Teenager Mark Bird Wins The WKN Corsica Cup
Friday 2nd May 2008
Rising Northern Irish kickboxer Mark Bird found the spirit of the ‘Little Emporer’ as he scored an impressive victory in Napoleon’s birthplace on May 3rd - Bird pictured here with Coach Billy Murray and his cameraman for the evening after his fight with tough French fighter Salvador
Rising Northern Irish kickboxer Mark Bird found the spirit of the ‘Little Emporer’ as he scored an impressive victory in Napoleon’s birthplace last night. The Lisburn teen was in Ajaccio on the picturesque Mediterranean island of Corsica. His victory over French favourite Dylan Salvador in the tight light-welterweight battle cements his place as one of the European stars of tomorrow.
'Mark’s preparation was just right,' said his coach Billy Murray from the ProKick Gym in Belfast. “He came into the fight off the back of two victories, so his confidence was up. We worked on some stamina issues, he had a training session with the legendary Ernesto Hoost and we got out here early to allow him time to get properly ready. “He remained focused right through and he showed that as Napoleon might have said, it was not tonight, Dylan for Salvatore. Being holder of the Corsica Cup is nice, but it’s time now to build for titles.”
For more on Bird’s Corsican adventure – and other kickboxing news and pictures from the Corsican Cup – check back here at Prokick.com
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