Monthly Archives: September 2015

  1. Liam Harrison response to Singdam: “I will knock him out!”

    Liam Harrison response to Singdam: “I will knock him out!”

    After Singdam's statements, here is Liam Harrison's straight reply to Singdam Kiatmoo9 interview. For everyone's understanding, the video also has Thai language subtitles to make sure the message reached everyone. For the lucky lovers of Muay Thai who bought in advance their tickets for YOKKAO 15 they are on for a treat, they will have the possibility of watching Liam Harrison in the ring more determined than ever. Let us know what you think on Twitter by using hashtags #YOKKAO15 & #MuayThai to be featured as a repost on our Twitter and Instagram. The game is afoot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_9eP1joiVo https://instagram.com/p/8LV18HRsGh/?taken-by=yokkao

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  2. Full Explosive Interview with Singdam Kiatmoo9 before YOKKAO 15!

    Full Explosive Interview with Singdam Kiatmoo9 before YOKKAO 15!

    Interview with Singdam Kiatmoo9 by YOKKAO Key person Stefania Picelli has been released on Youtube with English subtitles and is now surfing the web. With a quiet calm, Singdam Kiatmoo9 did not seem overall too impressed with Liam Harrison. When Stefania Picelli told Singdam that YOKKAO 15 would have be Liam’s 100th celebration fight, Singdam answered smiling: “I fought my 100th fight when I was 13 yrs old”. The answer seemed like a provocation to Liam Harrison and his fans, but in any 3rd party opinion this looked like fact. Singdam fought more than 300 times in his career while Liam Harrison will celebrate his 100th fight soon on Saturday, October 10th in Bolton. It must be said that a lot of fights give fighters a lot of experience, but as Kiatmoo9’s manager said: “Foreigners are not at the same level of many years ago, it will be a big fight!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VxwJ3h3Zq0

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  3. K-1 Finalist Jordann Pikeur vs Jordan Watston at YOKKAO 15!

    K-1 Finalist Jordann Pikeur vs Jordan Watston at YOKKAO 15!

    Muay Thai Lovers have been expecting to hear who would be set to fight vs Jordan Watson after the collective decision from promoters and YOKKAO to change his opponent last week. Jordan Watson was previously scheduled to fight Crice Boussouku, but due to a few problems that arose after he left Team Nasser-X, his partecipation at YOKKAO 15 was put under review. [caption id="attachment_1865" align="alignright" width="400"]Jordan Watson vs Sanny Dahlbeck at YOKKAO 12 Jordan Watson vs Sanny Dahlbeck at YOKKAO 12[/caption] In regards to Crice Boussouku, YOKKAO President Mrs. Doungjai Tananan states: "We have a responsability to all our fans, after that Crice Boussoukou left Team Nasser-X, we were not sure about his continued

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  4. Muay Thai YOKKAO UK Rankings Explained

    Muay Thai YOKKAO UK Rankings Explained

    A lot of people ask about the Muay Thai UK Ranking system is for YOKKAO and how it works. So I thought I would take this opportunity to explain what it is and what rules there are around it. This will not only help to prevent confusion, as to what it takes to climb the rankings it will also help you to identify why a person has moved up or down. Up to now there are four weight categories for Muay Thai: 61.5kg, 65kg, 70kg and 72.5kg. Fighters are ranked on their points, the more they have the higher they are ranked. After each Muay Thai YOKKAO ranking fight, the winner acquires a percentage of their opponents ranking points, 25% of their points for a decision or 35% for a Knockout or TKO. [caption id="attachment_1859" align="alignright" width="400"]YOKKAO Muay Thai

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  5. YOKKAO 14 and YOKKAO 15 is Sold Out!

    YOKKAO 14 and YOKKAO 15 is Sold Out!

    [caption id="attachment_1851" align="alignright" width="400"]Saenchai at the YOKKAO Shop reppin the latest YOKKAO T-shirt Think Outside the Box Saenchai at the YOKKAO Shop reppin the latest YOKKAO T-shirt Think Outside the Box[/caption] Released only yesterday, check out the official poster for YOKKAO 14 and YOKKAO 15. For the first time in Muay Thai history, an event has been sold out before the poster’s official release. Hard work has paid off and the Promoters along with the Team, Fighters and Muay Thai Fans are all excited for the upcoming event. The event being sold out is a clear meaning of YOKKAO’s international recognition of trust by the world of Muay Thai lovers, a transformation of not just another fight

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  6. YOKKAO 14 Double Interview: Chris Whittle vs Ian Houillebecq!

    YOKKAO 14 Double Interview: Chris Whittle vs Ian Houillebecq!

