Georges St-Pierre - GSP and KICKmas
Smith, is a technical site engineer, who works for Calor Gas at the oil refinery in Belfast. Smith, Billy Murray’s son-in law is a man with a burning desire to become King in the
professional ranks of kickboxing. The 28 year-old had his last outing at the #WMAG (World Martial Art Games) in Geneva on September 12th. That’s where Johnny ‘Swift’ Smith stopped top Swiss fighter, Julien Domingos in a K1
style fight with a clinical knee to the head at the beginning of the second round. And back in June this year (2015) Smith had a devastating win as he defended his WKN amateur world title against the rated 21
year-old Yuhei Tsuda from the RISE Gym in Tokyo, Japanwith a 2nd round KO.
When Smith was asked why he had chosen this as his next step, Smith replied;
“It’s a natural progression, I feel as if I’m come to the tipping point, I want to be pushed and tested. Iwant to see how far I can go. I want to see what my
limit is and then push past it and set new ones.
Samuel Debalke is a good all-round martial artist, he fights out of TriStar gym in Montreal, Quebec, for his MMA - they have the likes of Georges St. Pierre a former UFC champion training there.
He, (Samuel) also competes in conventional Boxing, Muay-Thai and Kickboxing, therefore has a lot of fighting experience, with great people around him by way of the legendary coach Mr Vic Theriault who’s been in the fight game a life-time.
And I, on the other hand, fight out of the best kickboxing gym in this country
which has a conveyor belt for producing real talent. I predict, this is going to be a great fight for those fight fans lucky enough to have a ticket.” Said the Bangor man.
The Fight-card, It’s a KICKmas Cracker packed with a ‘Festive Feast of Fists n Feet’. Belfast’s very own Cathy McAleer will top the bill when she fights for a world crown. Bangor’s Johnny
Smith is the semi-main event, with another goal in sight - to become a professional world kickboxing champion.
And that’s not all, Darren McMullan and Samantha Robb will defend their WKN Pro-Am world titles. Also ProKick’s adopted son Spaniard Rafa Del Toro a top
professional will fight out of the ProKick corner.
Finally, ProKick’s rising teenage talent, Dundonald’s Jake McCreedy is ready for his first Irish school boys
KICKmas 2015 is SOLDOUT. And if you are one of the lucky fans who got a ticket early then you’re in for a treat. ‘Made In ProKick’
event is coming this Sunday to the Clayton Hotel, Sunday
6th December 2015.”
If you have no ticket and would like to see the fighters close-up and personal then the all important weigh-ins will be staged at the
sponsors location at Mercedes Benz & smart state of-the-art new workshop on Boucher crescent in Belfast.
Full details about the event can be found here are on KICK 2015 event