Greek Euro dates revealed

The next major event on Rebecca Dillon’s radar is the European Championships in Greece in November. And WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) has confirmed that the event will take place from November 22-28 in Loutraki City, only 80km from Athens. National teams will stay at the Poseidon Resort, which is a one-hour journey by […]

Rebecca’s moment of glory

This is the moment when Rebecca Dillon felt on top of the world. The judges had just given their verdict in Rimini and Rebecca had added the WAKO full-contact -52kg category crown to her WKA Pro-Am -55kg title with her split-decision victory (12-10, 15-14, 15-16) over Norwegian Marielle Hansen over three two-minute rounds. It is the […]

Buy The Irish Daily Star tomorrow

You can read more about Rebecca Dillon’s superb victory at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini today (Sunday, 6 June) in Monday’s Irish Daily Star. As well as a story on Rebecca’s magnificent win over Norwegian opponent Marielle Hansen over 3×2-minute rounds in the final, it is also likely there will be a picture of […]

Upton tips Rebecca for Euro glory

Irish full-contact kickboxing coach Jimmy Upton congratulated Rebecca Dillon on her victory in the -52kg category at the WAKO World Cup here in Rimini today (Sunday, 6 June) and immediately predicted further glory for Tallaght’s golden girl.   After watching Rebecca’s split-decision victory over Norwegian Marielle Hansen, Upton told “That was excellent (from Rebecca), […]

Rebecca’s a workaholic!

Rebecca Dillon revealed the secret to her success after taking gold in the full-contact -52kg category at the WAKO World Cup here in Rimini today (Sunday, 6 June) – she’s a workaholic! Rebecca’s normal daily routine begins with a 6am training session at a time when most of us are still tucked up in bed, […]

Rebecca wins gold medal

We’ve great news from the WAKO World Cup in Rimini, Rebecca Dillon has won gold in the full-contact -52kg category. Rebecca won a rip-roaring contest on a split decision over rangy Norwegian Marielle Hansen, 12-10, 15-14, 15-16. One official remarked that it was the best fight he had seen in many a year. Yes, it […]

Text Rebecca your support

AS you can see in the photo immediately below Rebecca Dillon takes in everything Norman Kelly has to say during her bout with Mateja Rajteric at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini today (Saturday, 5 June).   Rebecca was in scintillating form as she demolished her Slovenian opponent to book a place in the final […]

Norman: Rebecca looking good

Norman Kelly believes Rebecca Dillon can take gold here in Rimini on Sunday (6 June) at the WAKO World Cup.   Rebecca faces rangy Norwegian Marielle Hansen in the full-contact -52kg category after her resounding 22-6, 23-6, 27-6 victory over outclassed Slovenian opponent Mateja Rajteric.   Norman told “There is no reason why Rebecca […]

Rebecca wins/now going for gold

Rebecca Dillon is through to the final of the -52kg full-contact category at the WAKO World Cup in Rimini after a runaway win over her Slovenian opponent Mateja Rajteric today (Saturday, 5 June). Rebecca was in superb form and the judges were impressed, too, awarding her the fight on a unanimous verdict with scorecards of […]

Richard: I’ll come back stronger

Richard Kiely was left to think of what might have been, and left cursing his luck, as he woke here in Rimini on Saturday morning (5 June).   Richard, 27, had been tipped as a strong medal prospect from among the 19-strong Irish team competing at the WAKO World Cup but failed to get the […]