YOKKAO UK

  1. YOKKAO 43 - 44 Confirmed for Bolton on 26 October

    YOKKAO 43 - 44 Confirmed for Bolton on 26 October

    It’s the time of the year and the date is now confirmed - YOKKAO 43-44 will return to UK on 26 October 2019 to be staged at Bolton Macron Stadium.

    YOKKAO 43 - 44 marks the 5th straight year since the acclaimed event was first brought to the UK. The promotions have grown to become one of the biggest Muay Thai events in the region with consistent production, exciting matchups and an always great atmosphere.

    YOKKAO UK been a driving force in promoting the sport in the region, providing an international platform for UK fighters to prove themselves. Many fighters on our shows have gone on to prove they could go toe-to-toe against the very best in the world. 

    With about 3 more months to the biannual event, preparations are now underway. The main events and rest of the fight card will be announced over the coming weeks. Look out for some big names, familiar faces, an

    CONTINUE READING
  2. Craig Coakley Signs 3-year Deal with YOKKAO Agency

    Craig Coakley Signs 3-year Deal with YOKKAO Agency

    The launch of YOKKAO Agency was first announced on 18 April. Our fighter management agency has just officially signed with our first fighter who is none other than Ireland’s KO specialist, Craig Coakley.

    Since his promotional debut at YOKKAO 23, Coakley has dished out three stunning victories by means of knockouts. The Irish Muay Thai phenom has built his reputation and a growing fanbase as one of the most exciting and formidable fighters on the UK and Ireland circuit.

    Coakley’s first fight as a YOKKAO Agency athlete pits him against Thai legend, Singdam. The two will battle it out at YOKKAO 42 over one of Muay Thai’s most prestigious and coveted green belt: WBC Diamond Championship title. Coakley, a WBC ranked fighter, will now have the chance to prove himself as one of Muay Thai’s best Lightweights in the world.

    YOKKAO Agency aims to provide more opportunities for Coa

    CONTINUE READING
  3. BREAKING: Singdam vs Coakley for WBC Diamond title at YOKKAO 42

    BREAKING: Singdam vs Coakley for WBC Diamond title at YOKKAO 42

    YOKKAO’s inaugural Ireland showcase has just confirmed its main event matchup and it is set to be one of the biggest fights in YOKKAO history. On 27 July, Thai legend, Singdam will battle it out with Ireland’s own Craig “Coco” Coakley for the highly-coveted WBC Diamond championship belt!

    WBC first created the "Diamond Championship" belt in 2009 as a championship to award the winner of a historic fight between two high-profile fighters. To date, only 2 Muay Thai fighters have  the honour of holding the title and they are two of the biggest stars in the entire Muay Thai history: Buakaw Banchamek and living legend, Saenchai.

    Come the night of 27 July, another fighter will be honored with the distinguished Diamond championship belt. Either way it goes, we expect this to be an explosive fight like never before.

    Irish knockout extraordinaire, Craig Coakley has built a

    CONTINUE READING
  4. YOKKAO 37 - 38: An Unstoppable Force

    YOKKAO 37 - 38: An Unstoppable Force

    It was yet another sold-out success with YOKKAO 37 - 38 held last Saturday, 23 March at the University of Bolton stadium. UK fight fans were presented with a stacked 19-bout card featuring the best of the region, along with headlining Thai stars, Superbank Sakchaichote and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor.

    8 bouts on the undercard kickstarted the event off on the right note with intense non-stop action and a couple of knockouts to liven up the atmosphere. Some notable performances include up-and-coming fighters Kieran Lee, Ryan Stockley and Corey McLachlan who furthered their winning streak on the Next Generation scorecards.

    YOKKAO 37

    With the crowds suitably fired up after the undercard matchups, YOKKAO 37 took the action up another notch. Glyn Blackburn and Alex McGregor both made a powerful impression with their promotional debuts,

    CONTINUE READING
  5. YOKKAO 37 - 38 Weigh -In Results

    YOKKAO 37 - 38 Weigh -In Results

    It’s one more day to YOKKAO 37 - 38 and the fighters gathered this afternoon at the Bolton Macron Stadium for their weigh-ins. All 38 fighters have successfully made weight and ready for tomorrow’s showdown.

    The event is expected to kick off tomorrow with the undercard at 14:30pm local time and the main card will commence at 16:30pm. Connect with us via social media network to catch some of the action live and direct from Bolton. Here are today’s weigh-in results:

    ** Supershowdown presents YOKKAO 38 **

    Thailand vs Scotland 65kg
    Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor 64.8kg vs Chris Shaw 65kg

    Ireland vs England 63.5kg
    Craig Coakley 63.4kg vs Mo Abdurahman 62.5kg

    England vs England Female Fight 59kg
    Niamh Kinehan 58.7kg vs Lucy Payne 57.9kg

    England vs England 72.5kg
    Joe Craven 71.9kg vs Chris Shaw 72kg

    CONTINUE READING
  6. YOKKAO 37 - 38 Full Fight Card

    YOKKAO 37 - 38 Full Fight Card

    The wait is over - YOKKAO 37 - 38 is just less than 3 weeks away for an evening of adrenaline-pumping Muay Thai clashes. The best of UK will congregate once again at Bolton Macron Stadium on Saturday, 23 March, as they battle for the top positions on the fighter rankings.

