Official Press Release from Yokkao
Yokkao Extreme 2013 selections will be held in collaboration with Stefania Picelli, MSG's Fight Sports and Take on Productions at Madison Square Garden (NYC) during Muay Thai at the Mecca II sponsored by Yokkao on 10th november 2012.
There will be a 4-man tournament and the winner will fight on 26th January 2013 in Milan (Forum d'Assago) at Yokkao Extreme 2013, the biggest Muay Thai and K-1 event in the world.
Aikpracha Meenayothin has made a name for himself on the international stage this year, establishing himself as one of the top Thais fighting internationally on a regular basis. He also made a name for himself in Thailand, as he's the Lumpinee Stadium Welterweight Champion.
For Aikpracha, it looks like he's going to continue to do that, as today it was announced that he joined the Yokkao Fight Team and will be sponsored by Yokkao Boxing. Yokkao Boxing sponsors the likes of Saenchai, Kem Sitsongpeenong, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Jordan Watson, Liam Harrison, Dzhabar Askerov and more with an increasingly growing stable of fighters.
Joining Yokkao will give Aikpracha an even bigger chance to get his name out there and become one of the top international Thai stars. He fights anywhere from 67-72.5kg so there are a wide variety of fights for him to be had. It's also one of the money weights of both kickboxing and Muay Thai, where some of the biggest names in the sport compete.
Check out the first video of Aikpracha with Yokkao, hitting pads.
Eddie Walker's name is one that has been kicked around a bunch recently, in regards to his signing with K-1. Sadly for him and his fans, the fight that was in the works for this upcoming weekend never came to fruition and Walker had to wait to make his K-1 debut. It looks like instead, he'll be the opponent that Lion Fights has selected to face Joe "Stich 'em Up" Schilling on October 13th. Schilling has long been the headliner for this card, but Lion Fights had a problem finding a suitable opponent for him. Walker, who fights at Cruiserweight, will make for a good opponent for Schilling.
For US Muay Thai and Kickboxing this is a pretty big deal of a fight, as Schilling has built his name up on the West coast while Walker has built his name up on the East coast. [source]