick's Gary Noade fighting for world
honours against Joseph Mukasa of Uganda.
Tuesday 25th October 23.00hrs: International
kickboxing from the Ulster Hall Belfast. France's Mohammad Samir,
who is classed as pound for pound the best fighter in the world
today, will put his Thai-boxing WKN World Light welterweight championship
on the line against the Belgian and European champion Damien Velvelidis
in non-stop action.
Irish Heavyweight championship action - featuring Freddie Kinnersley
of Portadown crosses Chris Dowling of Galway to see who will be
crowned kickboxings King of Ireland.
All female action with a European Atomweight championship bout,
Belfast's Lydia Braniff who is the current Irish & British Champion
challenges Finland's Maritta Saastamoinen for European glory.
Wednesday 26th October 23.25hrs: World Championship kickboxing
is back at the Ulster Hall Belfast. Gary Hamilton will square up
in world championship action in the WKN world featherweight title
contest against Ukrainian Ewgenij Mytyay.
Belfast's British Super-welterweight champion Andrew Grimason, puts
his title on the line against the English champion and number one
contender Barinder Singh of Leister in hard hitting full-contact
Thursday 27th October 23.00hrs: Highlighted
programme from the Odyssey Arena featuring International matches
in a world class line-up in Ireland's biggest ever kickboxing extravaganza.
European Female action with Irelands Pocket Rocket, Lydia Braniff
takes on Natalia Grabowska of Poland for European domination. The
battle of the Celt's - WKN Heavyweight Celtic title is contended
by Freddie Kinnersley of Portadown and Steve Bonner of Scotland,
Aberdeen. European Super Heavyweight Thai-Boxing action with Oliver
Van Dame from Germany faces Aurel Boccoci from Romania in knock
out action. Andrew Grimason is in line for a crack at a European
title with Farid M'Laika of Switzerland.
Friday 28th October 00.25hrs: The
concluding part of Ireland biggest ever kickboxing showcase from
Belfast's Odyssey Arena which features a full International and
world championship line-up.
The worlds top fighter, Mohammed SAMIR of France puts his unbeaten
record on the line of an incredible 106 fights with 106 wins, can
he make it 107 straight victories in World Thai boxing action against
Sergio Martinez of Portugal.
Kilkenny's hard man Vinny Di Ruscio squares up with Mohamed Kodad
of France in an International bout.
Gary Hamilton continues his quest to claim the undisputed champion
of the world but before he can do that Yacine Mahillon of Belgium
stands in his way in this International Prestige bout.
WKN Light Heavyweight British title is on the line with Neil Baxter
of Belfast and Steve Nailen of Scotland in an all Celt affair.
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