Greg Wootton (KO Gym, London) vs Rungrat Sasiprapa (Thailand)
UK number 1 super-lightweight Greg ‘The Prodigy’ Wootton enters The Main Event stage looking for another huge scalp after a pivotal 2014.
Greg, who is the holder of the WMC MAD World Title and the Enfusion World strap, boasts a record of 30 wins from 34 fights and has faced some of the world’s biggest names already. In November last year Greg achieved what many have described as the best win ever by an English fighter, defeating top Thai and multiple champion Petchboonchu FA Group, who is regarded as one of the very best fighters of recent years. Other notable scalps for the Londoner include Andrei Kotsur and Luke Turner.
On May 23rd Greg faces yet another tough test against a Thai fighter in the form of Sasiprapa Gym’s Rungrat, who, at the age of 19, already has over 80 fights experience and is tipped as one of Thailand’s next superstars. Rungrat recently impressed on the Siam Warriors show in Ireland, demolishing his Dutch opponent with relentless kicks and knees to take a 2nd round stoppage win.
Both these fighters favour aggressive styles and will be looking to take control from the first bell. A matchup of the highest order, this fight will be worth the entrance fee on its own!
Dean James (Pra Chao Suua, Staffordshire) vs Wuttichai (Thailand)
This bout sees triple World champion Dean James up against a man with more than 6 times his fight experience, former southern Thailand champion Wuttichai, who is now based in Ireland. James is one of the most technically talented athletes on the UK Muay Thai scene and, under the guidance of his trainer Tony Myers, has beaten some of the world’s best names in a career spanning ten years. In 2010 he defeated multiple World champion Andy Howson to claim the UK #1 Junior Featherweight position and has held the spot ever since. Last year he claimed arguably his biggest scalp to date with a TKO victory over Rungravee Sasiprapa, following up later in the year by collecting his third World title, taking his record to 21 wins from 25 bouts.
His opponent, Wuttichai, enters The Main Event stage with over 80 wins on his record in Thailand. After moving to Ireland in September last year, he was eager to stamp his authority on these shores and took on Irishman James O’Connell in February, winning on points. He is keen to take on the UKs best and will certainly come up against that on May 23rd!