Posted: April 23, 2019|||
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
Posted: March 26, 2019|||
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.
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,
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
Posted: March 06, 2019|||
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
Posted: February 25, 2019|||
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
Posted: February 13, 2019|||
After his recent win on YOKKAO 36 in Italy, YOKKAO world champion, Liam Harrison’s highly-anticipated title defense against Thai elite fighter, Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor will now be put on hold. The UK legend sustained an injury during the fight against Ivan Naccari that left him with a meniscus tear in the knee that aggravated during training. The injury is predicted to keep Harrison out of action for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
Fans will be pleased to know that Rambo’s return to the Bolton stadium shall proceed as planned. The highly-ranked fighter showed up at the Macron Stadium last October and he left with a stunning win against Nathan Bendon via decision. Rambo brings to the ring a classic technical style favored by the best of the Thai elite fighters, and after his sensational promotional debut on YOKKAO 32, he will take to the stage to prove himself in front of a UK crowd once more.
Taking Harrison’s place to face Rambo for the YOKKAO 38 ma
Posted: January 30, 2019|||
Two more months to fight night in Bolton and the card is stacking up for YOKKAO 37 - 38. The first female bout has now been confirmed - rising star, Niamh Kinehan will take on British powerhouse, Lucy Payne in a fight for the spot of the number one female fighter in UK.
Lucy Payne has been a dominant force in the UK female Muay Thai scene for almost a decade. She has held numerous titles over her career, including the ISKA English champion and WBC Featherweight Champion. Nicknamed the “Princess of Pain”, she is widely recognized as one of UK’s finest female Muay Thai athlete till this day. The Corefit UK fighter will now prove her place against the young Niamh Kinehan.
We promised that she will be back on the YOKKAO stage, so here she is once again. Kinehan is an up-and-coming star in the world of female Muay Thai. She has been
Posted: January 30, 2019|||
Originally set up to face each other at YOKKAO 32 main event, the sizzling match-up between Liam Harrison and Rambo Phet Por Tor Aor was called off due to the former’s training injury. We are excited to announce that the highly-anticipated fight is back on track and will take place at YOKKAO 38 this 23 March in Bolton.
Rambo made a stunning promotional debut and win against Nathan Bendon on YOKKAO 32. The elite Thai fighter has also beaten the likes of Rajadamnern number one, Rafi Bohic and multi-time Lumpinee champion, Muangthai PKSaenchaiGym. He will return to the Macron stadium and attempt to mark his place on the international scene against arguably the UK’s best.
Fresh off his return to the YOKKAO stage and spectacular victory in Turin, Italy, Harrison is set to return to the Macron stadium once again. The UK Muay Thai star is not one to shy away from the toughest challenges through his career as he will now take on the formidable Rambo and prove why he is the top
Posted: December 18, 2018||
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
Posted: December 06, 2018||
With 3 months away from YOKKAO 37 - 38, the first fight has just been confirmed for the double event. This is a match-up that is guaranteed to delight fans of the sport, featuring Muay Thai star Superbank as he takes on English homegrown talent, Paul Karpowicz.
Fighting out of Bangkok’s Teeded-99 gym, Superbank is widely regarded as one of the finest fighters of this generation. The southpaw technician is known for his slick style, great movement and wild sweeps. As a true testament of his place in the sport, Superbank has received various accolades including the prestigious Fighter of the Year award from Sports Authority of Thailand in 2014. He is also a Lumpinee and multiple-time Rajadamnern champion. The 23 year-old continues to compete against the best on the elite stadium circuit, headlining shows at the top stadiums. For his YOKKAO debut, he will face one of UK’s famed technicians, Paul Karpowicz.
Nicknamed “The Magician”, Karpowicz is well-known for his creativ