BOXING WITH A KICK
fight fans in store for unique fight night as boxers and kickboxers
square up in the same ring but on two separate shows with
just an hour apart.
The Hilton hotel show scheduled for October 28, will be promoted
by former four-time world champion Billy Murray and boxing
promoter Paul McCausland, the pair will offer fight fans the
opportunity to witness the best of both sports under one roof
but two separate shows.
Sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Network and the British
Boxing Board of Control, it promises to be the first of many
shows, according to promoters Murray and McCausland.
“The idea of boxing and kickboxing shows together under
one roof is one for the future and it’s going to become
a big attraction in Northern Ireland,” Murray said.
“We will run a kickboxing show under the WKN’s
banner and after an interval, run a boxing event under the
guidance of the British Boxing Board of Control.”
So, is it manageable?
“Of course it is,” added Murray. “The kickboxing
show will begin early evening and a 60-minute interval will
allow for the British Boxing Board of Control’s officials
and doctors to take their places before the first bout starts
the second showcase.
“It’s two very different organisations promoting
two very different shows but on the same date and at the same
venue – the real winner is the fight fan.
“Anyone who buys a ticket for the Boxing or kickboxing
will see some of the best local fighters this country has
to offer.” Boxing’s Paul McCausland added, “
This event has been a long time in the making, Billy and I
have worked well together in the past this will be another
recipe for success. The fans are also a winner with tickets
prices at a very affordable price - the Boxing in set at £15
and the kickboxing is the same. I’m really excited about
the venture and what a night of non-stop action we have in
store for Belfast fight fans.”
The astute Murray, who has been running kickboxing events
throughout Ireland for over 25 years knows his loyal band
of students will return after the interval to support colleagues
Hamilton and Braniff, who will share the boxing bill with
Ciaran Healy a more household boxing name.
For information and tickets contact the box office: 028 9065
1074 or purchase on-line
here and this will take you to the ProKick Shop