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  1. Superbank set to face Paul Karpowicz at YOKKAO 37!

    Superbank set to face Paul Karpowicz at YOKKAO 37!

    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

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  2. YOKKAO 36: Manachai Takes On Luca Falco for WMC Title

    YOKKAO 36: Manachai Takes On Luca Falco for WMC Title

    A spot on the YOKKAO 35 - 36 fight card has long been reserved for Manachai. His opponent for the 26 January event in Turin Italy is finally confirmed with the stakes doubled - the YOKKAO star will take on Italian fighter Luca Falco for the WMC Intercontinental title.

    This is set to be Manachai’s second title bout following his October win in Hong Kong for the WBC Muay Thai world welterweight belt. The 22 year-old is also coming off a 4-win streak with 14 victories in his last 15 outings and it doesn’t look like he will be slowing down. Manachai will now look to add another piece of gold as he builds his legacy.

    In the contest for the WMC Intercontinental belt is Luca Falco who fights out of Herculaneum Training Center in Naples Italy. Like Manachai, the 29 year-old Falco is an adept of the low kick with strong left middle kick to match. He was recently crowned the WTKA Italian champion and will be going into the ring with his eyes on the WMC belt. It’s an all-o

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  3. Cristian Faustino Defeats Karim Bennoui in Bologna!

    Cristian Faustino Defeats Karim Bennoui in Bologna!

    YOKKAO Next Generation debuted in Bologna Italy on 1 December showcasing a card of prominent Muay Thai athletes in the country. Held at the Zola Predosa Sports Hall in Bologna, the show was headlined by an exhilarating match-up between Karim Bennoui and Cristian Faustino.

    Both fighters left nothing to chance, with the action escalating rapidly right from the start. Bennoui delivered what he was best known for: strong punches and even harder low kicks. Faustino retaliated by playing the strategic game with well-timed counter-offense and wicked elbows. After 5 rounds of intense crossfire, Faustino was awarded the win via decision.

    After his victory on the Next Generation event, it’s a bigger step-up for Faustino as he will take on  the legend Saenchai for the YOKKAO 36 main event on 26 January.

    It’s one wave after another of Muay Thai action over these 2 months in Italy. The successful YOKKAO Next Generation Bologna will be followed up with another show on 16 D

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  4. YOKKAO Kids & Next Generation Italy Double-Bill Showcase

    YOKKAO Kids & Next Generation Italy Double-Bill Showcase

    YOKKAO Next Generation and YOKKAO Kids were introduced in 2015 and 2017 respectively, to give young fighters a platform to showcase their skills. The 2 programs aim to provide wider exposure and offers athletes a potential career in professional Muay Thai.

    With the talent-search initiative moving progressively towards global expansion, YOKKAO promotion team has identified Turin Italy as the next in line to host the events. YOKKAO Next Generation was recently held on 1 December at the Zola Predosa Sports Hall in Bologna. The show was headlined by the cracking match-up between French-Algerian fighter, Karim Bennoui and Italian representative, Cristian Faustino.

    As was previously announced, a full-scale YOKKAO Kids Next Generation will be staged on 27 January 2019 in Turin. The event will take place a day after YOKKAO 35 - 36 at the 5000-seat PalaRuffini arena. The scale of the show sets the mark for what could be the biggest promotion for junior fighters anywhere in the

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  5. Star-Studded Lineup Confirmed for YOKKAO 35 - 36

    Star-Studded Lineup Confirmed for YOKKAO 35 - 36

    YOKKAO 35 - 36 is set to take place on 26 January 2019 in Turin Italy. Featuring two back-to-back shows on one night, the much-anticipated Muay Thai gala features a lineup like never before.

    Renowned athletes from the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok along with competitors from Italy and around the world are confirmed for the stacked card. Making fight appearances on the show are Saenchai, Singdam, Manachai, Yodchai, Spencer Brown, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee and Liam Harrison.

    Here’s a rundown of these 7 Muay Thai stars:

    Saenchai is a Muay Thai living legend widely known the world over. He is also considered by many to be the greatest Thai boxer of all time. A master technician in the ring, Saenchai possesses an animated yet effective fighting style that has thrilled and entertained fans worldwide. Since November 2014, the legend has remained undefeated with an impressive 41-win streak.

    In the night’s other headlining match-up is Singdam, another Thai box

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  6. YOKKAO 35: Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee vs Luca Tagliarino

    YOKKAO 35: Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee vs Luca Tagliarino

    It’s been nearly 5 years since his last YOKKAO appearance. Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee is now all set to return to the promotion this coming January in Turin Italy for YOKKAO 35 where he takes on Italian fighter Luca Tagliarino in a 74kg matchup.

