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The winning group after the fight was stopped on advise from the doctor due to a bad cut.
Thai-Tanic Event Belfast that were Darren McMullan (ProKick NI) Vs lifted a WKN European Amateur Middleweight Oriental Rules crown
by winning in the 3rd round by doctors intervention due to Greek world champion Demetris Sarantopolous being unable to continue with a bad cut over his left eye.

This fight was like something out of a story book, David and Goliath. There was only a kilo of difference in the weight but the height was a different story as Darren McMullan towered over his Greek opponent. McMullan was also up against a current world champion but showed the smaller man no respect. In the opening round McMullan took the fight to the champion landing hard knees to the body and head and at one stage it looked as if it was a miss match.
In the second round Demetris showed why he is a champion as he took the fight to Darren fighting in the inside, hammering McMullan's body with telling blows and clearly hurting the Ballygowan man. Third round Demetris was clearly back in the fight, as both fighters were taking no steps back in an all action thrilling third round. tThis was anyones fight. Fourth round McMullan caught the champion with some nice straight hands and was piling the pressure on, and hurt the champion. The fight was called to a sudden halt with the referee calling in the doctor as both men were covered in chocolate. It was unclear who was cut as the blood was everywhere.

The doctor called a halt to the fight as he deemed Demetris un-fit to continue due to a nasty cut over his left eye.
Giving Darren Mc Mullan the WKN middleweight title. Darren said "Looking on paper that Demetris would be easy because of the height difference but that wasn’t the case, he was one of the toughest fighters I faced. And he was a true warrior to the end, and he didn’t want to stop but it was a bad cut he had over is eye, needing about 10 stitches. I want to thank everyone who helped me to get this title it's onward and upward from here."

As Belfast relives the wonderful 100 year-old story of Titanic, the greatest ship of them all, top Irish kickboxing stars added to the occasion with a spectacular Thai-tanic event of their own. The city hosted a Sold-out Thai-tanic event full of Titles at the Holiday Inn on June 10. And the promise of a great event was lived up to. " It was riveting, according to promoter and one of Ireland’s kickboxing king-pins Billy Murray. The Thai-Tanic event had everything a fight fan would want to see at an event. Great fights, great audience knock-outs and three new home-grown European Champions for Northern Ireland. Just real good well matched hard fought fights. Murray finished by saying, We showed the rest of the world that our fight talent here on this small Island is as good if not better than any other part of the world.

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