“I’m a champion – get me in
new boot camp of budding kickboxing champions enlisted in a demanding
three-year programme at Belfast’s Prokick Gym this week. In
all, 40 fighters signed up to the dream of winning domestic honours
and becoming world champions in a unique concept called ‘I’m
a champion – Get Me In The Ring’.
From now until 2008, the chosen group will embark on a mission of
fighting once a month in 2006, ending the year with shots at domestic
In 2007 they will challenge for British and European titles and
in 2008, world dominance is the aim.
Among the platoon that will be led by kickboxing legend Billy Murray,
is former Linfield star Ian Young.
The two-time Irish Premier League title winner said: “It’s
great to have a goal to aim for and I can see myself pushing hard
for world title recognition in 2008, if not before.
“I have had the experience of fighting for a Celtic title
and know what level of effort and dedication it takes. But to fight
for a European or world title is a different challenge altogether.
It will mean more sacrificing, more training and greater concentration
on achieving the goal.
“It would be something special to have a major title sitting
beside my Irish League medals at home.”
The brainchild behind ‘I’m a champion – Get Me
In The Ring’, Billy Murray is confident the concept will provide
more world champions from Northern Ireland.
“Some will not stay the pace and some will. Those who do will
become champions, of that I’m sure,” said a confident
The former four-time world champion added: “This is a big
commitment, especially for amateurs. But it will open the door to
professionalism if that’s what they want. Ultimately, my fighters
want to be champions and if they stick to the game-plan that’s
exactly what they will be.”
For more info on events for ‘I’m
a champion – Get Me In The Ring’ - contact 028
9065 1074 or check back again here at ProKick.com
If you are one of the budding kickboxing champions enlisted in
the demanding three-year programme at Belfast’s Prokick Gym
this week. Then please copy the following below and send it completed
FAO Alex McGreevy or Billy Murray at Prokick
Or if you are from another kickboxing club but want to be a part
of this programme then also fill this out this information sheet
and send it back to us.
“I’m a champion – get me in the ring”
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