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.