Luke Whelan Mocks Vinny Church Being “Ranked UK Number One” Lightweight in Kickboxing

Kickboxing Grand Prix European champion, Luke Whelan mocks Vinny Church being “ranked UK number one” lightweight in kickboxing, prior-to their upcoming clash at MTGP 17 headlined by, Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters, on the Kickboxing Grand Prix (KGP 11) undercard.

Luke Whelan vs Vinny Church has been in the making since the beginning of 2017 when Luke Whelan called-out Vinny Church. After 18 months, the fight was almost cancelled (due to the influence of external parties courtesy of kickboxing politics) due to the fallout from Whelan not being successfully matched-up (twice) on the GLORY 54 Birmingham event 5 weeks earlier where Church was also fighting.

Interesting Fact: Luke Whelan (coached by Kieran Keddle) fighting out of Double K Gym against, Vinny Church (coached by Tony Newman at Te-At-Su), will be the only title fight on the overall Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 event.

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Why Liam Harrison Beats Charlie Peters – Daniel McGowan – MTGP 17

Another UK Muay Thai prodigy in two-time world Muay Thai champion, Daniel McGowan, breaks-down why Liam Harrison beats Charlie Peters in the headline bout of, MTGP 17: Battle of Britain.

There’s been no love-lost between the two British Muay Thai rivals in a much anticipated clash. Does Liam Harrison retain his UK number one status (67kg) which, he’s safe-guarded for over a decade, or will the the UK’s number two in Charlie Peters, cause a massive upset at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17?

All this and more previewed and analysed by Daniel McGowan, who’s seen first-hand (in the gym) what both Harrison and Peters have in their Muay Thai arsenals.

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Liam Harrison’s “Game Plan” Against Charlie Peters? Damien Trainor Previews: Harrison vs. Peters

Two-time world Muay Thai champion, Damien Trainor, breaks-down Liam Harrison’s most probable “game plan” against, Charlie Peters, leading up-to their headline bout at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 (MTGP 17) in this preview. Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters will see Harrison being challenged for his UK number one status which, he’s retained for over a decade in the British Muay Thai welterweight (67kg) division.

Billed as MTGP 17: Battle of Britain, Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters is simply the biggest fight ever in UK Muay Thai history between two of the best fighters of their respective generations in British Muay Thai. Damien Trainor provides an insightful perspective between the two Muay Thai champions and their strengths against one another.

Over the last couple of years, the intense rivalry between Peters and Harrison has been building up between both fighters with Harrison having promised to knock-out Peters after their initial date was cancelled in 2017 after “The Hitman” sustained an injury and was lambasted by Peters.

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Why Charlie Peters beats Liam Harrison – Evan Jays – MTGP 17

UK Muay Thai prodigy, Evan Jays, explains why Double K team mate, Charlie Peters beats Liam Harrison when they UK’s top two Muay Thai welterweights (67kg), finally fight one another, in the main event of, Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 (MTGP 17).

Undoubtedly the biggest fight in UK Muay Thai history (and Europe), Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters was initially scheduled for 2017 but an injury to Liam Harrison forced him to withdraw, causing an infamous reaction from Charlie Peters (questioning Harrison’s integrity) and mass uproar amongst the UK Muay Thai community; and further ignited the beef (and rivalry) between both fighters.

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Charlie Peters “has to be on his absolute best” to beat Liam Harrison – Dean James – MTGP 17

Three weight world Muay Thai champion, Dean James believes that Charlie Peters “has to be on his absolute best to beat” Liam Harrison when they clash at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 (MTGP 17) on July 7, 2018.

Liam Harrison is the UK number one at 67kg (Muay Thai welterweight) for over a decade and defends his status against the UK number two, Charlie Peters, in the headline bout of MTGP 17. Three weight world Muay Thai champion, Dean James, previews the much anticipated ‘Battle of Britain’ between the two rivals with K1ANOOP.

