Money in Muay Thai & Fighters Pay – Why British Muay Thai “is Getting Bigger BUT Very, Very Slowly”

Money in Muay Thai & Fighters Pay – Why British Muay Thai “is Getting Bigger BUT Very, Very Slowly”Muay Thai Grand Prix world champion, Danny Edwards, explains the issues effecting the development of both Muay Thai and Kickboxing in the UK (and across the western world), including: the money in Muay Thai, fighters pay and how this and much more adversely effects the growth of British Muay Thai.

Edwards fights out of K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham, under the coaching of former two-time world champion, Damien Trainor. Edwards’s next Muay Thai fight is against multiple world champion, Michael Wakeling in April 2019 for, the vacant 76.7kg Muay Thai Grand Prix world title.

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Credits:

Interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi @k1anoop

With thanks to: Danny Edwards (Instagram @edwards901), Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103) & K-Star Legacy Gym.

Photo Credit (Featured Image/Thumbnail): Buakaw – Screengrab via YouTube: MAX Muay Thai.

Michael Wakeling “has been around a long time. I prefer being the underdog.” – Danny Edwards Interview

Michael Wakeling “has been around a long time. I prefer being the underdog.” – Danny Edwards Interview with K1ANOOP following the recent announcement of Michael Wakeling vs. Danny Edwards in April 2019 by Muay Thai Grand Prix for the (vacant) 76.7kg world championship title and much more.

Widely regarded as the best British Muay Thai & Kickboxing fighter of his generation, Michael Wakeling will be returning to Muay Thai after two years of inactivity (come April 2019 for, Wakleing vs Edwards) since his last fight against, Dutch Kickboxing veteran, Marco Pique, at Tanko Muay Thai League in early 2017. Whilst Danny Edwards who, fights out of K-Star Legacy Gym under the coaching of Damien Trainor, has been fighting more frequently in recent years.

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Credits:

Interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi @k1anoop

With thanks to: Danny Edwards (Instagram @edwards901), Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103) & K-Star Legacy Gym.

Photo Credit (Featured Image/Thumbnail): Images by K1ANOOP.

How Charlie Peters Beat Liam Harrison: The New King of British Muay Thai

Three-time Muay Thai world champion, Kieran Keddle, breaks down how Charlie Peters beat Liam Harrison at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 via unanimous decision, becoming the new King of British Muay Thai.

Liam Harrison had retained the UK number one 67kg ranking in British Muay Thai for the last 13 years until, Charlie Peters beat “The Hitman”, in a fight that literally everyone gave Peters no chance of winning, with many predicting a knockout victory for Harrison who, had ruled the division and British Muay Thai as the undisputed King.

So, how exactly did Charlie Peters cause a huge upset in what was the biggest fight ever in British Muay Thai history?

The former Muay Thai Grand Prix champion who, has been coached by Kieran Keddle for the last 12 years, had a smart strategy devised by his coach which, Keddle breaks down concisely as to how, Yokkao world champion, Liam Harrison, lost to the new ‘UK number one’ and (unofficially newly crowned) King of British Muay Thai, Charlie Peters.

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Liam Harrison vs. Charlie Peters – Full Fight Video – Muay Thai Grand Prix 17

Here it is! The full fight video of Liam Harrison vs. Charlie Peters at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 (MTGP 17) on July 7, 2018 at the O2 Indigo, London.

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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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Luke Whelan on defeating Vinny Church: “Awesome Fighter. Not Enough in the Tank. Last Fight Under Kieran Keddle.” – MTGP 17

Luke Whelan reacts to successfully retaining his European Kickboxing Grand Prix (KGP) title defence against Vinny Church at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 (on the KGP undercard) and rates Vinny Church as an “awesome fighter” who, unfortunately didn’t “have enough in the tank” to get the decision in his favour.

Luke Whelan also opens-up about the future as this is his “last fight under Kieran Keddle” who has been his coach for his entire career at Double K Gym and that he’s dropping down a weight class and more.

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Liam Harrison Loss to Charlie Peters “We want people to talk & gossip. Unbelievable night” – Phil Tieu – MTGP 17

Muay Thai Grand Prix co-owner, Philip Tieu reacts to Liam Harrison’s loss to Charlie Peters at MTGP 17 which, resulted in Peters taking Harrison’s UK number one position for the first time. Liam Harrison has been the UK number 67kg Thai-boxer for over 13 years until his defeat to Charlie Peters last night.

Philip Tieu who, also is head coach of Team Tieu, gave his thoughts on how the event capped off an “unbelievable night” for Muay Thai Grand Prix and other fighters who, he was impressed with most and much more.

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Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters “was close” but “Charlie was more up for it” – Kieran Keddle – MTGP 17

Kieran Keddle’s immediate reaction to Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters, resulting in a massive upset in British Muay Thai; and Keddle admitting it “was close” from a Muay Thai scoring perspective but “Charlie was more up for it”; and describes the “emotional drive” that added to Charlie Peters defeating Liam Harrison via unanimous decision in the headline bout of, Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 and much more.

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Evan Jays on Joe Le Maire being “a real test of skill, heart, determination” – MTGP 17

Evan Jays vs Joe Le Maire will feature tonight at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 which, is headlined by Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters at the O2 Indigo, London. Jays and Le Maire are both 19 and 20 years of age, respectively and two of the most talented young and upcoming Thai-boxers in Europe.

Joe Le Maire has been training extensively in Thailand at Petchyindee Gym and has is an IFMA Muay Thai medalist of note. Evan Jays is coming off a loss from his Lion Fight debut in the USA at Lion Fight 42 but is in good spirits leading up-to what has all the ingredients of being an exciting match-up between a counter fighter in Jays and a strong offensive fighter in Le Maire.

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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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