Since making his promotional debut on YOKKAO 23 in 2017, Craig Coakley has made a name for himself on the Muay Thai scene with a string of KO victories.
Fighting out of Dublin Combat Academy, Craig holds a record of 24 fights with 21 wins, 3 losses and 17 KOs. His high KO-rate has made him one of the most dangerous knockout specialists in the global Muay Thai scene today.
The Irish fighter headlines YOKKAO 42 on 27 July in Ireland as he takes on Muay thai legend, Singdam for the highly-coveted WBC Super-lightweight Diamond title. The winner from the YOKKAO 42 main event will join legends, Buakaw and Saenchai to be the third fighter in history to hold a WBC Muay Thai Diamond belt.
We speak to Craig on his fighting style, his epic war against Mo Abdurahman and his upcoming title fight on YOKKAO 42:
YOKKAO (Y): Hi Craig, can you talk a bit about y
Posted: July 12, 2019||Tags: yokkao ireland|
YOKKAO 41 - 42 will be heading to Dublin, Ireland on 27 July for a stacked card of Muay Thai action. The double event will be headlined by the WBC Diamond title bout between Singdam and Craig Coakley. Another highly-anticipated matchup is the 63.5kg clash between Spencer and Stefan Korodi.
Fighting out of Dublin Combat Academy and now training out of PK Saenchai Gym in Bangkok, Korodi is a fighter to watch for. The Irish fighter won all of his last 4 fights in Thailand by way of knockout. We expect an explosive fight between Korodi and Spencer on 27 July.
We speak to Stefan ahead of his coming fight on YOKKAO 41:
YOKKAO (Y): Hi Stefan, can you introduce yourself?
Stefan (S): Hi, my real name is Istvan Korodi. I picked up “Stefan” because when I moved to Ireland, nobody was able to pronounce my name. I'm 25 years old
Posted: July 11, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
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
Posted: July 10, 2019||Tags: yokkao ireland|
Organized in partnership with YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder and renowned Irish fight coach, Collie Mahon, YOKKAO 41-42 is set to be Ireland’s biggest Muay Thai event of the year. A total of ten professional bouts and ten undercard fights have been confirmed for the 27 July Saturday showdown that will take place at the Irish capital of Dublin.
Headlining the double event will be the high-profile match-up between Singdam and Ireland’s very own Craig Coakley. It’s double or nothing as the two fighters will be competing for the prestigious WBC Muay Thai Super-lightweight Diamond belt. The winner will join legends Saenchai and Buakaw to become the third fighter in history to hold the WBC Muay Thai Diamond belt.
Two other anticipated bouts to watch for include the 65kg clash of Liam Harrison vs Cristian Faustino and an explosive matchup between Spencer and Stefan Korodi. Besides the ma
Manachai is set to return to Lumpinee Stadium this Saturday on the weekly Muay Thai Lumpinee TKO promotion. He will headline the event in a much-anticipated rematch with Thailand-based Brazilian fighter, Julio Lobo.
The pair first met in October 2018 for the WBC welterweight world title on YOKKAO 34 in Hong Kong. It was a memorable 5-round war between the two with Manachai putting in a dominating performance that saw him walking away with the belt via unanimous decision.
Fighting out of Phuket Fight Club, Lobo has been building a name for himself competing at Lumpinee stadium over the past year. The 24-year-old will pit his skills against Manachai once again in the ring on 13 July in an attempt to even the score.
Manachai was originally scheduled to fight on July 7 at Muay Thai Super Champ, but the opponent pulled out too close to the event for a replacement to
YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok welcomes a new fighter this week.
At the young age of 18, Chalawan Sor Thanapet is already a regular on the elite stadium scene, having fought at the prestigious Lumpinee and Channel 7 stadiums. Chalawan is an all-rounded technical fighter but has been known to finish his fights with sharp precision and power. His current record stands at 154 fights with 121 wins (12 KOs) and 33 losses.
Born and raised in Isaan like many Thai fighters, Chalawan joins fellow Buriram fighters including Singdam and Manachai at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok. The young fighter will train under the supervision of Kru Petchdam along with monitoring by YOKKAO legends like Saenchai and Singdam.
Fans can soon see Chalawan in action under the new fight name, Chalawan YOKKAOSaenchaiGym. Look out
Chalawan and Manachai, together with YOKKAO’s gym manager Khun Yo, were invited to visit Kiatpetch offices on Tuesday 2 July. A series of fights have been scheduled for the two fighters which will take place over the next few months on Kiatpetch events.
Founded by Mr Phirapong Theeradeatpong, Kiatpetch promotions is one of the biggest Muay T
One of the most hardworking men in Muay Thai today, Liam Harrison is back with another YOKKAO Seminar this 6 July.
Outside of his legendary fights in the ring, Harrison is a passionate martial artist devoted to sharing his knowledge of the Thai boxing sport in seminars worldwide including New York, Florida, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Dubai..
Harrison will return to the UK where he will be conducting a YOKKAO Seminar in North Wales. This follows a well-received seminar in Riccione, Italy that was just held in June. Participants at the upcoming event will get to learn the heavy sweeps and devastating low kicks that have helped Harrison become one of the most recognizable fighters in the world today.
The seminar also comes just weeks ahead of Harrison’s fight appearance on YOKKAO 41 in Dublin, Ireland. The July 27th event will see the UK star taking on Italian fi
It's official - YOKKAO has signed a distribution agreement with Domita LLC. to distribute their products in the USA.
Based in Las Vegas Nevada, Domita LLC. will not just manage the product distribution for YOKKAO but will also be in charge of promotion, events, seminars and a new gym franchisee project to be launched in 2020. The upcoming YOKKAO Seminar USA Tour featuring the YOKKAO Team will be one of the first activities in the country from the partnership.
YOKKAO currently operates two international warehouses that are set up in Hong Kong and the Republic of San Marino on top of the main facility in Bangkok. These logistics points directly serve the markets of Asia, Greater China, and Europe/UK/Ireland.
With the launch of the new Las Vegas war
YOKKAO 37 - 38 was held three months ago at the University of Bolton stadium where UK fight fans were treated to a stacked card featuring the best of the region and visiting Thai stars, Superbank Sakchaichote and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor.
It was yet another exciting evening with many memorable fights as the competitors gave all they have got in the ring. The full-length videos of all eleven bouts on the main card have been posted over the past month and available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
Here’s a look at the top 5 videos of YOKKAO 37 - 38 based on the number of views:
#5 - YOKKAO 38: Joe Craven vs Chris Shaw
This was a bout for the number one spot on the UK rankings w