    With a record of 287 wins in 343 fights, Sudsakorn is one of the most prolific fighters of this generation. The multi-time champion is a household name among Muay Thai fans, having fought on promotions almost everywhere in the world. Coincidentally, he lived and trained in Turin for a few years during which he made a name for himself in Europe early in his career. An exciting and entertaining fighter in the ring, Sudsakorn’s most recent appearance was on All-Star Fight where he went home victorious with a round-1 win by KO. The Thai star will face Luca Tagliarino who fights out of Team De Gym in Milan Italy.

    Like his opponent, Tagliarino is a Kard Chuek exponent where he holds the WTKA European championship title. The 34 year-old Ita

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  7. YOKKAO 35: Yodchai vs Jonathan Astarita

    YOKKAO 35: Yodchai vs Jonathan Astarita

    The dates are counting down and it’s 2 months away from YOKKAO 35 - 36. Matchmaking is reaching the last stages as the fight cards get finalized. One more exciting bout is now confirmed for YOKKAO 35, featuring Yodchai taking on Jonathan Astarita from Italy.

    Set to make his Italian debut, Yodchai is a fighter to watch for in the coming event. Under the mentorship of the YOKKAO trainers as well as team mates like Saenchai and Singdam, the 23 year-old is emerging as one of the camp’s most exciting young fighters. Yodchai has been known to turn up the action in the ring, finishing fights with deadly elbows and a sharp technical precision. He will look to make a strong first impression at Turin when he faces Jonathan Astarita.

    Training out of Vayupak Gym in Aosta Valley, Astarita is a Muay Thai and K1 Italy champion. The 29 year-old is a technical fighter known for his skillful sweeps and distinctive hairstyle. Astarita is also a crowd favorite who will have the home gro

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  8. Liam Harrison Confirmed for YOKKAO 35 in Italy

    Liam Harrison Confirmed for YOKKAO 35 in Italy

    Another Muay Thai superstar is now set to join the A-list of fighters that have already been confirmed for YOKKAO 35 in Turin Italy. He is none other than YOKKAO world champion and UK number one, Liam Harrison.

    A household name in the world of Muay Thai,  the Hitman hardly needs any introduction for fans of the sport. Known for his hard-hitting fight style in the ring, Harrison is widely recognized as one of best fighters ever to come out of UK. The multiple-time world champion recently received the WBC MuayThai global ambassador award, becoming the second ever recipient of the title in history. Fans worldwide have been looking enthusiastically to Harrison’s return to the ring since the fight star’s last appearance in December 2017. The Englishman is now on track to make an explosive comeback in Italy.

    YOKKAO 35 - 36 is gearing up to be a truly star-studded show. Taking place on 26 January 2019, the double event features the top Muay Thai stars including Saenchai, Sing

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  9. YOKKAO 36: Spencer Brown vs Luca Roma

    YOKKAO 36: Spencer Brown vs Luca Roma

    As the date draws nearer with about 2 months to fight night, another matchup has just been confirmed for YOKKAO 36. Come 26 January, Spencer Brown will go head to head with Italian Muay Thai champion Luca Roma in a 63.5kg bout. Fresh off his recent win in Hong Kong on YOKKAO 34, Spencer has resumed training ahead of his Italian debut. The 21 year-old has built a reputation for always bringing a war in the ring, never backing down from a head-on confrontation. With his dynamite forward-moving approach coupled with an increasingly well-rounded fighting style, Spencer is ready to make a splash on YOKKAO 36. Taking on the YOKKAO fighter is Luca Roma who fights on home ground for the coming face-off. Fighting out of De Gym Muay Thai in Milan Italy, Roma holds a record of 49 fights with 37 wins. The 24 year-old Italian is not one to shy away from confrontation much like his opponent. Roma is a WMO world champion and has most recently fought against living legend Saenchai in Rome. With his

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  10. YOKKAO Black Friday Sales Begin Today

    YOKKAO Black Friday Sales Begin Today

    In many parts of the world, Black Friday marks the beginning of the year-end festive shopping season. The annual occasion marks the time when merchants offer great deals and discounts and is traditionally held a day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Black Friday has also become an annual event at YOKKAO since 2016 and the tradition continues this year. Beginning today, YOKKAO products will receive 30% discount storewide! The Black Friday sales have arrived at a perfect time as new collections have just been added to the YOKKAO catalogue over the last 2 months. Customers can expect a price markdown during this period on the latest releases like Skullz, Apex, Hustle and new additions to the Matrix and Double Impact series. YOKKAO Black Friday sales will be held over the next few days. It’s a great time to revamp training gear and equipment, as well as load up on both the latest and classic apparel. To enjoy the discount, simply use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY during

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