Charlie Peters on defeating Liam Harrison: “I felt like I always edged it.” – MTGP 17

Charlie Peters reaction on defeating Liam Harrison at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 and taking the 67kg UK number one position from Harrison who, has dominated British Thai-boxing for more than 13 years.

Speaking shortly after beating Liam Harrison, Charlie Peters said, “I felt like I always edged it” and opened up in-depth about the fight itself, the intense rivalry over the last two years and much more including, what his Muay Thai and or MMA future has in store next for him.

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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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Why Fight Predictions are a Problem for K1ANOOP

K1ANOOP and sports journalist, Andreas Georgiou (DreySports) discussed why fight predictions are a problem especially for small YouTubers like themselves who, are independent sports pundits and interviewers, in the world of kickboxing, British MMA and UK Muay Thai.

Do you agree with K1ANOOP’s explanation about the major problem he faces giving fight predictions especially in the UK compared to say Dutch Kickboxing or…?

This clip is taken from a recent episode of, The K1ANOOP Show which, is a podcast about all things happening in Kickboxing and MMA; and provides an interesting perspective on niche combat sports from a UK perspective and much more.

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Kieran Keddle on Yokkao Southampton and Sean Toomey’s Influence on UK Muay Thai

Kieran Keddle highlights Sean Toomey’s influence on the development of UK Muay Thai and gives his opinion on the upcoming Yokkao Southampton event on April 29, 2018 headlined by, Glory kickboxer, Mo Abdurahman vs. Manachai.

Keddle who is a co-owner of Muay Thai Grand Prix and head coach of Double K Gym, use to be coached by Sean Toomey who, is the UK promoter of, the Yokkao UK Next Generation event in Southampton.

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Why K1ANOOP Stopped Podcasting

A rant explaining why K1ANOOP stopped podcasting and the future beyond simply being a kickboxing podcast (The K1Anoop Show), with stronger moves via YouTube and Facebook moving forward; and much more in the modern day of a kickboxing/combat sports content creator.

Why? Well, it would seem that not everyone was aware that I had stopped podcasting (a good few months ago) since  returning to YouTube last week.

So, hopefully this helps to clear up any misunderstands that others may have had that recently came to my attention from a few fans/followers/subscribers of K1ANOOP. If a few people had the same or very similar questions then undoubtedly more of you may very well of too. After all, communication is key.

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“The Immortal” Regian Eersel: Straight Outta Bijlmer

“The Immortal” Regian Eersel is a 24 year old Dutch kickboxer & Muay Thai fighter, born in Suriname & is the current Lion Fight super-middleweight world champion. At the age of four, Eersel immigrated to Amsterdam’s most notorious “ghetto”, Bijlmer (home to former GLORY Kickboxing 95kg SLAM champion, Tyrone Spong), a suburb once described as being: a “national disaster area” by Dutch police.

Eersel who, fights out of, Sityodtong Gym, travels down memory lane, recounting his journey from childhood to adulthood as he tours through the streets of Bijlmer with, K1ANOOP. Eersel opens-up on how he was forged into becoming a Dutch kickboxing prodigy & one of the most feared fighters since the emergence of Badr Hari – with whom comparisons are easily made from Regian’s explosive and ferocious style of technical violence.

Regian Ersel made his One Championship debut on April 20, 2018 with an unanimous decision victory against New Zealand’s Brad Riddell, having agreed a multiple fight deal (kickboxing and potentially MMA) with the Southeast Asian promotion which, is owned by renown entrepreneur,  Chatri Sityodtong.

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Nieky Holzken on World Boxing SuperSeries semi-final against Callum Smith: “Now I’m gonna get what I deserve”

Earlier today, former GLORY Kickboxing champion, Nieky Holzken, successfully weighed-in for his World Boxing SuperSeries (WBSS) semi-final bout tomorrow against, WBC Diamond champion, Callum Smith in Nuremberg. Holzken is a late replacement for Jurgen Braehmer who, was unable to recover in time from influenza for tomorrow’s big fight.

Speaking to James Helder of IFL TV, Holzken recounted how he received a phone call from WBSS promoter, Kalle Sauerland, two days after defeating, Viktor Polyakov (on February 3) by second round TKO; having broken two of Polyakov’s ribs in the process and being offered this huge opportunity to step in as a “substitute” against Smith.

Smith has been undefeated for the last five years in 23 fights as a professional boxer and has far greater experience in the “Sweet Science” than the Dutch Kickboxing legend. However, Holzken is under no false-illusions about the challenge facing him tomorrow night and conceded that Smith “will be a difficult fight”, however, “everything can happen in the fight”.

“The Natural” is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest welterweight kickboxers of his time. Although his recent run of form includes three straight losses under GLORY kickboxing rules, Holzken’s boxing career has flourished in-comparison, seeing him go undefeated in all 13 of his professional boxing bouts since March 2013.


Photo credit: James Law/Glory Sports International.

The winner of Smith vs. Holzken will fight George Groves in the final of the WBSS super-middleweight tournament on June 2, 2018. However, the event may need to be rescheduled after Groves dislocated his shoulder in the final round when retaining his WBA (Super) super-middleweight title againstChris Eubank Jr via unanimous decision to qualify for the WBSS final.

How to Watch the World Boxing SuperSeries semi-final: Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken LIVE

Coverage of Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken will be broadcasted live from the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Nuremberg on February 24, 2018 by ITV Box Office online via the ITV website for £9.95 & via Sky (channel 493) and Virgin Media.

How did Nikey Holzken perform in a boxing ring in his last fight?

Holzken won his most recent boxing bout by second round TKO against, Viktor Polyakov – Watch the full fight video below:

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