champion Gary Hamilton will head a Select squad to Geneva next week.
featherweight champion Gary Hamilton will return to action next
week in Geneva (May 6), where he intends to signal his intentions
to reign at the top of the kickboxing world once again.
The Donegal Road-born fighter gave up a featherweight title defence
in order to challenge the great Mohammad Samir at the Ulster Hall
last December. In a heavier weight division, Samir stopped the ‘Belfast
Boy’ in front ringside guest, boxing legend Marvelous Marvin
Hamilton will now concentrate on the lightweight division and believes
he can become a two-time two weight world champion in becoming only
the second man from all of Ireland to win WKN titles at different
“It’s feels like an age has passed since my fight with
Samir,” said Hamilton.
“I was sore for a short while after it and did my best to
relax over Christmas,” said the 26-year-old who runs 10 miles
“this match is at 64kg a comfort zone in the lightweight division,
I am focussed on becoming a world champion again and a two-time
two weight one at that,” he added.
Following his December defeat, Hamilton wed fellow Prokick Gym fighter
Andrea McAllister and has just returned from honeymoon.
“I cannot complain about the time I’ve had to relax
and get my mind around the loss in December,” he said.
“It’s been great to detach myself from the gym for a
couple of weeks but that didn’t stop me training. I was on
the road everyday of my honeymoon and it was great to get some warm-weather
training in at this time of year.”
Hamilton is a household name in Geneva, where it’s expected
he will once again perform in front of a big audience there.
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