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Johnny Smith Vs Alex Novac - Video

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Johnny Smith the East Belfast kickboxer dubbed 'The Gas Man' kept his title hopes alive by beating experienced Romanian Alex Novak who fights out of the Galway Black Dragon club in a K1 Style match-up.

This was a good test for Smith as Novac is noted for dangerous hands. Novac set his stall out by-way of starting fast on the hands and taking the fight to Smith from the first bell but after feeling some devastating leg kicks from the young-up-n-coming Smith, Novac needed to rethink his game for the next round.

This match looked at times as if it was the kicker against the boxer only this time when the Galway fight came within boxing range he had to cope with Smith's knee strikes. Saying that Novac was not there to make up any numbers - he was there to win and wanted to make a statement to the Belfast fighter that he was the man!

This was a good test for Smith as Novac is noted for his dangerous hands. Novac sensed the fight was slipping and upped the pace in the third and final round and at times becoming reckless even desperate to head-hunt looking for a knock-out.

At the end of the contest the Belfast fighter got the nod from all three judges.

It's been a busy time this year for the Gas man - this was his 6th fight this year with 6 wins.

Well done to the ProKick team and all who travelled to the event in support - a big thanks to all who help out and to Mr O'Sullivan for the invite.


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