    Here’s a look at the complete fight card:

    ** Supershowdown Presents YOKKAO 38 **

    Thailand vs Scotland 65kg
    Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor vs Christopher Shaw

    England vs Ireland 63.5kg
    Mo Abdurahman vs Craig Coakley

    England vs England Female Fight 59kg
    Niamh Kinehan vs Lucy Payne

    England vs Scotland 72.5kg
    Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw

    England vs England 57kg
    Jacob Smith vs Reece Thomson

    England vs England 59kg
    Adam Haslam vs Michael Moore

    ** S

    CONTINUE READING
  7. 20 YOKKAO UK Fighters On WBC Muay Thai Ranking!

    20 YOKKAO UK Fighters On WBC Muay Thai Ranking!

    World Boxing Council (WBC) recently updated its fighters ranking across all weight classes and over twenty UK fighters made it to the latest list.

    UK is one of the most prolific regions outside of Thailand in producing the world’s top Muay Thai athletes. This phenomenon is represented by the number of UK fighters who have populated the WBC charts over the past decade.

    "As the most prominent Muay Thai promotion in UK, it is no surprise we have hosted many of the region’s top fighters in our official events. On last count, 20 out of the WBC ranked UK fighters have featured on YOKKAO fight cards", said YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder.

    Some of the notable names who have competed on our official events include Joe Craven, Jack Kennedy, Chris Shaw, Craig Coakley and the recently crowned WBC European champion, Spencer Brown. Not forgetting YOKKAO world champion, Lia

    CONTINUE READING
  8. Craig Coakley To Face Mo Abdurahman at YOKKAO 38

    Craig Coakley To Face Mo Abdurahman at YOKKAO 38

    YOKKAO 37 - 38 is just four weeks away from a night of smashing action at the Macron Stadium in Bolton UK. In a highly-anticipated YOKKAO 38 bout, Craig Coakley was originally matched up against UK super lightweight top seed, Nathan Bendon. The latter has unfortunately sustained a hand injury and will be pulling out from the coming event. The show must go on and Coakley will now take on another formidable opponent.

    The Irish fighter is on a hot winning streak with a trio of KO victories in all his last three YOKKAO appearances. We know that he will be looking for his fourth at the coming show but Coakley’s stint in the ring at YOKKAO 38 is not going to be a walk in the park.

    Coming in to replace Bendon on 4 weeks’ notice will be none other than UK number two, Mo Abdurahman. Fighting out of Southampton’s Exile Gym, Abdurahman is one of the most promising young fighters of the momen

    CONTINUE READING
  9. YOKKAO 38: Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw

    YOKKAO 38: Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw

    The card for YOKKAO 37 - 38 is stacking up with another fight confirmed for the 23 March event. UK number one, Joe Craven will be defending his spot against Scotland’s Chris Shaw in a 72.5-kg showdown.

    Craven made it to the top of the chart last August and saw a pristine undefeated fight record for 2018. He has picked up 3 wins on YOKKAO promotions to date including a decision against Jake Purdy last October. Fighting out of the renowned Bad Company gym in Leeds, Craven will defend his number one spot against another middleweight maestro, Chris Shaw.

    Shaw will make his return to the YOKKAO stage after more than a year since his memorable round-one KO victory against Connor McCormack on YOKKAO 28. 2018 saw him slipping off the UK rankings but he’s back to claim his spot. The multi-time champion will have to go through a tough-as-nails Craven, as he regains his momentum in the race to the top.

    The middleweight clash between Craven and Shaw now joins a card of exc

    CONTINUE READING
  10. YOKKAO 38: Nathan Bendon vs Craig Coakley

    YOKKAO 38: Nathan Bendon vs Craig Coakley

    Preparations for YOKKAO 37 - 38 is officially underway with some familiar names and new faces already confirmed for the 23 March show. Two YOKKAO event regulars are ready to return to Bolton Macron Stadium for a face-off and it’s none other than Nathan Bendon vs Craig Coakley.

    Nathan Bendon proved his place in the sport when he took on Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor at YOKKAO 32 with less than a month’s notice. The UK fighter fought tooth and nail against an elite Thai champion in one of the night’s most memorable fight, showing he can hold his own against the best. Bendon is back for his third YOKKAO appearance in another challenging bout as he faces the KO extraordinaire, Craig Coakley.

    Coakley is fast becoming a staple on the YOKKAO card in Bolton. The Irish fighter has scored an impressive hat trick of knockouts in all 3 of his YOKKAO fights. No easy feat considering the tough competition he has faced including UK favorites like Myk Estlick and Jack Kennedy. Coakley is on

    CONTINUE READING
Page
Slava Yurthev Copyright