Hat’s off to Dan Green and his crew for putting on a great show. I wasn’t able to make it but I heard it was a great show. If anyone runs across some footage of the fight, please don’t hesitate to share. The pictures are from Yokkao Boxing, an official sponsor of both Liam and Sanchai…
The results and summary are from Tony Meyers on the Ax Kickboxing forum.
Joe Hanlon (Kiatphontip Leeds) Vs Luke Greenshields (Team Fearless)- Hanlon via TKO
Sam Omogobe (Liams Gym) Vs Harry Heyes (Studio 2000 Derby)- Sam won TKO
Rocaldo Gardner (Cobra Nottingham) Vs Peter Steed (King Cobra Durham)
Peter won points.
John Aong (Chang Kow Doncaster) Vs Brian Crichton (Kirkby Thai)
John won points.
Andy Thrasher (Erawan Manchester) Vs Diego Santuccio (Italy)
Andy won KO body kick early in round one.
Joe McGovan (SDF Sheffield) Vs Garatti (Italy)
Joe won TKO in round one.
Damien Trainor (K Star England) Vs Rungravee Sasiprapa (Sasiprapa Thailand)
Rungravee won points
UKMF British title
Leigh Edlin (Chao Praya Lincoln) Vs Kris Addis (Kao Loi Harrogate)
Kris won TKO
Liam Harrison (Bad Company England Vs Sanchai Sor Kingstar (Sinbi Thailand)
Sanchai won points
“Excellent show Dan and team…including Jessie and the runners who helped make the show run like clockwork, really well done everyone. Some exciting early fights that kept the audience on the edge of their seats – some great skills and some big hearts shown. Well done all the fighters (and their respective coaches). There were too many good performances to mention individually but nobody could deny that Damien and Liam both did the UK proud against formidable opposition.
Despite Rungavee looking like he wanted to rip Damien’s head off his shoulders and throwing some horrible looking kicks,strong knees and vicious punches, Damien did actually look like he was having fun. Rungavee changed part way through one of the early rounds and I think it must have been because Damien hurt him. His eyes glazed over and he looked like he wanted to eat Damien, but Damien kept his cool and smiled. Damien used his head, demonstrated some really good skills and showed he had a heart the size of the Doncaster Dome.
Sanchai is without a doubt the world’s best, a phenomenal fighter with sublime skills and real power, but he really had to fight last night – no messing around because he really knew he couldn’t. Liam took the fight to him, gave it everything and should be really proud. One cartwheel kick very early on and then Sanchai had to focus 110%. Sanchai was throwing some really clinical punches and looked like he had hurt Liam to the body and then Liam hit Sanchai with an elbow cutting him and things got really interesting again. Liam managed to kick Sanchai off his feet at least three times during the fight and refused to concede defeat until the bell. Sanchai was made to fight by Liam, but he did show some amazing skills to avoid Liam’s bombs and score with punches, kicks, teeps and throws in the clinch – he was pushed into pulling out a great performance anything less would not have been good enough.
Both Liam and Damien lost on points but won a lot of hearts with their fighting spirit last night. Brilliant, well done.” – Tony Meyers