The Future of British Muay Thai: George Jarvis Documentary (Part 3) – In this concluding part of the series, 18 year old British Muay Thai fighter, George Jarvis looks ahead at the future of British Muay Thai talent (ranging from 18-25 years of age) and how the likes of: Jonathan Haggerty, Daniel McGowan, Evan Jays, Thai Barlow, Joe Craven (and many more) are already proving that they will be competing on the world stage of, Muay Thai and Kickboxing, over the coming decade (if not longer).
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Evan Jays vs Joe Le Maire will feature tonight at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 which, is headlined by Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters at the O2 Indigo, London. Jays and Le Maire are both 19 and 20 years of age, respectively and two of the most talented young and upcoming Thai-boxers in Europe.
Joe Le Maire has been training extensively in Thailand at Petchyindee Gym and has is an IFMA Muay Thai medalist of note. Evan Jays is coming off a loss from his Lion Fight debut in the USA at Lion Fight 42 but is in good spirits leading up-to what has all the ingredients of being an exciting match-up between a counter fighter in Jays and a strong offensive fighter in Le Maire.
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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.
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Tyjani Beztati and Cedric Doumbe vs. Thongchai Sitsongpeenong will feature on both the GLORY 53 Lille main card and SuperFight Series on May 12. So, Evan Jays and K1ANOOP preview these fights and weigh-up the strengths of each of the four fighters in their match-ups.
Does Beztati cause a major upset by dethroning GLORY Kickboxing champion, Sitthichai and does Doumbe simply have too much skill for Thongchai’s offensive toughness?
The ‘Boy Wonder’ of UK Muay Thai, 18 year old Evan Jays and K1ANOOP catch-up following Evan’s Lion Fight debut loss against, Ricardo Mixco in the USA at Lion Fight 42; and look ahead at what’s next come Muay Thai Grand Prix 16 (MTGP 16) in July and preview GLORY 53 Lille: Sitthichai vs. Tyjani Beztati and Cedric Doumbe vs. Thongchai.
Evan Jays and K1ANOOP also dig deeper into the significance of GLORY Kickboxing’s upcoming return to the UK at GLORY 54 Birmingham, after 5 years since GLORY 5 London; and the wealth of British Kickboxing and Muay Thai talent readily available to GLORY to capitalise on.
Also, Evan Jays explains why he believes fellow Double K Gym team-mate and former MTGP world champion, Charlie Peters, beats Yokkao world champion, Liam Harrison at MTGP 16 and much more.
Kieran Keddle and K1ANOOP preview Evan Jays vs. Ricardo Mixco which, features on Lion Fight 42 – the fight will be Evan’s US debut for the promotion. The 19 year old British Muay Thai prodigy has been coached by Double K Gym’s head coach, Kieran Keddle, over the last five years and is set to make a dream come true this weekend, fighting for Lion Fight Promotions at Foxwoods.
Lion Fight 42 is headlined by, the promotion’s female world super-lightweight champion, Antonina Shevchenko vs. Claire Baxter and will also feature: GLORY and K-1 veteran, Chris Mauceri vs. Eric Rocha and the UK’s Carlton Lieu vs. Jafar Toshev in which, Lieu will be defending his Muay Thai Grand Prix super-lightweight world championship.
Evan Jays who, trains out of Double K Gym, recently turned 18 years of age and will fight Japanese veteran Tomonori under full Thai rules (FTR) in Japan on June 11, 2017. Tomonori Sato (40 years old) is a lot older than Jays and has fought the likes of UK Muay Thai legend, Damien Trainor.
A day spent at Double K Gym in Bromley with Luke Whelan who, replaced Jordan Watson in the 70kg K-1 World Grand Prix; Muay Thai Grand Prix champion, Charlie Peters; and Evan Jays who, will be fighting in Japan on June 11, 2017. As well as a crash course in the fundamentals of social media marketing for fighters and much more.
7:57 Evan Jays 25:15 Luke Whelan 37:27 Social media crash course for fighters 1:01:37 “Full English” featuring Waz Ashayer 1:05:12 Charlie Peters
Charlie Peters fights Liam Harrison on July 15, 2017 at Muay Thai Grand Prix (MTGP 8) at the O2 Indigo, London. The fight has been in the making for some years now and will determine if Harrison will retain his UK number one ranking in the 65kg Muay Thai division, a status held by Harrison for many years now. Peters will be defending his MTGP 65kg world title when the two finally clash.
Click here to watch Liam Harrison talking about about the upcoming fight with Charlie Peters.
Charlie Peters vs. Double K Gym – Sparring Highlights
Photo by Morgan White via Morgan White Photography
Idris Elba‘s kickboxing coach Kieran Keddle is the main guest on this episode of the podcas. As well as Double K Gym fighters: Evan Jays, Luke Whelan and Jamie Whelan talking about their upcoming fights and the year ahead for them now that the new Double K Gym in Bromley, UK has opened.
Also, Keddle spoke indepth about some of the interesting back-stories about the ‘Idris Elba: Fighter‘ documentary which, shows the Hollywood actor’s year long journey to making his professional kickboxing journey; and the feedback since broadcasting the first episode earlier in the week. Plus, some intersting stuff about the following episodes and much more on the greater impact that the documentary and experience has had on Keddle and world kickboxing and what may or may not happen next with Elba and Keddle.