camp Continues to build
new City Icons'
Log onto ProKick.com tomorrow and find out
where the team has been.
men have been meeting every morning at 6.00am to pound the city
streets as part of Billy’s Bootcamp – a military-like
training regime readying them for an upcoming kickboxing event.
And that’s aside from their regular evening training.
“This is as tough as I’ve ever trained any set of fighters,”
he said. “Our fighters have had good successes of late and
I want to keep it that way. So I’m pushing them right to the
limit to see who has the appetite for real big stage victories.
“We start every morning at 6.00am for a three mile run. Then
we do a training session in the gym for a further 30 minutes. It’s
circuit training and body conditioning - just good, old fashioned,
no- nonsense hard work,” explained veteran former world champ
Murray. “The programme runs from Monday – Saturday and
I’ve been delighted by the dedication and turnout every day.
“We have some talented young men here who could become a new
generation of champions – and we’re led out every day
by Dessie McCartney, who at 58 is the oldest
man in our ProKick gym. He cycles with the pack every morning
if he can't run and that is rare!”
The event that Murray’s men are getting ready for takes place
at the Park Avenue Hotel in Belfast on June 24. It’s a day
and night double header that will see a host of young fighters compete
in the afternoon and some big names – such as Gary Hamilton,
Andrew Grimason and Lydia Brandiff – fight in the evening.
And while they can’t take in the glorious early morning views
of Belfast, you can. So have a look again at the City Hall &
HW – icons of old Belfast – framing these tough, great
men – the icons of a new Belfast.
For further information and tickets and tickets to whatch some of
the team in action, contact the ProKick hotline on 028 9065 1074.
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