The next edition of international kickboxing events “made in Prokick” takes place at Stormont Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland October 26. Titled as “Lord of the Ring” the fight show celebrates 30 years when former four-division World Champion in Full Contact, Belfast’s Billy Murray lifted his first crown.
Mid last month the promotion revealed the main and co-main event bouts, as well as the names of participants representing the country-host. Eight out of twelve matchups have been confirmed to date.
Lord of the Ring made in @prokick 👑
Johnny "Swift" Smith defends his WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title against Shuhei Sone
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) July 26, 2019
Among the bouts Shane Weir of Scotland goes up against the representative of the country-host Niall Marrow. The pair squares off in a three-round 67 kg catchweight bout in oriental kickboxing (K-1 rules).
Molly Concannon and Grace Goody meet for the second time following their first encounter in June, which ended in favor of the latter, who took a close points decision. The 56 kg women’s kickboxing contest is also schedule for three rounds.
Also on the card three 58 kg catchweight bouts featuring Jay Snodden up against Owen Leeuwangh, Adam Braniff face off Dylan Murphy, and Lewis Kirk vs. Raafat Kojok.
Sophie Evans of Wales was lined up against Northern Ireland’s Rowena Bolt. The latter “has been ruled out on medical grounds” (via Prokick.com). The promotion is currently seeking a new opponent for Evans.
Prokick “Lord of the Ring” is headlined by Johnny “Swift” Smith making the first defense of his WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title against Shuhei Sone of Japan. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds in oriental rules (K-1 style).
The co-main event features former two-division World Kickboxing Network champion (featherweight and lightweight) Gary “Belfast Boy” Hamilton in the “18 years in the making” rematch against Douglas Morrison of Scotland. The super welterweight encounter is scheduled for seven rounds in Full Contact.
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) August 2, 2019
The finalised fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.
WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title / Oriental rules / 5×3
Johnny Smith (Northern Ireland) vs. Shuhei Sone (Japan)
International Super Welterweight bout / Full Contact / 7×2
Gary Hamilton (Northern Ireland) vs. Douglas Morrison (Scotland)
67 kg Shane Weir vs. Niall Marrow
50 kg Sophie Evans vs. TBA
56 kg Grace Goody vs. Molly Concannon
58 kg Jay Snodden vs. Owen Leeuwangh
58 kg Adam Braniff vs. Dylan Murphy
58 kg Lewis Kirk vs. Raafat Kojok
64 kg James Braniff vs. TBD
52 kg Lewis Kerr vs. TBD
60 kg Matthew Lam vs. TBD