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After more than two months away from the boxing ring, Manachai returned to the spotlight as he headlined the card at Phuket’s Bangla Stadium on 3 April. He was matched against Starboy from Saengsingyut Gym in the main event of the evening.
The bout kicked off in a moderate pace with both fighters feeling out their opponents. The pace soon picked up in the second round as Starboy took to disarm Manachai’s offense, locking up the fight in the clinch. Starboy’s strategy was soon thwarted and dismantled. Manachai first countered with a series of takedowns, then unleashed a rapidfire of his signature low kick strikes that left Starboy crumbling onto the canvas. The fight ended at this point via referee stoppage and Manachai took home the win with 30 seconds left to the end of round 2.
The victory marks Manachai’s first win since his ankle injury but our young fighter is now back on trac
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 13, 2019||Tags: spencer brown|
The YOKKAO Fight Team strikes again with a double victory over the weekend.
First up on 8 March, Saenchai made his first fight appearance in UAE as the main event at Fight Night Dubai. The living legend took on Valerii Abramenko from Ukraine in a welterweight bout for 3 rounds under full Muay Thai rules.
Abramenko is an European Muay Thai champion and up-and-coming fighter known for his high knockout rate. The Ukrainian went the distance but fall short of a win, marred by the dominating performance from Saenchai. After three exciting rounds, all judges’ scored in favor of the Thai legend who put on a memorable display of his signature moves for the local fight fans.
Back in Thailand, Spencer made his promotional debut for All Star Fight on Saturday, 9 March in Bangkok. Organized in partnership with the Royal Thai Army, the special World Soldier edition of All S
Posted: March 08, 2019|||
It’s just one day away from one of the most anticipated events of the year. All Star Fight: World Soldier brings together a band of soldier-fighters in a special Muay Thai showcase organized in partnership with the Royal Thai Army.
Weigh-ins were conducted in the morning and all competitors successfully made weight. The press conference was later held in the evening at Central World, one of Bangkok’s most popular shopping destination.
Buakaw Banchamek, the event’s headlining star shared his views and thoughts on the coming fight against Russian fighter, Artem Pashporin. All competitors then took turns to the stage as they were introduced to the press and attending fans.
A total of 8 bouts have been scheduled for this special edition of the All Star FIght promotion with appearances by top names such as Superbon, Yodwicha, and Superbank. Spencer YOKKAOSaenchaiGym joins the star-studded lineup as he takes on Maksim Petke
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
World Boxing Council (WBC) recently updated its fighters ranking across all weight classes and over twenty UK fighters made it to the latest list.
UK is one of the most prolific regions outside of Thailand in producing the world’s top Muay Thai athletes. This phenomenon is represented by the number of UK fighters who have populated the WBC charts over the past decade.
"As the most prominent Muay Thai promotion in UK, it is no surprise we have hosted many of the region’s top fighters in our official events. On last count, 20 out of the WBC ranked UK fighters have featured on YOKKAO fight cards", said YOKKAO UK promoter, Brian Calder.
Some of the notable names who have competed on our official events include Joe Craven, Jack Kennedy, Chris Shaw, Craig Coakley and the recently crowned WBC European champion, Spencer Brown. Not forgetting YOKKAO world champion, Lia
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 22, 2019|||
After yet another sold-out attendance in Stuttgart, Germany, our seminar team is set to return on 6 April. Saenchai, joined by Manachai and Kru Petchdam, will head to Sabah in East Malaysia for a one day only seminar at the local Uppercross gym.
This will be the first time that YOKKAO Seminar will set foot on the island of Borneo, known for its beaches,rainforests and wildlife. In the coming 3-hour meet-and-train session, attendees will get to learn the classic, signature moves that have helped Saenchai capture 13 different world titles in his career. Participants will also have the chance to get a tick off the bucket list and spar with the living legend himself.
WBC Muay Thai world champion, Manachai will also be present with our top trainer, Kru Petchdam to give demonstration on pads. Participants are given the opportunity to test their skills and spar with our young star who
Posted: February 14, 2019|||
All Star Fight promotion unveiled the Army World Soldier event at a press conference on 13 Feb. Organized in partnership with the Royal Thai Army and headlined by global Muay Thai icon, Buakaw Banchamek, the event will be held on 9 March in Bangkok.
A total of 8 bouts have been confirmed, featuring a lineup of the biggest names in Muay Thai and kickboxing. Buakaw will be joined by his campmates, Superbon and the recently-recruited Yodwicha in the event. Muay Thai star, Superbank Mor Rattanbandit who is due to appear on YOKKAO 37 on 23 March will also make his appearance on the show.
Leading man, Buakaw is set to take on Russian fighter, Artem Pashporin in the main event. The pair last met in the ring in 2015 where Buakaw took home a win via decision. The Thai superstar will be looking to further his undefeated record on All Star Fight with 7 straight wins to date. Pashporin is no walkover with notable wins over formidable athletes like Victor