On 10th February 2018, YOKKAO Next Generation Kids returned to Barnsley Metrodome for another fun-filled day of junior Muay Thai action. The card was completely stacked with 55 pairs of bouts taking place at the show. Over a hundred young competitors arrived along with their coaches and families flocked to witness the return of YOKKAO Kids.
YOKKAO junior fighters Ellie Barker and Joe Ryan both defended their titles successfully against their respective challengers. The 2 fighters put in a world class performance as the headlining acts of the show.
Another big winner on the night was the joint-headliner featuring Anthony Deary from Fortitudo who took on the very experienced Khalis from Cedic Muller’s 2c Academy in what many people called the fight of the night. It was a very close fight on the scorecards with Anthony just coming out on top.
Besides competitors from the home nation, young fighters from Holland, Germany, Cyprus, Spain and Ireland descended to take part in the event. YOKKAO Next Generation Kids has transformed the sport of Muay Thai into a new era. The game is getting levelled across the globe and Muay Thai is shifting gears into becoming a truly globalized sport.