YOKKAO Next Generation is one of the most exciting events in the global Muay Thai scene. Started in 2015 to discover and groom the next generation of Muay Thai stars, the talent program has been widely received as the best platform for all young Muay Thai fighters starting on their professional career. Coming on the 29th April, the YOKKAO promoters will head to Southampton to uncover promising talents in the region.

With this event, the promoters have gone one more step and fit in some top-tiered bouts to turn it up a notch. As announced earlier, the event will be headlined by a smashing match-up between YOKKAO fight star Manachai and rising Glory kickboxing star, Mo Abdurahman. Now, another A class fight has been confirmed and it stars 2 prominent English fighters, Jake Purdy against Charlie Guest.

The 21-year old Charlie Guest will be making his YOKKAO debut at the event. The English lad has fought out of Sumalee Boxing Gym in Phuket over the past year and competed actively on a number of Thai promotions. Now he’s back in the UK to tear things up and work his way up the rankings. It is not going to be a breeze for him as he is set to meet one of UK’s very best middleweight.

Jake Purdy has been a regular cast on the cards having appeared on 3 successive events at YOKKAO 15, 18 and 20. The 6-time Muay Thai champion took the win on all 3 occasions, cementing his place as one of UK’s very best right now. Purdy, 22 year-old Englishman, fights out of FSC Thai boxing Gym in Exeter where he is also a Muay Thai instructor.

This clearly looks to be an explosive battle in the making. Support the local boys at YOKKAO Next Generation Southampton while being treated to a display of world-class Muay Thai action. YOKKAO shows once again why it is the premier Muay Thai outside of Thailand.