Michael fought in the national kickboxing competition in March, winning a bronze and silver medal securing his place on the Irish junior kickboxing team. 6 months of intense training 6 days a week has taken him to Jesolo Italy at the junior world kickboxing championships along with 5 others from west cork kickboxing club. He fought a Polish fighter in the first round, earned a great win in the second round against a Bulgarian fighter to take him to the quarter finals. He will battle it out against a Spanish fighter this afternoon to win a place in the semi finals.