Muay Thai star Liam Harrison is set to battle it out against Greg Wootton in a match that will showcase some of the UKs top fighters in the 65 kg weight division. This fight card looks very promising as The Main Event promotions as a line up of some of the UKs best fighters on it. I personally don’t think that Greg has the tools to beat the Muay Thai star Liam Harrison, but it will be a good match to watch.
65kg – Liam Harrison (Bad Company, Leeds) vs Greg Wootton (KO Gym, London)
67kg – Reece Mcallister (Phoenix, County Durham) vs Brad Stanton (Kiatphontip, Leeds)
61.23kg – Darren O’Connor (Thai Style, Liverpool) vs Panicos Yusuf (All Powers, Stockport)
72.5kg – Daitan Jackson (Salford Muay Thai) vs Solomon Wickstead (Frank’s Gym, Manchester)
60kg – Andrew Lofthouse (Evolve, Manchester) vs Keith McLachlan (Griphouse, Scotland)
85kg – Carlos DeGraca (Bolton Muay Thai) vs Darren Howieson (Headhunters, Scotland)
***Official Press Release****
The Main Event set for Bolton USN Arena
The Main Event is the most eagerly awaited Muay Thai event on the domestic calendar. The next event on June 7th at the USN Arena in Bolton features a who’s who of the best athletes in the sport and pits several top level fighters against one another on a card to rival that of any European promotion, alongside a broadcast standard production set-up.
The headlining bout on the card is the highly anticipated clash between the man long regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in the country; from Leeds, Liam ‘Hitman’ Harrison, and the most serious rival to his crown for many years, London’s Greg ‘The Prodigy’ Wootton.
Harrison has fought all over the globe and beaten some of the very best fighters in the sport, including numerous Thai and European champions, during a career spanning 14 years. With a hugely impressive record of 78 wins from 94 fights and a KO ratio of over 50%, he is rightly regarded as one of the finest fighters ever to lace up gloves. In preparation for this upcoming fight, Harrison has taken his training to Thailand as he knows that he cannot afford to take his eye off the ball against the hungry Wootton, who is determined to overhaul the Yorkshireman and cement his place among the Muay Thai elite. Wootton is a rising star of U.K Muay Thai and has claimed some big scalps himself in the past few years, including a win over Thai champion Prathet in 2012 and a more recent victory over 4 times World Champion Andrei Kotsur the following year. He is the reigning 63kg Enfusion World champion and has held the U.K number 1 super lightweight (63.5kg) spot for more than 2 years. At a catch-weight of 65kg, this is something of a step up in class for the Londoner but many are backing the talented athlete to emerge victorious on June 7th.
In addition to this amazing headlining fight, The Main Event card features several bouts being billed as the ‘Number 1 deciders’, where the top ranked UK fighters in their respective divisions will meet to determine who is the true ‘number 1’ athlete on these shores. The line-up is complemented by a production featuring dancers, lasers and pyrotechnics that helps to deliver the ‘performance’ feel to the event that has consistently attracted the bigger crowds than at similar shows.
For more information you can follow The Main Event Muay Thai on social media here:
The current line-up looks like this.
Note: Line-up subject to change.
Here are some Youtube clips of the fighters on the card:
Harrison V Wootton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAleBg_Z6DI
Mcallister V Stanton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FJmrQbOjr8
O’Connor V Yusuf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rH0cVjyPVQ
Jackson V Wickstead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DhHAXbkkDY