Dan McGowan: The Rising Star of World Muay Thai

August 24, 2017

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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Kevin Ross & Gina Carano: Bellator Kickboxing 7, Work Ethic, Integrity & Real Life Stories of Fighters

August 23, 2017

Kevin Ross and Gina Carano guest on The K1Anoop Show following on from the recent announcement that Ross will be fighting, Domenico Lomurno, for Bellator Kickboxing's inaugural featherweight title at, Bellator Kickboxing 7 on September 23, 2017.

Other talking points discussed with Kevin Ross include:

- His technical analysis of Lomurno and what he expects in the ring come September;

- The real reasons why there has been such a delay in him returning to action for Bellator Kickboxing;

- How exactly things have been and are working out for him and Bellator;

- Why he feels mistreated by GLORY Kickboxing after he had signed a two year contract for GLORY (in 2012) but never fought for them;

+43:30 Hollywood actress and a pioneer and legend in the world of women's MMA, Gina Carano, joins Kevin Ross as we take a much deeper and wider look at:

- The current and longterm impact of, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, both in and out of the world of fighting;

- Why integrity and work ethic are essential for long term success especially in fighting;

- How the real life stories of fighters needs to be better publicised in the build-up for instance, to Mcgregor vs. Mayweather, instead of the acting that's been on display;

- Why stubbornness and strong mindedness are key components for persistence when life get tough working towards long term goals;

- And plenty of more talking points too. 

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Nicola Kaye on Filipa Correia Rematch and Lessons Learnt from Muay Thai

August 23, 2017

Nicola Kaye is a 26 year old European and British ISKA Muay Thai champion and fights out of Science of 8 Gym in Birmingham, under the coaching of British Thai boxing legend, Andy Howson.

Kaye will be rematching Portugese Thaiboxer, Filipa Correia, after recently losing a decision under controversial circumstances over in Portugal but this time they will be fighting at the, Science of 8 promotions event in England on August 26, 2017.

On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, Nicola Kaye reflects on her rapid rise over the last five years in the UK Muay Thai rankings and opens-up on her turbulent experiences too. Nicola has fought the likes of KRUSH champion Grace Spicer and the UK's number one ranked, Amy Pirnie; and is focused on building even more momentum with her fighting career and more.

For all your Daily Kickboxing News, go to: WWW.K1ANOOP.COM

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Nate Richardson: From a Child Refugee of War to Fighting at GLORY 44 Chicago

August 20, 2017

Nate Richardson is a Liberian kickboxer and MMA fighter who, emigrated to the USA at, the age of 10 as a child refugee when civil war broke out in Liberia in the early 1990s. Richardson will be making his GLORY Kickboxing debut against Polish fighter, Rafal Dudek at GLORY 44 Chicago on, the SuperFight Series fight card.

We get to know more about this exciting prospect who, has experience of winning an 8-man kickboxing tournament. Richardson tells of how he turned away from American football towards professional fighting and compares his fighting style to that of, Melvin Manhoef. Funnily enough, Dudek trains at the same gym in the Netherlands that Melvin has returned to, Mike’s Gym in Amsterdam.

The self-described ‘smart pressure fighter’who, resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, fights out of The Cellar Gym (under the coaching of, Chris Cichon) and balances a full-time job as a domiciliary care worker with training three times a day. “The Natural” has a kickboxing record of 8-2 and according to Sherdog is, 5-1 in professional MMA.

Question of the day:

Do you (the fans) expect Nate Richardson to defeat Rafal Dudek by KO at GLORY 44 SuperFight Series?

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Oli Thompson on fall-out with Bellator MMA, alleges Fedor Emeilanenko cancelled on him

August 20, 2017

Oli Thompson is a British MMA fighter, former Britain's Strongest Man in 2006 and was recently fighting for Bellator MMA until a controversial parting of ways. Thompson is due to return to action on October 14, 2017 but in a 4-man heavyweight kickboxing tournament for Victory Fights at Brighton Racecourse.

On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, Oli Thompson opens-up about the future direction of his fighting career including:

  • How Fedor Emeilanenko allegedly cancelled on him after mutual agreement to replace Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172;
  • His account of events regarding his departure from Bellator and alleged mistreatment;
  • What the situation is with the Inoki Genome Federation in Japan;
  • The 4-man K1 rules kickboxing tournament at the Victory Fights promotion event on October 14, 2017

Question of the day:

What would be a dream fight between two UK fighters of any era and from any discipline of fighting?

