WBC Diamond and World titles on the line in Ireland, plus the return of Savvas Michael to Rajadamnern Stadium. This month is packed full of elite Muay Thai superstars in action around the World.
Here’s our picks of the top fights you definitely don’t want to miss as a Muay Thai fan this month.
Craig Coakley vs Singdam – YOKKAO 42
On 27th July, the huge YOKKAO brand arrives in Ireland for the first time ever for YOKKAO 41 & 42, being held at the 2,500-capacity National Baskeball Arena in Dublin.
In the main event, Irish KO artist Craig Coakley will face Thai legend Singdam YOKKAOSaenchaigym for the WBC Diamond title.
The prestigious green belt is a sought after title in combat sports and the ‘Diamond’ strap under the WBC Muaythai has only ever been won by two men previously: living legend Saenchai and Buakaw Banchamek.
Irishman Coakley will be looking to put his name amongst the greats and become one of the selected few to hold the iconic WBC Muaythai Diamond title when he faces Singdam in his home town at the end of this month.
Savvas Michael at Rajadamnern Stadium
Cypriot Savvas Michael has quickly become one of the most exciting prospects in the current generation of Muay Thai stars.
Living in Bangkok and training at the world-renowned Petchyindee Academy, Savvas has been on a path of destruction, winning his last two fights at Rajadamnern Stadium by third-round KO before being signed by ONE Championship.
He now returns to the world-famous Rajadamnern stadium on 11th July to face another tough Thai opponent before his next fight on ONE Championship is confirmed.
Stefan Korodi vs Spencer Brown – YOKKAO 42
Dublin Combat Academy’s Sefan Korodi moved to Thailand in April this year and has since won three fights all by stoppage, including two at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok.
He faces Scottish powerhouse Spencer Brown who has registered some strong wins of his own, with a WBC European title win over Luca Roma at YOKKAO 35 in Italy and most recently a stoppage win over Albert Xavier at YOKKAO 40 in Sydney, Australia in May.
Seán Clancy vs Alessandro Sara – Siam Warriors Superfights
Current WBC Super-Lightweight International champion Seán Clancy will step up to face Alessandro Sara for the WBC World title on 20th July in Cork.
The Irishman, Clancy, who won the WBC international championship at Capital 1 / Lion Fight 52 in Ireland in March, now has the opportunity to face Italian Alessandro Sara for the vacant WBC Muaythai World title on his home show Siam Warriors Superfights in Cork.
Training out of Petchrungruang Muaythai Gym in Thailand, his opponent Alessandro has a rangey style and holds an impressive record, including experience at Lumpinee, Rajadamnern and Omnoi Stadium over his 77-fight career.
Who else are you looking forward to seeing in action this month? Let us know in the comments below!