Yokkao Extreme From October 13th, 2012
By Mike LNg
Sections for the 2013 Yokkao finalists continued yesterday from Bergamo, Italy. The weight classes in contention were the 65 kilograms/143 lbs. weight class and the 70kilograms /154lbs weight class.
Yokkao as you may already know is an interesting amalgam of business ventures in combat sports. Yokkao is a promoter of Thaiboxing events who have built some alliances internationally including New York, United States based promotion Take-On. Take-On will serve as the means of selecting American fighters to participate in Yokkao events. The scale of events that Yokkao seems to be intent on bringing to the Italian Muay Thai scene and internationally looks good. On a 100% precursory look, I like it.
Yokkao is also an equipment supplier for Muay Thai and have also offered sponsorships to high profile fighters in Muay Thai, perhaps the best known being Buakaw Banchamek (formerly Por Pramuk).
The results were as follows:
*** YOKKAO EXTREME SELCTIONS semi-final -65kg results ***
Calogero Palmeri won by points vs Alessandro Ramazzotti
Luca Negosanti won by TKO (elbow cut) vs Michele Gnocchi
*** YOKKAO EXTREME SELCTIONS semi-final -70kg results ***
Gabriele Nanosetti won by points vs Yemen Guitni
Andrea Cristofanini won by KO (round 2) vs Arnold Lokumu
If you missed the action live you can still catch up and view all the fights from the stream on the official ustream Yakkao site. And what better price is there than free really to catch Muay Thai fights?