As part of our mission to drive the Muay Thai sport, YOKKAO Agency was launched this April to help build a team of world-class fighters for the new generation. Following the signing of Irish KO artist, Craig Coakley, two of UKâ€™s up-and-coming young fighters have now signed on with our agency: they are Stuart Stabler and Ellie Barker. Â
Stuart has caught everyoneâ€™s attention since his promotional debut at YOKKAO 19 - 20 on the undercard. The 19-year-old transitioned to full Muay Thai rules against Wade Sword on YOKKAO 31 in what was considered by many to be the fight of the night. Fighting out of Scorpion Peel Thai Boxing Club in Salford, Stuart was last seen on YOKKAO 37 adding his 7th straight win to his pristine record since turning professional.
Former YOKKAO Kids Fight Team member, Ellie Barker made her transition to A-class fights earlier this year in Thailand. Training out of Darlingtonâ€™s Hanuman Thai Boxing Club, young Ellie started competing at the age of 10 and hasnâ€™t stopped since. She turned 16 in April and is ready for full-contact fights in the UK.
As the original member of the YOKKAO junior team, it was a natural progression for her to continue as a YOKKAO Agency fighter as she turns pro. Now with 60 fights on her record, it is just a matter of time when Ellie makes her debut on our official events in Bolton.
Stuart and Ellie are -without question- two of the most promising young fighters in the UK Muay Thai scene today. With the support of the agency, both fighters will be presented with more opportunities and gain exposure on an international level in the days ahead.