On Sunday, 30th September, YOKKAO Next Generation headed to the southern island of Phuket. The event was held at the famous local arena, Bangla Boxing Stadium. YOKKAO Next Generation Phuket gave young, promising fighters a stage to showcase their skills with opportunity to be talent-spotted for international events and wider global exposure.
Thonsai from the YOKKAO Kids Fight Team was one of the fighters featured on the fight card. The young talent trains at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok, and has clocked over 20 wins in around 30 fights to date. Thonsai delivered a solid performance, finishing the fight in round 4 with a TKO win via referee stoppage.
The main event featured Manachai who took on Phetnarin, a Max Muay Thai champion. After dominating in the first 3 rounds, the YOKKAO fighter turned up the heat in round 4 by unleashing a barrage of his signature low kicks. The relentless strikes left Phetnarin crumbling onto the canvas just barely 10 seconds into the round. There was no getting up for Phetnarin from the swollen leg leg and a KO win was declared for Manachai.
This marks Manachai's third in a winning streak that began in April and his 13th victory in his last 14 outings. He returns to the ring later this month for one of the biggest fights in his career. The young talent will headline YOKKAO 34 in Hong Kong as he battles Julio Lobo (Brazil) for the vacant WBC Muay Thai Welterweight title. For tickets and more information on the event, visit www.asia.yokkao.com/events/yokkao-33-34/.