How Daniel McGowan Almost Stopped Fighting Muay Thai

22 year old, two-time, Muay Thai world champion, Daniel McGowan, opens-up on how recently came close to not fighting anymore and the mental and emotional hurdles he’s had to overcome to persevere with his professional fighting career whilst finding the right balance overall in life; with some wise words of advice for other young fighters & much more.

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Why Rico Verhoeven and GLORY Kickboxing need the UK

GLORY Kickboxing return to the UK on June 2 with GLORY 54 Birmingham headlined by, Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac. However, with four UK events planned in the next 18 months, GLORY need the UK market to fall in love with both kickboxing and their most prolific champion, Rico Verhoeven.

Evan Jays and Anoop Hothi assess what more needs to be done by GLORY, especially when there is a rich pool of kickboxing talent in the UK that’s not featuring on the main cards of GLORY 54 and more.

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Liam Harrison vs. Charlie Peters, Jon Haggerty vs. Macauley Coyle confirmed | Dean James and K1ANOOP

Liam Harrison vs. Charlie Peters is the biggest fight announced for 2018 in UK Muay Thai (headlining Muay Thai Grand Prix 16), followed closely by, Jon Haggerty vs. Macauley Coyle which, was confirmed by, Coyle’s coach & multiple world champion, Dean James with K1ANOOP. Both fights get broken-down in more detail and the current state of affairs in: Kickboxing, Muay Thai & more.

Harrison vs. Peters headlines Muay Thai Grand Prix 16 (MTGP 16) on July 7, 2018 at the O2 Indigo, London and an official announcement for, Jonathan Haggerty vs Macauley Coyle is expected soon.

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Dean James on Fighting Cancer & Teaching Children with Emotional, Behavioural & Mental Health Issues | The K1Anoop Show

Dean James​ is a 33 year old British Muay Thai fighter and multiple world champion with titles including: the ISKA Bantamweight, WMA (MAD) and WRSA world championships.

James had remarkably overcome colon cancer in his early adulthood and had found Muay Thai during that incredibly tough time in his life which, helped him with fighting cancer and the overall recovery process.

Over the years, Dean has not only become one of the best UK Muay Thai fighters, he’s also developed a career as a teacher for children with, Behavioural Emotional Social Difficulties (BESD), autism and other mental health issues.

On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, Dean James talks about all of the above and much more from his incredible life experiences, in and especially out of the sport and more.

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Photo credit: Screengrab via YouTube: MTGP Official


Dan McGowan: The Rising Star of World Muay Thai | The K1Anoop Show

Dan McGowan is a 21 year old British Muay Thai fighter from Luton, England with a strong reputation for a young fighter and very much respected throughout world Muay Thai.

McGowan joins The K1Anoop Show ahead of his next fight on August 26, 2017 against, Ireland’s Ryan Sheehan at the Science of 8 event in Birmingham and discusses:

  • How he switched from establishing a career as a young footballer to Muay Thai
  • Playing for Luton Town Football Club as a teenager
  • Being the first ‘Farang’ to be sponsored by Petyindee Gym
  • Fighting as young as 15 years old at historic Thai stadiums: Lumpinee and Rajamadern
  • Why the late Liam Robinson was “the best coach” and took his career to new heights
  • Life in London working and fighting out of Team Tieu and Gym Box
  • A potential future in either Kickboxing or MMA?
  • Looking ahead at living and fighting in Australia
  • The beef with Ryan Sheehan and their upcoming ICO title-fight at the Science of 8 event
  • The fall-out with Muay Thai Grand Prix over the ‘typo’ about his MTGP world title
  • His friendship with and the tragic loss of Jordan Coe earlier this year

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Photo credit: Natalia Rakowska/Muay Thai Grand Prix