WHO'S THE DADDY NOW!
KICKBOXING champion Gary Hamilton showed his soft side today (FRIDAY
2nd) when he set eyes on his new-born daughter, then vowed to make
her a world champion!
Hamilton’s partner, Shankill Road girl Andrea McAllister,
gave birth to Paige who weighed in at 7lb even at the Royal Victoria
Hamilton, who was in devastating form during his win over Douglas
Morrison in Carrickfergus last Sunday, will also have to make a
champion out of his partner Andrea, for she is determined to return
to the ring too!
The 23-year-old’s kickboxing career with the Prokick Gym in
east-Belfast was taking off when the new addition to the family
came along. Andrea had hoped to make an instant return but had to
go through a caesarean-section on Friday. However, she is determined
to see some action before the end of the year.
The good news for Andrea is that surgeons have been impressed by
her physical condition and have suggested her recovery period may
be quicker than most women who have gone through the experience.
“I was fortunate to be in good shape before the pregnancy
and therefore my stomach muscles should repair sooner than most,”
Her coach, former world champ Billy Murray said: “Andrea is
an inspiration to women who would like a healthier, fitter lifestyle.
She has just gone through a major operation but feels that half
the battle has already been won because of her physical condition.
“We have a show in the Ulster Hall in December and I would
not be surprised if she was demanding a place on the fight card.”
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