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The countdown has officially begun with YOKKAO 39 - 40 just three weeks away from showtime in Sydney, Australia on 25 May. Along with a who’s who of top athletes in Australia, the event will be headlined by multi-time champion, Singdam, and Thai phenom, Superbank.
WBC European champion, Spencer will also make his return to Sydney, taking on 2-time WBC Victorian champion, Albert Xavier. The Australian-based Timorese fighter holds a record of 22 wins in 33 fights. Nicknamed the Timorese Assassin, Xavier is the first Timorese Muay Thai world champion. We speak to him ahead of his fight against Spencer on YOKKAO 40:
YOKKAO (Y): Hi Albert, can you introduce yourself to Muay Thai fans outside Australia?
Albert Xavier (A): I’m 29 years old, coming from Noble Park south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I’m a 2x WBC Victorian Super Lightweight Champion, IKBF Commonwealth Welte
Located in northern Bangkok, Lumpinee Stadium is widely recognized as the most important arena of Muay Thai. It has hosted thousands upon thousands of fights since opening in 1956. Many of the world’s most renowned Muay Thai athletes made their name fighting in the Lumpinee ring including Samart, Dieselnoi, Singdam, and of course living legend, Saenchai.
Yodchai joined the YOKKAO Fight Team in 2016 and has proven himself to be one of the camp’s most promising fighters. In his most recent fight on 16 April at the prestigious stadium, Yodchai battled Jomhod Chor Ketweena in the Petchsupaphan promotion main event. The two Thai fighters entangled in a pulsating clash that resulted in a draw to approving spectators. For the exciting performance, the two athletes have been awarded April’s “Fight of the Month” by the stadium committee.
Yodchai has been diligently working his way up th
Posted: May 05, 2019||Tags: yokkao agency|
As part of our mission to drive the Muay Thai sport, YOKKAO Agency was launched this April to help build a team of world-class fighters for the new generation. Following the signing of Irish KO artist, Craig Coakley, two of UK’s up-and-coming young fighters have now signed on with our agency: they are Stuart Stabler and Ellie Barker.
Stuart has caught everyone’s attention since his promotional debut at YOKKAO 19 - 20 on the undercard. The 19-year-old transitioned to full Muay Thai rules against Wade Sword on YOKKAO 31 in what was considered by many to be the fight of the night. Fighting out of Scorpion Peel Thai Boxing Club in Salford, Stuart was last seen on YOKKAO 37 adding his 7th straight win to his pristine record since turning professional.
YOKKAO 39 - 40 is exactly 3 weeks away from fight night on Saturday, 25 May. The event is set to take place at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, and features top fighters from Thailand along with the best from the land down under.
After an acclaimed performance that bagged him the April "Fighter of the month" award at the prestigious Lumpinee Stadium, Yodchai had to pull out from YOKKAO 39 where he was originally matched against Melbourne-based fighter, Quan Trinh. Yodchai is confined under strict rules for the purpose of stadium ranking where he is lined up for a 28 May fight card at Lumpinee. A total of 13 bouts will now take place at YOKKAO 39 - 40 including two on the undercard.
The double event will be headlined by Muay Thai legend, Singdam and the young Thai phenom, Superbank Mor Rattanabandit as they take on Australian champions, Alexis Petroulias and Zac Einersen respectively. Other exciting matchups to look out for include
With the 2 main event bouts confirmed for YOKKAO 41 - 42, another fan-favorite fighter is set to join the cast of the 27 July show in Dublin. He is none other than YOKKAO Fight Team’s Spencer Brown!
Training out of YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok for the past 2 years, Spencer has become an established fighter on the international fight scene. He is known for his hard punches and a lion’s heart, always putting on a great show for the fans.
The Scottish fighter has fought in venues around the world including Thailand, UK, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Italy. Spencer holds two European championship belts including the WBC Muay Thai Super-Lightweight title that he captured in Italy earlier this January. He is now set to make his Irish debut on YOKKAO 42, against an opponent who will be announced on a later date.
YOKKAO 41 - 42 holds great significance as it marks not
YOKKAO 39 - 40 is shaping to be one of the most stellar cards in the Australian Muay Thai scene to date and it’s about to get even more impressive. Former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern champion, Superbank Mor Rattanabandit has just been confirmed to headline the coming show in Sydney!
Superbank has stepped up on less than a month's notice to replace Manachai who had to pull out due to the KO loss at Lumpinee stadium. After an exciting promotional debut at YOKKAO 37 in Bolton UK, Superbank will now make his second fight appearance for our promotion in Sydney. The Thai phenom is widely regarded as one of the ring technicians among his generation of fighters, particularly for his slick sweeps and flawless timing. He will take on up-and-coming Australian fighter, Zac Einersen for the YOKKAO 40 main event.
Fighting out of Perth’s Riddlers Gym, Einersen is a 2-time WMC state champion and
YOKKAO 39 - 40 will be heading to Sydney, Australia on 25 May for an evening of Muay Thai action. The event will also feature Singdam and Spencer from the YOKKAO Thailand Team.
In YOKKAO 39 main event, Muay Thai legend, Singdam will take on Australian fighter, Alexi Petroulias. Petroulias is the current WKN Intercontinental champion and has held WBC Australian titles in his career. Fighting out of 8 Blade Warriors in Melbourne, Australia, Petroulias received the “Pro Male Fighter of the year” and “Most Technical Fighter of the year” at the Australian Muay Thai awards in 2015.
We speak to Alexi ahead of his fight against Singdam:
YOKKAO (Y): Hi Alexi, can you introduce yourself to fans outside Australia who may not be familiar with you?
Alexi (A): Hi my Name is Alexi ‘The Great’ Petroulias, I was born in Melbourne Australia. I’m 33 years old. My fight record is 48F 31W 15L 2D
Posted: April 25, 2019|||
The launch of YOKKAO Agency was first announced on 18 April. Our fighter management agency has just officially signed with our first fighter who is none other than Ireland’s KO specialist, Craig Coakley.
Since his promotional debut at YOKKAO 23, Coakley has dished out three stunning victories by means of knockouts. The Irish Muay Thai phenom has built his reputation and a growing fanbase as one of the most exciting and formidable fighters on the UK and Ireland circuit.
Coakley’s first fight as a YOKKAO Agency athlete pits him against Thai legend, Singdam. The two will battle it out at YOKKAO 42 over one of Muay Thai’s most prestigious and coveted green belt: WBC Diamond Championship title. Coakley, a WBC ranked fighter, will now have the chance to prove himself as one of Muay Thai’s best Lightweights in the world.
YOKKAO Agency aims to provide more opportunities for Coa
Posted: April 23, 2019||Tags: yokkao uk|
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: April 22, 2019|||
YOKKAO 41 - 42 will be heading to Dublin, Ireland on 27 July for the inaugural YOKKAO Ireland event. The first main event bout of the night is confirmed and will pit the best of two nations against each other as UK legend, Liam Harrison takes on Italian star, Cristian Faustino.
Always a spectacle to watch, Harrison will bring some hard-hitting action to the stage in Dublin. The multi-time world champion is finally making his Irish debut and he is looking to make it count. Harrison is making a return to the YOKKAO ring from a knee training injury that saw him out of action briefly. He is back on track in his training routine and picking up the intensity. We expect him to be in top form on 27 July and unleash his signature back-breaking sweeps and chopping low kicks.
After two headlining appearances on our promotions, Faustino is set to be back for his third as he faces Harrison at