A CAPACITY crowd attended The Tanko Main Event at the USN Bolton Arena last month in an exciting British Muay Thai event.
French superstar Fabio Pinca claimed the ISKA World Title, Dakota Ditcheva won the ISKA British Championship and Panicos Yusuf defeated “Fighter of the Year” Keith McLachlan for his 24th consecutive win.
This remarkable occasion was filled with thrills, spills and just a pinch of controversy. It saw some of the greatest Muay Thai stars on top of their game, and gave supporting fighters a perfect place to showcase their talents.
From the fights to the fireworks, The Tanko Main Event was predictably explosive from start to finish – providing a memorable event for both fighters and the appreciative audience.
Commented Hannah Mooney, the Arena’s B2B and Events Manager: “It’s been fantastic having this event return to the Arena – it’s grown so much since 2014. The Fight Label are making big waves in the Thai Boxing industry so we are proud to be involved.”
THE UK’S leading Muay Thai and Kickboxing promotion returns to the USN Bolton Arena when The Tanko Main Event is held on Saturday, May 14.
The prestigious event has previously been held at EventCity in Manchester, Old Trafford LCC and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and was last at the Bolton Arena in June, 2014.
Topping the bill will be an International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) bout between Britain’s top welterweight Reece McAllister from County Durham and French star Fabio Pinca.
Pinca is a legend in the sport, boasting wins over most of kickboxing’s best fighters in a career spanning 120 professional fights. He is a global star in the world of combat sports and this will be his first ever appearance in England – a huge coup for event organisers.
Supporting this is the co-headlining bout between Stockport’s world champion Panicos Yusuf and another legend of the sport, Kongsak from Thailand. Kongsak is a decorated athlete and two-weight Lumpini Stadium champion with scalps over the best in the business at multiple weights. He has fought more than 250 contests and, again, is making his first appearance at the Main Event.
Numerous other top level domestic matchups support these two standout bouts, featuring fighters from all parts of the UK. The Tanko Main Event also promises an experience like no other with an advanced TV quality production setup, fireworks, dancers and corporate catered VIP table packages to give customers a full day’s experience at an event organisers anticipate will attract a crowd of between 2,000 and 2,500.
THE USN Bolton Arena’s popular half-term activities’ programme this month is off to a new local venue – and is bigger and better than ever.
As the Arena has now taken over responsibility for lettings at St Joseph’s RC High School in Horwich just down the road, the Holiday Camp which runs from Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th will be held there this year.
Arena Programme Manager Sue Hayes explained: “This new move gives us an opportunity to maintain all the quality and consistency of our Holiday Camp activities but in more spacious surroundings and using the extensive facilities at St Joseph’s.”
Activities this year include athletics, boxing, floorball, swimming, football, waterplay, tournaments, arts and crafts, dodgeball, handball and rugby among a busy daily programme that runs from 8am to 6pm.
The programme is specially structured to offer a fun-packed day of sport and physical activity for five to 15 year-olds at a cost of £23 a day, or £20 a day with your arenaactive card and £90 for five days.
Places are limited so please book your place by calling 01204 488100.
We’re starting the New Year with a brand-new campaign – #togetherfitter. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the advice and support offered by our experienced fitness team, whether you’re new to exercise or an experienced trainer.
They can help you get your New Year training off to the best possible start with a personalised fitness programme or by reviewing your current programme. They can also keep you motivated with one-to-one boxing, kettlebell or circuit workouts, all of which are included in your membership.
If you need group exercise to get you motivated, we’ve got 50 classes a week, including brand-new early morning classes, so you’re sure to find just the right class for you.
And, new for 2016, we are introducing the 3 month Body Makeover Membership. With this brand-new membership our instructors will mentor you through the famous USN Body Makeover Challenge, including weekly contacts and four-weekly measurements and goal-setting. As well as offering YOU the chance to completely re-shape in 2016, you could also win fabulous prizes.
If you would like more information on any of the above give our memberships team a call on 01204 488104.