For all your Daily Kickboxing News, go to: WWW.K1ANOOP.COM

 

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Murthel Groenhart on Cedric Doumbe Rematch, GLORY Payouts, Badr Hari & Melvin Manhoef

August 20, 2017

Murthel Groenhart is a Dutch kickboxer and former K-1 MAX champion who, fights for GLORY Kickboxing.

On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, Murthel Groenhart talks about:

  • His title-shot against, GLORY welterweight champion, Cedric Doumbe at GLORY 44 Chicago;
  • What's different now compared to previously when he fought Doumbe at GLORY 28 Paris?
  • Training again with both Badr Hari and Melvin Manhoef at Mike's Gym;
  • The shocking low payouts leaked/reported on Twitter of fighters from GLORY 43 New York;
  • How GLORY Kickboxing has transformed since making his GLORY debut against Marc de Bonte at GLORY 2 Brussels.

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Robin van Roosmalen: His Journey so far, Kickboxing, MMA and the Future

August 20, 2017

Robin van Roosmalen is a Dutch kickboxer and MMA fighter who, became the first two-weight world champion in GLORY Kickboxing; and is a former It's Showtime 70MAX tournament champion.

On this episode of the The K1Anoop Show, Robin van Roosmalen recounts the influence of growing up in a family of fighters and his journey so far from:

  • Being a K-1 veteran in the early part of his career;
  • Fighting for GLORY Kickboxing since its inauguration in 2012;
  • How and why his fighting career turned towards MMA more recently;
  • Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva at GLORY 46 China
  • His upcoming title defence against Serhiy Adamchuck at GLORY 45 Amsterdam
  • And, much more about the current and evolving state of world kickboxing.

Robin will defend his GLORY featherweight championship against, Serhiy Adamchuck at GLORY 45 Amsterdam on September 30, 2017 and previews the much anticipated match-up with Adamchuck. As well as a look ahead at GLORY 44 Chicago where his friend and training/sparring partner, Jason Wilnis fights Yousri Belgaroui.

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Giga Chikadze on Georgian/Soviet upbringing, GLORY Kickboxing and MMA

August 19, 2017

Giga Chikadze is a Georgian kickboxer, now living in the USA and fights out of Kings MMA. This episode of The K1Anoop Show was recorded with Chikadze leading up-to him competing in the featherweight contender tournament at GLORY 43 New York which, happened at the historic Madison Square Garden on July 14, 2017. Interviewed by Anoop Hothi.

1:42 Why Giga Chikadze moved to the USA
2:49 That old loss to Enfusion champion, Tayfun Ozcan
4:29 Cross training in different martial arts
5:33 Georgia's kickboxing history, Davit Kiria and crazy kicks
9:15 From Karate to professional kickboxing
16:32 Giga's family, wife and children
18:53 GLORY 33: Serhiy Adamchuk and Matt Embree
24:52 GLORY 42: Aleksei Ulianov
26:54 Third MMA victory a "few weeks ago"
27:36 Tayfun Ozcan continued
28:56 The beef with Robin van Roosemalen

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Ben Hodge + Iman Barlow | The K1Anoop Show

July 5, 2017

Ben Hodge and Iman Barlow join The K1Anoop Show ahead of their upcoming bouts. Barlow will be defending her Enfusion Live championship against Canada's Ashley Nichols at Enfusion Live 51 on July 8, 2017 and Hodge will be fighting Jake Purdy at, Muay Thai Grand Prix 9 on, July 15 in a much anticipated battle for, the MTGP world middleweight title.

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Interviewed by, Anoop Hothi - K1ANOOP
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GLORY 42: Christian Baya | The K1Anoop Show

June 8, 2017

On June 10, 2017 Christian Baya competes in the 4-main lightweight tournament at GLORY 42 Paris and will face Niclas Larsen in the semi-finals. In the other semi-final, his fellow team-mate, Stoyan Kroprivlenski takes on Anatoly Moiseev. Baya will be returning to GLORY Kickboxing action after a seven month lay-off due to injury. In his last outing which, was also his GLORY debut, Baya defeated Josh Jauncey at GLORY 35. 

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