Following his 2017 Fighter of the Year award and an impressive performance on the YOKKAO Next Generation Kids show in February, Anthony Deary joins Joe Ryan and Ellie Barker to become the newest member of the YOKKAO Kids Fight Team. Anthony trains and fights out of Liverpool’s Fortitudo Muay Thai, under coach Allen Kaufman as well as his father, Ian Deary. He started training in Muay Thai since he was 5 years old and won his first Area title at the age of 8. The 13 year-old now holds multiple titles including 3 European titles, a British title, an Intercontinental title and a junior World title.
To date, Anthony has fought really strong opponents from countries all over the continent including France, Portugal, Lithuania, Scotland and Ireland. He would often give up weight of up to 3 or 4 kilograms and has never turned down a fight even at only a few days’ notice. Anthony embodies true Nak Muay spirit of the Thai fighters, which is amazing for someone his age. 2017 had been an exceptional year for the Liverpool lad with an astonishing undefeated campaign winning all of his 12 fights. For the phenomenal results, Anthony received the Vinny Shoreman 2017 Fighter of the Year award. He will be looking extend his fantastic record this year which has gotten an amazing start. On his recent outing in February, Anthony captured the European title on YOKKAO Next Generation Kids held at the Barnsley Metrodome.
The young Muay Thai champion faced a very tough and highly-rated opponent but proved himself to be the better fighter. The athleticism of the 13 year-old is evident from the fact that on top of his Muay Thai achievements, Anthony is pursuing a football career as a young star of Preston North End Academy Football Club. The multi-talented lad’s potential knows no bounds. Look out for Anthony’s appearance at the YOKKAO Next Generation Kids that is set to return to Barnsley Metrodome on 26th May. It promises to be another fun-filled event with non-stop junior Muay Thai action. Stay tuned for more of the latest news