Supershowdown brough yet another night of top quality Muay Thai action to the Macron Stadium in Bolton for YOKKAO 43 & 44 last night, featuring some brutal KO action and many more entertaining bouts.
Here’s how some of the stars from YOKKAO 43 & 44 reacted to the results of their bouts at the UK’s biggest Muay Thai show last night.
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In the main event, Frenchman Jeremy Payet caused a huge upset, cutting Craig Dickson numerous times before a badly placed cut on the orbital bone caused too much damage and the fight was called off from the doctors advice.
UK #1 Jacob Smith was involved in a war with Spanish fighter Manu Gomez, suffering a huge cut on top of his head through his reckless attacks, the bout was a real crowd-pleaser, and the referee final waved the fight off after Jacob’s released a barrage of strikes against the defenceless Spaniard.
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Ok so fought a very tough and game Spanish lad @manuugomez27 tonight and managed to get the win by stoppage in round 3. Some would say stopped prematurely but he had already took 2 counts from me so it’s the refs decision to look after the fighters. I not happy with my performance as I fought with my heart and not my brain I could of made it much easier than I did but I couldn’t help myself… not great for my career in the long run taking unnecessary risk I suppose but I just fight and got caught with a couple of horrid elbows in the second round when my opponent was hurt, had to push for the stoppage in the 3rd and go a little crazy scared off the fight being stopped because of my cut. Not going to dwell on it too much just take the positives and look forward. Thanks to everyone who has helped me for this fight i love you all. My team, sponsors and family. Also thanks to the 100 people that come to support me tonight love you all. ❤️. @caseybek @kevincasey_01 @iandeary @tonkgym_boxing @gravityhealthclub @julieannmancinisportstherapist @bolo_fightwear_uk @webbfit
UK Middleweight #4 Christopher Shaw and #7 Niall Brown were involved in a highly technical and entertaining bout, but it was Master Sken’s fighter Brown that came away with the decision at the end of five well fought rounds.
After a slow-paced start against talented Irish fighter Niall McGreevy, Josh Hill picked up the pace in the later rounds, rushing out in the fourth and fifth rounds and relentless attacks and doing enough to take the decision in his 50th career fight.
Unbeaten star Stuart Stabler impressed with another stoppage win at YOKKAO last night. Stabler and opponent Michael Moore traded some technical strikes in the opening rounds before Stabler found some success with heavy body shots followed by a brutal elbow that ended the night early.
After some strong words from Daniel Bonner before the weekend, he came into the fight against Prince Owuh looking to prove a point. Starting the opening round with a fast pace, he landed some heavy punch combinations which dropped Owuh and earned himself a first round stoppage.
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