“Pictures from Aberdeen”
Report by Frantastic Spence at ringside
Pictures by: Graeme Bolton
Andrew Grimason is the latest Northern Irish World beater
BELFAST'S Andrew 'The Grim Reaper' Grimason was crowned WKN light
middleweight world amateur champion in Aberdeen on Saturday night.
IAN 'Young Gun' took his new look
and moniker into his Celtic title fight on Saturday night in Scotland.
The chisel-chinned former Linfield player had planned to shoot down
Ziggy Ferguson in a Blaze of Glory.
Other successes on the Aberdeen
Carrickfergus' Babyfaced Assassin Peter Rusk was crowned the new
cruiserweight WKN British champion when he knocked out Scotlands
British champion Dareen Thompson in the 1st round.
Martin Connolly brought a new meaning
to the saying, 'gone in 60 seconds' That is the time he took to
get in and out of the ring after knocking out the Scottish champion
Dave Hill with a powerful right hand.
Co Down man Stuart Jess was beaten
not broken by his defeat to the more experienced Sammi Fathallah
of Switzerland last month. This time it was a different Jess that
came to the ring, The Dromore man is back to his best after beating
the Celtic champion Mickey Shields of Motherwell on a clear points
victory. Jess will also travel to the UN's capital next month for
an international contest.
Derry's Darren Dougan had his Scottish
opponent on the canvas no less then six times over a scheduled three
rounder against Shan Wanless. This win now rewarded Darren with
a chance to fight for the Celtic super-middleweight kickboxing title
after an impressive transition to the sport from Kung Fu.
"Overall the trip to Scotland was a great success bringing
back two major titles and five wins out of six the only down side
is the poor decision of the judges with Ian Young which I'm really
gutted with. Hopefully we'll have something rectified soon. It's
onward and upwards for the sport of kickboxing, we have something
really worth shouting about now as we can boast 3 world champions
from Northern Ireland, and there's more to come!" Said a delighted
Big special thanks to Albert Ross, Gary Langford
and all the team for a great show and superb hospitality as usual...
RESULTS IN BRIEF:
WKN Light middleweight World Amateur Title
Andrew Grimason (Belfast NI) (Winner points) Vs Steve Kitchener
( Fraserburgh Scotland)
WKN British heavyweight title
Peter Rusk (Carrickfergus NI) (Winner 1st KO) Vs Darren Thompson
WKN Celtic title Light Middleweight
Ian Young (Belfast NI) Vs Ziggy Ferguson (Aberdeen Scotland) (winner
Martin Connolly (Carrickfergus NI) (1st KO) Vs Dave Hill ( Motherwell)
Stuart Jess (Winner on points)(Dromore-NI) Vs Mickey Shields ( Motherwell)
Darren Dougan (The Loup)(Winner by points) Vs. Shan Wanless (Dundee)
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