Cathy McAleer Becomes WKN World Champion at KICKmas 2015
Cathy McAleer of Northern Ireland defeated American Ariana Siegel and became a new WKN kickboxing world champion at KICKmas Belfast fight night on Sunday 6 December 2015 / Photo: ProKick

Famed WKN kickboxing show KICKmas produces a six-fight fully international knockout event last night in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Seven countries have taken part in the beautiful sports fiesta promoted by WKN director Billy Murray, who is also a head coach at ProKick gym, as well as a former kickboxing world champion himself. The president of the World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera has presented at KICKmas as the special guest. Three amateur world title bouts, two professional clashes and a teenage talents match were on KICKmas 2015 program.

The main event has seen women kickboxing championship of the world when Northern Ireland’s Cathy McAleer stopped American Ariana Siegel in the first round. Furthermore, Johnny Smith has defeated Samuel De Blake from Canada, with both athletes making their anticipated pro-debut. Samantha Robb was defending her belt against France’s Mallaury Kalachnikoff-Lakli, with the bout going into a draw and Robb retaining her title. Also Darren McMullan defended his title against Lukasz Paprocki who has come from Poland, and Spanish Rafa Del Toro beat Martin Conroy of Ireland in the international challenge. The opening shot has seen junior Jake McCready taking the points decision over Rytis Daniules.

KICKmas 2015 Results

WKN Full-Contact Amateur Lightweight world title 56,500 kg
Full-Contact rules 5×2 min rounds
Cathy McAleer (Northern Ireland) wins by TKO R1 vs Ariana Siegel (USA)

WKN Pro-International K1 style match Welterweight
K1 Sytle Oriental rules. 3×3 min rounds
Johnny Smith (Northern Ireland) wins on points vs Samuel De Blake (Canada)

WKN Amateur Welterweight world title 66.7kg
Low-Kick rules. 5×2 min rounds
Samantha Robb (Northern Ireland) vs Mallaury Kalachnikoff-Lakli (France) – Draw with Robb retaining the title

WKN Professional International K1 style match Super-Welterweight
K1 Style Oriental rules. 4×2 min rounds
Rafa Del Toro (Spain) wins on points vs Martin Conroy (Ireland)

WKN Amateur Middleweight world title 76,200 kg
K1 Sytle Oriental rules. 5×2 min rounds
Darren McMullan (Northern Ireland) wins on points vs Lukasz Paprocki (Poland)

Junior kickboxing challenge / full contact rules 4×2 rounds 65kg
Jake McCready (Northern Ireland) wins on points vs Rytis Daniules (Ireland)

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.