February 03, 2023
Yes the ProKick Team arrive in Nîmes, France - a quick update on James and Jay's travel to France 🇫🇷 Both arrived safely last night (Thursday) in the wee small hours after nearly 11 hour’s travelling. Pictured here after being welcomed by the Promoter Habib Bakir in his beautiful city of Mimes, France
The two ProKick fighters, James Braniff and Jay Snoddon are in France after accepting an invitation to compete on former world WKN champion now promoter, Mr. Habib Bakir's event - BSF (Boxing Fighting System) a yearly event.
Jay & James have a busy Friday, sightseeing, press conference and the all important weigh-ins at 6pm GMT this evening. Which we'll try bring you LIVE to our private ProKick Members Page - Let’s go Prokick
Nîmes in Languedoc-Roussillon is the home of some of the best preserved Roman monuments in the world and is especially famous for its amphitheatre.
Founded in the 6th century BC by a Celtic tribe, but it was under the Romans that Nîmes reached its peak of fame and fortune in the 2nd century AD. Its prosperity ended when the Visigoths arrived in the 5th century and during the early Middle Ages, the amphitheatre was turned into a refuge for the people of Nîmes - houses built inside the arena were only demolished in 1809. In the 19th century trade in textiles and silk made Nîmes rich again, an industry begun during the Wars of Religion when many Protestants were driven out of public life and became traders, exporting Indian cloth to Europe before making their own and becoming famous for making silk shawls. Today, Nîmes is a wonderful mix of the contemporary and antiquity sitting alongside each other. The magnificent amphitheatre is the focal point of the city - standing 133m long, 101m wide and 21m high, it has 2 levels and 34 tiers of seating that can hold 23,000. The best conserved amphitheatre in the Roman world, it still holds events and shows today. Other excellently preserved remnants of the Roman Empire are the Temple of Diane, whose exact purpose is still unknown, the Maison Carrée, which is the only fully preserved ancient temple in the world and the stone-carved Roman gates of Port August and Port France. The famous Pont du Gard, part of the Roman aqueduct over the River Gardon is just 30 mins away.