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.
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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 without hesitation. He moved to Bangkok to become the first foreign fighter to live in with the YOKKAO Team at the YOKKAO Training Center in Bangkok, ready to fight under his new name Erhan YOKKAOSaenchaiGym. Since that time, he has adapted to his new life training, eating and sleeping like his teammates such as Singdam Kiatmoo9, Manachai, Yodchai, Wuttichai and the rest of the YOKKAO Bangkok crew.
After scoring a TKO win at YOKKAO Next Generation Sisaket and a win by points at YOKKAO 21 Hong Kong, Erhan made his Lumpinee Stadium debut few weeks ago, winning against a veteran of the ring to impress the promoters. Following these victories, Erhan will now fight for the coveted Lumpinee title 160lbs this Saturday August 19th against Nopakaw Siriluck Muay Thai.
From being a visiting fighter in Thailand to fighting for a championship title at the highest level in just one year, Erhan has already accomplished much more than is ever imaginable for most people. This will be the biggest, most important fight in his career to date and a defining moment in his life.
Tickets for the Lumpinee Stadium event are available at the Camp at a discounted price.
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