“Chuck Norris will come to Belfast ”
fight sensation that is the World Combat League (WCL) is on its
way to Belfast, Northern Ireland following a weekend of intense
travel and talking between Irish kickboxing king-pin Billy Murray
and star of the big screen Chuck Norris in Las Vegas.
Murray skipped out of Belfast last weekend for a date with Norris,
the man behind World Combat League, a new fight concept that is
gripping audiences across America.
The city versus city all action showcase is pencilled in and is
set to take place at the Odyssey Arena in October and Norris will
be in town to oversee the European launch of WCL.
Norris will bring with him a US All-Star team that will take on
an European side selected by former four-time four-weight world
World Combat League is a fight game like no other. There is no boxing
ring and fights only last three
minutes. Competitors showdown in an all-action round in a colour-zoned
circle and can gain or lose points therein.
“I’m really excited about the WCL coming to Belfast,”
“It’s going to be huge and I am confident it will also
produce the biggest ever live screening of any sports event ever
held in Northern Ireland. We will have to ship the massive ring
to Belfast and we expect over 100 Americans to follow. There are
still a lot of negotiating to be done before the WCL hits Belfast,
but I'm very excited about it.
“This is going to be showcase Belfast and Northern Ireland
on a bigger scale than the North West 200 and the Milk Cup put together,
it’s that big in television terms, I’m sure it could
be the largest Live TV event ever to come out of here. The WCL has
captured the imagination of US audiences and I have no doubt it
will be a major hit in Europe. All I have to do now is raise the
money to make it happen but I’m confident that will happen
once people see the product and see what’s on offer.”
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