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Get to know UKMF British Champion Liam McGrandles of Corefit UK in Birmingham

Featured fighter Liam McGrandles, of Corefit UK in Birmingham, recently won the UKMF 66.68kg British title and avenged a loss from two-years ago against the experienced Jack Cooper at Victory IV two weeks ago.

With wins over tough Danish fighter Mikkel Lund, Edinburgh’s Daniel Jedrzejewski and the tricky Spaniard Nauzet Trujillo (who infamously beat Reece McAllister with a spinning elbow KO), McGrandles has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and has the top spot in his sights.

We caught up with Liam after his win against Jack Cooper to ask him a few questions on his fighting career.

“My ultimate goal is to become the UK #1 and hold onto it for many years.”

When did you start and what got you started in Thai boxing?

“I started Thai boxing at fourteen. All of my mates were going to the gym to try it out so I went along as well and loved it from the moment I started.”

What do you enjoy about training and fighting?

“I always enjoy training as I find it very rewarding when I notice improvements in aspects of my game. Every time I fight my motivation is the feeling of winning and that is what I enjoy most about the sport.”

What have you achieved in your career so far?

“My current professional record is 15 wins 3 losses. Two of the people I have lost to I have recently rematched and beat. I have won an IFMA bronze medal at the World Championships, plus two British titles and a European title.”

What is your ultimate goal in the sport?

“My ultimate goal is to become the UK #1 and hold onto it for many years. I also want to beat many top Thai opponents. Hopefully I can do this in the main stadiums in Thailand.”

Watch the full fight replay of the British title rematch between Liam McGrandles and Jack Cooper from Victory IV below.

 

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