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Kieran Keddle: Liam Harrison ‘wants to defend his legacy. He’s the one under pressure!’ – Muay Thai Grand Prix 17

Kieran Keddle believes Liam Harrison ‘wants to defend his legacy’ and that ‘he’s the one under pressure’, leading up-to, Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters which, headlines Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 on July 7, 2018 in the unofficial ‘Battle of Britain’ Muay Thai clash between the two rivals.

Double K Gym head coach and MTGP co-owner/promoter, Kieran Keddle, has been integral to the development of Charlie Peters’s Muay Thai career, having coached him for most of his fighting career. Keddle explains why he’s confident of Liam Harrison not winning by knockout against Peters at MTGP 17 as many fans, fighters and pundits are predicting in UK Muay Thai; and gives an insightful perspective as to why he’s confident of Charlie Peters being able to defeat, the UK number one, Liam Harrison.

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How Daniel McGowan Almost Stopped Fighting Muay Thai

22 year old, two-time, Muay Thai world champion, Daniel McGowan, opens-up on how recently came close to not fighting anymore and the mental and emotional hurdles he’s had to overcome to persevere with his professional fighting career whilst finding the right balance overall in life; with some wise words of advice for other young fighters & much more.

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Daniel McGowan Wants “To Be The First UK Fighter To Win a Stadium Title” in Thailand

Daniel McGowan is a 22 year old, two-time Muay Thai world champion and British number one junior featherweight who, wants “to be the first UK fighter to win a stadium title” in Thailand – the home of Muay Thai – where the most prestigious Thai-boxing stadiums are: Lumpini, Rajadamnern, Channel 7 and Omnoi stadiums.

Widely considered as one of the best young British Muay Thai fighters of his generation and to-date, Daniel McGowan was interviewed by, Anoop Hothi for K1ANOOP. McGowan is planning to fly-out again to Thailand and actively fight over there for the next two years in a serious attempt to pursue his ambition of becoming the first British Muay Thai stadium champion in Thailand.

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Mike Passenier: “K-1 F****d It Up! GLORY Are Still In The Game Luckily” & Semmy Schilt’s Legacy

Mike Passenier gives his brutally honest opinion on: how “K-1 f*****d it up”, resulting in almost the end of Kickboxing as a professional sport; How GLORY Kickboxing “are still in the game luckily”, despite the mistakes made the promotion; Semmy Schilt’s legacy; And, how Kickboxing, just like any other sports, really “needs heroes” to help grow the sport stronger.

As well as highlighting Semmy Schilt’s legacy in martial arts and combat sports and why Schilt was undoubtedly one of the greatest martial artists and K-1 Kickboxing world champions of all time and much more. The full interview (link below) was recorded when Mike Passenier first met Anoop Hothi in the early days of the K1ANOOP YouTube channel; leading to rumours growing much stronger about Badr Hari’s comeback against Rico Verhoeven at GLORY: Collision.

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“People Are There To See Blood. They Want KOs” Not Traditional Muay Thai & Wai Kru – Daniel McGowan

“People are There To See blood. They Want KOs” not traditional Muay Thai and the Wai Kru which, is a very convincing argument by, two-time Muay Thai world champion, Daniel McGowan. As McGowan and K1ANOOP assess the real problems holding back both UK Muay Thai and Kickboxing from breaking into the mainstream and being broadcasted on national TV in Britain.

Dan McGowan provides some very insightful comparisons between Thailand and the UK in how Muay Thai works behind-the-scenes including, the gambling culture in Thailand and how that actually has a bad influence on fights and much more in what needs to change for the sport to become much more popular in the UK.

Widely considered as one of the best young British Muay Thai fighters of his generation, 22 year old, Daniel McGowan was interviewed by, Anoop Hothi; as McGowan plans to fly-out again to Thailand and actively fight over there for the next two years, in a serious attempt to pursue his ambition of becoming the first British Muay Thai stadium champion in Thailand.

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