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K1 LEGEND Mr Ernesto Hoost will be ringside at the St Patrick’s Day 17th March Bash promoted by Billy Murray of the ProKick gym.

In the past, the event has drawn TV stars, pop idols, sporting heroes and politicians. It became one of the ‘must-attend’ nights on Northern Ireland’s sporting calendar – it’s the Bash ‘N’ Mash of course. The show will take place on St Patrick’s Day in the Holiday Inn Hotel, Belfast.

‘Major Hoost’, the man they call Mr Perfect, is back as special guest of honour – the four-time K1 kickboxing Grand Prix Champion and martial arts Superstar Ernesto Hoost is back by popular demand.  Promoter Billy Murray said, “Those lucky enough to get a ticket for the event are in for a treat.”

Local Ballynahinch man Davy Foster will definitely celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a bang. As the father of four with one on the way, he  will compete in the St Patrick’s Day bash line up. Foster is part of the 12-strong fightcard that will see fighters from Switzerland, London and the home countries get it on.

A family affair. Davy Foster has his fan club ready to cheer him on in the international kickboxing evening at the Holliday Inn in Belfast on St Patrick's Day.

Foster recently was part of the Northern Irish squad that travelled to Japan to compete in an international tournament.

This local action hero will have his own fan club at ringside as his four daughters and expecting wife will be there to cheer him on.

“We will have 12 top quality kickboxing bouts with K1 styles of fighting, a Full-Contact WKN world title eliminator with Hillsborough’s teenage heartthrob Mark Bird, a rising star in the sport of kickboxing who won most technical fighter in the Japan Hoost Cup challenge. He will face Swiss Diego Diserens, and the winner of the match who will fight three weeks later in Cyprus for the WKN amateur world title.

“Also a new exciting Gary Hamilton, former professional world champion, will take part in a Needle Match as he plans out a course to be King of the Ring again.

“The charismatic kickboxing hero will take part in a full-contact match scheduled for five rounds against another Belfast man, Aubrey Tarr, himself a former current British and European Champion. Hamilton is guaranteeing a great show.”  Their showdown, a second between the pair, has landed sponsorship from Belfast tattoo store, Cusick, owned by Northern Ireland’s power-lifting king, Andrew Cusick.

The fightcard will feature three Swiss opponents who will take on some of the best Ireland has to offer in the amateur league. Five Englishmen will also storm the Countries capital to take on the Irish.  And if that’s not enough there are three all-Celt affairs on the 12-strong fight card.

Special guest will be none other than K1 super star Ernesto Hoost, whilst fight-fans will also be entertained by Acoustic folk rock sensation ‘Scorpion Jack’ who have been added to the St Patrick’s Day Bash program to raise the roof.

For ticket information log on to www.ProKick.com or call 028 9065 1074.

Log onto prokick.com for more information about the LIVE internet broadcast.

International Team event

K1 Style kickboxing Weight 65kg

Mark Bird Vs Diego Diserens (Switzerland)

Full Contact kickboxing Catchweight Bout

Darren McMullen 78kg Vs Jermey Jossi 80kg (Switzerland)

K1 Style kickboxing Weight 60kg

David Bird Vs Mattio Lo Valvo (Switzerland)

North V South

Low Kick kickboxing Weight 73kg

Johnny Smith Vs Joe Harte (Waterford – Billy O’Sullivan)

Full Contact Kickboxing 66kg

Davy Foster Vs Dave Mannion (Galway – Ken Horan)

Full-Contact Catchweight

Peter Rusk Vs Paudy O’Conner (Galway – Ken Horan)

Belfast V London

Low-kick 95kg +

Gary Jess Vs Barry Walker (Marty Cox Gym)

Full-Contact Weight 68kg

Stuart Jess Vs Jamie Bays (The Bullring Gym )

Full Contact kickboxing CatchWeight

Ken Horan Vs Jack Davis (Marty Cox Gym
Demo Bout

K1 Style kickboxing 68kg

Gary Fullerton Vs Tom Ward Marty Cox Gym

K1 Style kickboxing 69kg

Karl McBlain Vs Sam Ward Marty Cox Gym

All Belfast Clash

Full-Contact Rules 5 x2 rounds; Weight agreed 64kg
Gary Hamilton V Aubrey Tarr