    I got the chance to catch up with Ian Houillebecq and Chris Whittle (YOKKAO UK Ranked #5) and get a feel for what they think about the upcoming YOKKAO fight. The event is set for YOKKAO 14 the 10th of October at Bolton Macron Stadium. Tickets have been sold out five weeks prior to the event, which goes to show the next level professionalism and Muay Thai marketing YOKKAO is producing. Here is what Chris and Ian had to say: Dom: Who helps you both mentally and physically prepare for a fight? Ian: My coach Dave he pushes all us guys he don't let us miss training when we have fights coming up making sure we are at the gym and pushing ourselves to be the best we can be! Chris: When preparing for a fight my coach Frankie Hudders is the one who prepares us, all of us. It is not just Frank but also the lads and everyone in the gym we are all behind one another in every fight we take! Everyone around me in fight camp help in their own way to ensure I'm

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  7. YOKKAO 15 Double Interview: Steven Long vs Luke Imeson!

    YOKKAO 15 Double Interview: Steven Long vs Luke Imeson!

    Another fight has been announced: Steven Long will fight against Luke Imeson at YOKKAO 15. Both of them are seasoned fighters in their own right and have fought some of the biggest names in the UK. Steven Long is currently ranked 3 in the YOKKAO UK ranking, while Luke Imeson will be a new entry according with the YOKKAO Ranking regulations. These two going head to head is going to be a brilliant fight so I was keen to get a feel for how they were feeling and what they are doing to prepare for each other come 10th October at YOKKAO 15! Muay Thai fans… Steven Long and Luke Imeson: Dom: Who helps you both mentally and physically prepare for a fight? Steven: I’ve been lucky enough to train under many great trainers in my time here and sometimes in Thailand and try to take as much as possible away from each and every one of them , currently I’ve been training under Craig Willis for about three

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  8. YOKKAO 15 Double Interview: Totty vs McCormick

    YOKKAO 15 Double Interview: Totty vs McCormick

    Another brilliant match up announced this week for YOKKAO 15: Brian Totty vs Tommi McCormick. This is the first of the 2 fighters 1 interview style interview. We asked both fighters the same questions to get an idea as to what is in their head on the run up to October 10th: Dom: Who helps you both mentally and physically prepare for a fight? Brian: I've got a great team around me at the Griphouse that helps keep me prepared for my fights. Tommi: I currently do most of my training at the BodyFlo gym in Sheffield with my trainer Daniel Hudson, here I mainly concentrate on my Muay Thai training i.e. pads, sparing and technical work. I also train with Nathan Cockcroft and Ric Moylan in Manchester who look after my Strength and Conditioning, flexibility, monitoring and nutrition. Finally, I train with DMSF (Diane Modahl Sports Foundation) also in Manchester who help me with all my running and track programs. I am very lucky to be able

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  9. YOKKAO 15 Chris Shaw: "Bennoui is good..but It's My Time!

    YOKKAO 15 Chris Shaw: "Bennoui is good..but It's My Time!

    The Muay Thai Community were recently told of the upcoming fight between Karim Bennoui and Christopher Shaw. Christopher Shaw is a seasoned fighter, we caught up with him for a chat to get an idea of what he is thinking on the run up to October 10th. Dom: Who helps you both mentally and physically prepare for a fight? Chris: Listening to daily motivation videos motivate and keep my head right mentally. I train hard 6 days a week twice a day I know come fight time I'm ready. The fights the easy bit. I have the whole power of Scotland team helping me improve day in day out pushing me to the limits with Gary O’Brien studying my opponent and coming up with a game plan. Dom: What makes this fight different from other bouts you have had? Chris: There isn't much difference I prepare and go into the ring 100% and do my job [caption id="attachment_1811" align="alignright" width="400"]

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  10. YOKKAO 15 Soloman Wickstead: “I Can't Be Beat, I Feel on Top of The World”

    YOKKAO 15 Soloman Wickstead: “I Can't Be Beat, I Feel on Top of The World”

    Soloman Wickstead headed to fight Chris Shaw on Saturday the 10th of October for YOKKAO 15 at the Macron Stadium in Bolton. The night, set to host YOKKAO 14 and YOKKAO 15 (2 Events in One Night), has already been named by fans from around the world as the biggest Muay Thai Event of the Year. It is of no surprise that the event is nearly sold out six weeks ahead of fight night. Soloman entered the UK rankings with YOKKAO at the number one spot and it has been well earned. He has fought some of the biggest names in UK Muay Thai and Chris Shaw is no different. After the chat I had with Chris, Soloman reached out to me to say a little something about his thoughts on the upcoming fight with Shaw: Soloman said “Right now I can't be beat; I feel on top of the world. I will let no one take away my number one spot; This is staying with me until I retire... 10th October you will see why I am number one!” Wickstead vs Shaw has the potential to be the Fight of

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