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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GLORY 54 “Could’ve Been Better” for UK Return

Do you agree that GLORY 54 Birmingham “could’ve been better” for GLORY Kickboxing’s return to the UK after a 5 year hiatus since GLORY 5 London? GLORY 54 will be headlined by the Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac rematch whilst GLORY 5 had Tyrone Spong vs. Remy Bonjasky.

The lack of stars and big names is disappointing and to compound this, a wealth of British fighting talent has been left on the prelims including, UK Muay Thai fighters: Nicola Kaye vs. Christi Brereton and ISKA world champion, Kev Ward.

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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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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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What British MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing Needs

What exactly does British MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing need so much more of or to do, in order to rapidly grow from being niche combat sports and establish themselves as mainstream sports?

With the rise of the UFC, Bellator and GLORY Kickboxing growing their presence in the UK with future plans for even more British MMA and Kickboxing events; and even gaining mainstream media attention from the BBC, BT Sport, Daily Star and TalkSports, only the UFC is really leading the way with increasing popularity with the general public.

So what exactly is holding back not only the likes of Bellator, BAMMA, Cage Warriors, GLORY and many of the other combat sports promotions here in the UK? Why aren’t more British fighters gaining much more recognition with the general public compared to UFC sensation Darren Till? And, why are Muay Thai and Kickboxing struggling compared to MMA?

Sports journalist, Andreas Georgiou and Anoop Hothi explored this and much more on The K1Anoop Show (podcast) recently.

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Why Bellator 200 “Has Come Under Fire” in the UK

Bellator 200 London “has come under fire” in the UK for many reasons and not just because the fight card started to fall apart in fight week due to well reported injuries/pull-outs; and is now headlined by, Rafael Carvalho vs Gegard Mousasi. You’d think with the second biggest MMA promotion in the world returning to London would be delivering a much anticipated and huge event.

However, when compared to UFC Liverpool and reflecting on the the wider scale of operations for both MMA and Kickboxing promotions, both globally and especially here in the UK, there are some deeper issues influencing matters.

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Why Rico Verhoeven and GLORY Kickboxing need the UK

GLORY Kickboxing return to the UK on June 2 with GLORY 54 Birmingham headlined by, Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac. However, with four UK events planned in the next 18 months, GLORY need the UK market to fall in love with both kickboxing and their most prolific champion, Rico Verhoeven.

Evan Jays and Anoop Hothi assess what more needs to be done by GLORY, especially when there is a rich pool of kickboxing talent in the UK that’s not featuring on the main cards of GLORY 54 and more.

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The Evan Jays Interview | K1ANOOP and The ‘Boy Wonder’ of UK Muay Thai

The ‘Boy Wonder’ of UK Muay Thai, 18 year old Evan Jays and K1ANOOP catch-up following Evan’s Lion Fight debut loss against, Ricardo Mixco in the USA at Lion Fight 42; and look ahead at what’s next come Muay Thai Grand Prix 16 (MTGP 16) in July and preview GLORY 53 Lille: Sitthichai vs. Tyjani Beztati and Cedric Doumbe vs. Thongchai.

Evan Jays and K1ANOOP also dig deeper into the significance of GLORY Kickboxing’s upcoming return to the UK at GLORY 54 Birmingham, after 5 years since GLORY 5 London; and the wealth of British Kickboxing and Muay Thai talent readily available to GLORY to capitalise on.

Also, Evan Jays explains why he believes fellow Double K Gym team-mate and former MTGP world champion, Charlie Peters, beats Yokkao world champion, Liam Harrison at MTGP 16 and much more.

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Liam Harrison vs. Charlie Peters, Jon Haggerty vs. Macauley Coyle confirmed | Dean James and K1ANOOP

Liam Harrison vs. Charlie Peters is the biggest fight announced for 2018 in UK Muay Thai (headlining Muay Thai Grand Prix 16), followed closely by, Jon Haggerty vs. Macauley Coyle which, was confirmed by, Coyle’s coach & multiple world champion, Dean James with K1ANOOP. Both fights get broken-down in more detail and the current state of affairs in: Kickboxing, Muay Thai & more.

Harrison vs. Peters headlines Muay Thai Grand Prix 16 (MTGP 16) on July 7, 2018 at the O2 Indigo, London and an official announcement for, Jonathan Haggerty vs Macauley Coyle is expected soon.

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