YOKKAO comes full circle by going back to the country where the first official event began. It has just been confirmed that YOKKAO will stage its flagship official event in the metropolitan city of Turin (Torino), Italy in January 2019! To promote the popular Muay Thai event series in the beautiful country, YOKKAO has signed a partnership with Thai Boxe Mania promoter, Carlo Barbuto. Founded in 2011, Thai Boxe Mania has hosted the top Muay Thai, K-1 and MMA events in Italy, many of which were broadcasted in many countries on stations such as Fight Channel, Fight Network TV (North America, and Canada), Eurosport and Al Jazeera International.
The partnership looks set to bring YOKKAO events to a much wider audience than ever before. In 2012, YOKKAO staged its first-ever show in the Forum Assago of Milan. Titled YOKKAO Extreme, the brand made its mark in Muay Thai history with the sold out event that saw 12,000 attendees. YOKKAO Extreme is still considered by many fans to be the biggest Muay Thai and K-1 rules event of all time. The star-studded fight card featured many of the world's top fighters including Saenchai, Buakaw Banchamek, Dzhabar Askerov, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Fabio Pinca, Giorgio Petrosyan and many more. Over the last few years, YOKKAO has played a prominent role in promoting the sport of Muay Thai in UK, Hong Kong and Australia. With Italy now on board, the scale of the events is certain to get even bigger.
There will be a strong collaboration between England and Italy given the geographical proximity, where fans can expect to see top fighters from both countries on the same stage. Moving forward, the cooperation will also extend towards partners in Hong Kong and Australia for events of massive and truly global scale. In the days to come, YOKKAO looks forward to taking the sport of Muay Thai to greater heights. More updates on the YOKKAO Italy event will be released in the coming weeks. Stay connected with us over social media for all the latest news.
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