Monthly Archives: August 2017

  1. Buakaw, Pakorn and Manachai ready For All-Star Fight!

    Buakaw, Pakorn and Manachai ready For All-Star Fight!

    Bangkok is heating up with the debut of a new fight promotion, All-Star Fight: Elite Fighter. The Muay Thai capital is all set to hold the monthly event which is organised by the Buakaw Banchamek Gym along with Kunlun Fight from China. With superstar Buakaw as the promoter, the event looks set to take the Muay Thai scene by storm. [caption id="attachment_3611" align="alignright" width="1024"]Buakaw Banchamek weight-in Buakaw Banchamek weight-in [/caption] Fighters from the Banchamek Gym will fill most of the fights for the first event premiering this Sunday 20t August and Buakaw has been hard at work in preparing them for this project. The star himself will of course make a ring appearance and he is set to take on 27 year-old challenger, Azize Hlali. The French-Moroccan fighter’s last 2 notable appearances saw him

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  2. Erhan YOKKAOSaenchaigym fighting for the Lumpinee title 160lbs!

    Erhan YOKKAOSaenchaigym fighting for the Lumpinee title 160lbs!

    It is amazing what can happen in just 1 year. The story of 26 year-old Erhan YOKKAOSaenchaiGym is what many fighters call “living the dream”, but it is made of strong decisions and forged by many sacrifices and relentless efforts. [caption id="attachment_3602" align="alignright" width="350"]Muay Thai Fighter Erhan YOKKAO Saenchai Gym Muay Thai Fighter Erhan YOKKAO Saenchai Gym[/caption] Erhan Gungor, born in Germany to Turkish parents, the fighter moved to Australia at the age of 22yrs old fighting for Absolute MMA gym in Melbourne. Erhan collected 27 fights with 18 wins. He arrived 1 year ago at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok with the intention to train just for a couple of days. To his surprise and delight, the camp offered him the opportunity to fight in the name of the camp which he accepted

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  3. All Star Fight Weigh-in tomorrow at Pathumwan Princess Hotel!

    All Star Fight Weigh-in tomorrow at Pathumwan Princess Hotel!

    Just two more days to the launch of All Star Fight: Elite Fighter 1! The weigh in and press conference for All Star Fight will be held this Saturday at Pathumwan Princess Hotel, where fans can meet stars like Buakaw, Pakorn and Manachai. The weigh-in begins at 10am while the press conference is scheduled at 11:30am. For those who haven’t heard, All Star Fight: Elite Fighter is the latest fight promotion to hit the city of Bangkok. The monthly event is organised by Buakaw’s Banchamek Gym along with Kunlun Fight promotions, featuring fighters from Thailand and around the world. The full card for the first event is as follows:   Buakaw Banchamek vs. Azize Hlali Pakorn PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym vs. Julio Lobo Petchaiyo Banchamek vs. Daniel Brasileiro Sammy Banchamek vs. Keivan Soleiman Phanrit Banchamek vs. Asa Ten Pow Manachai YOKKAOSaenchaiGym vs. Vahid Shahbazi Singkham Banchamek vs. Changyai Khongsitta Yodkaikaew Fairtex vs. Mathias Gallo Cassarino Don’t

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  4. Muay Thai fans coming all around the world for a Private Training with Saenchai!

    Muay Thai fans coming all around the world for a Private Training with Saenchai!

    At YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok, not only do visitors get to train alongside members of the YOKKAO Fight team, private training sessions with the fighters are also available. Besides training with Muay Thai champions like Singdam Kiatmoo9, Pakorn, and Manachai, visitors can also get 1-to-1 training by one of the greatest legends of all time, Saenchai! [caption id="attachment_3589" align="alignright" width="350"]Muay Thai private training with Saenchai Muay Thai private training with Saenchai[/caption] For any Muay Thai fan, there is no better training experience than the chance to learn from the living legend. Saenchai’s fighting style is a class of its own. His footwork, agility, and the fanciest of moves is unsurpassed in the history of Muay

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  5. Manachai set to fight Vahid Shahbazi for new promotion All Star Fight!

    Manachai set to fight Vahid Shahbazi for new promotion All Star Fight!

    [caption id="attachment_3574" align="alignright" width="267"]Manachai YOKKAOSAENCHAIGYM Manachai YOKKAOSAENCHAIGYM[/caption] A new promotion is born in Bangkok and its name is All Star Fight: Elite Fighter. The promotion has begun with a bang calling out to some of the best fighters of the moment in Muay Thai. The first event has been scheduled to be held this August 20th 2017 at Workpoint in Bangkok. All Star Fight is organized by Buakaw Banchamek in cooperation with Chinese fight promotions giant, Kunlun Fight. Buakaw is taking on multiple role this time as both a promoter of the show as well as competing fighter. The star’s involvement in the show has attracted a list of big-name sponsors including Thai Tourism Office and Singha Beer among others. 16 world class fighters are set to take the stage for

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  6. DNCE Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle meet YOKKAO Team in Bangkok!

    DNCE Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle meet YOKKAO Team in Bangkok!

    [caption id="attachment_3569" align="alignright" width="380"]Cole Whittle and Manachai Cole Whittle and Manachai[/caption] The YOKKAO Training Center continues the climb up the list of top things to do in Bangkok with even celebrities dropping in on a random basis. There is never a dull moment at the camp, and things get wilder when popular dance-rock band DNCE drops in to rock da house! DNCE is led by Joe Jonas, formerly of the successful pop-rock band, Jonas Brothers. The quirky group also consists of members Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee and Cole Whittle. The quartet was in town for their world tour concert on Thursday 10th August where they played to a ecstatic Thai crowd. Audience rocked out to many of the group’s hits including their most well-known 2015 hit single, “Cake by The

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  7. The Battle of The Englishmen: Chris Whittle vs Jack Kennedy

    The Battle of The Englishmen: Chris Whittle vs Jack Kennedy

    Chris Whittle and Jack Kennedy will come together for a clash in a battle of Englishmen at the upcoming YOKKAO 28. YOKKAO fans in Europe will be familiar with the two fighters, especially Kennedy, who is making his 5th YOKKAO event appearance. Fighting out of the Imperial Thaiboxing Academy in Southport, Kennedy is a Golden Belt English Champion, as well as a ISKA British title holder. With an impressive run of victories winning 24 out of 25 fights, he is building a solid reputation as one of the most talented Muay Thai fighters in UK today. Kennedy’s opponent is the formidable Chris Whittle, who fights out of Frank’s Gym in Manchester. At 20 years of age, the young Whittle already has 3 titles to his name including a WBC National Champion, WRSA British Champion, and a recent ISKA European Champion. A rising star in the UK fight scene, he has 25 fights with 21 wins to his name, so this will be a very closely-matched fight. Whittle will move up in weight after fighting

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