International kickboxing returns to Northern Ireland on October 26 with the next edition of “PROKICK” held at Stormont Hotel in Belfast. The event, billed as “Lord of the Ring”, features a series of bouts with local and international competitors. Top of the bill is a contest for WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title. The fight card for the upcoming show has now been finalised.
In the main event the representative of the country-host Johnny “Swift” Smith defends his WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title against Shuhei Sone of Japan. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds in oriental kickboxing (K-1 style).
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Johnny "Swift" Smith defends his WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title against Shuhei Sone
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) July 26, 2019
In the co-main event former two-division World Kickboxing Network champion (featherweight and lightweight) Gary “Belfast Boy” Hamilton meets Douglas Morrison of Scotland. The pair squares off in the “18 years in the making” rematch. The encounter is scheduled for seven rounds in Full Contact at super welterweight.
The undercard features nine amateur matchups. The bouts are scheduled for three rounds.
The event celebrates 30 years when former four-division Full Contact champion, Belfast’s Billy Murray won his first world title. The complete fight card and order of the bouts can be found below (via Prokick.com)
PROKICK Lord of the Ring: Smith vs. Sone
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)
56 kg Grace Goody vs. Molly Concannon (Oriental Kickboxing)
58 kg Jay Snodden vs. Owen Leeuwangh (Oriental Kickboxing)
78 kg Reza Davies vs. Chris Wright (Oriental Kickboxing)
67 kg Shane Weir vs. Niall Marrow (Oriental Kickboxing)
55 kg Joshua Madden vs. Daniel Brady (Full Contact)
58 kg Lewis Kirk vs. Raafat Kojok (Full Contact)
62 kg Matthew Lam vs. Jack Anderson (Full Contact)
58 kg Adam Braniff vs. Dylan Murphy (Oriental Kickboxing)
54 kg Lewis Kerr vs. Josh Lutton (Full Contact)