DAVID MEETS GOLIATH AS NORTH EAST KICKBOXER TAKES ON WORLD CHAMPION …
A NORTH East student will take on a nine-times kickboxing champion in a world title fight to be held in the region this autumn.
The David and Goliath style fight will be the highlight of the World Kickboxing Federation World Championship show being held in the North East for the first time in November. The event, organised by Jarrow-based Action Promotions, will consist of 20 individual bouts between amateur and professional kickboxers, including K1, semi-professional boxers and MMA fighters from across the UK.
However, the main attraction will being the Light-Cruiserweight title fight between Northumbria university student Jamie Bates, 21, from Stanley and current nine-times world champion Marlon ‘the Game’ Hunt from Ipswich.
The World Championship will be staged at the Northumbria University’s prestigious new ‘Dominion’ conference & exhibition room, in Newcastle upon Tyne, and is expected to draw crowds of up to 1000 fans of all ages.
Tickets are expected to go on sale later this month (July) and Action Promotions is keen to hear from businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring either the event or individual competitors or fights. Event promoter David Weild, 33, who founded Action Promotions 15-months-ago, said: “Small scale kickboxing shows are organised occasionally throughout the region but this will be the first time a full-contact World Championship has been held in Newcastle.
The event will start at around 2pm and is expected to last until around 8pm and refreshments will be available within the Lightfoot Centre. Mr Weild added: “Kickboxing events at this level provide a great day out for the whole family and we are confident of a high turnout.”
For further information and to enquire about sponsorship opportunities and ticket availability and prices, call 07967 398 709 or visit www.action-promotions.co.uk
The event is co-promoted by Showdown at Sundown Entertainment – 07939031380