James Braniff is back in the Ring
October 30, 2022
The wait is over and ProKick favourite James Braniff is ready to step foot inside the ring again after a long and frustrating lay off with injury. And he’s not coming back against an easy opponent either in this month’s Champions Fight League. Today Sunday 30th October sees James’ much anticipated return in what is sure to be a high energy fight. He faces off against top Dutch fighter Quinten Baerts from the famous Sokudo gym in Hoorn. Baerts, 21, has had a lot of experience in the ring and this is set up to be a frenzy of action for fight fans.
Ironically, James’ last fight was in Laburnum Street when there was nothing but bare graffitied walls where the new state of the art gym now stands.
At Fight Club in September 2021, James won the WKN British K1 title at 67kg. This came off the back of his success in the prestigious K1 tournament in Japan and it seemed like he was just getting started.
However, a difficult injury and a long wait for surgery meant that he had to step back and support his brothers & sisters in the squared circle.
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Here's today fight card
The fighters weigh'd-in Yesterday 29th October
1pm. Pre-Fight Medicals
2pm. Doors open
2.30pm. Mr Gary Gillespie's introduction
2.40pm. The Kids are first up, helping to set the scene
After that it will just run until it is over
Teens: Grace Goody will be back in the ring!
First Full-contact match:
Low-Kick Rules 3x2 - 69-70kg
Adam Braniff (ProKick, Belfast) 68.7kg Vs Liam Tobin 68.6kg (Black Dragon Galway)
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K1 Rules 3x2 - 61-62kg
Cahal Walsh (ProKick, NI) 61.7kg Vs Sam Esmat 62.1kg (Black Dragon Galway)
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Low-Kick Rules 3x2 - 70kg
Jake Sloan (ProKick, NI) 69.3kg Vs Éamonn O Byrne 69.5kg (Black Dragon Galway)
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Jay Snoddon (ProKick, NI) Vs Iranian, Abbas Khorrami Vs Gary Lynch (ProKick)
K1 Rules 3x2 - 72kg
Killian Emery (Yamabushi, Swiss) 72kg Vs Adam Keane 72kg (Black Dragon Galway)
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K1 Rules 3x2 - 74kg
James Braniff (ProKick, N,Ireland) 73.9kg Vs Quinten Baerts 73.7kg (SoKudo Gym, Holland)Sponsored by Captains Table
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