National Muay Thai-boxing success for Danny Harrison-Little

York Press: From left, Mikey Chadwick, Rich Cadden and Leon Haskins From left, Mikey Chadwick, Rich Cadden and Leon Haskins

THE bouts and the titles keep coming at York’s Chokdee Academy.

Danny Harrison-Little, one of the Nether Poppleton-based gym’s top performers, lifted the Chang Cup, a national Muay Thai-boxing series, which draws not only big crowds but a national television coverage.

A superb demonstration of aggression and accuracy from Harrison-Little yielded a stoppage of opponent Alex Turland early in the second round and now puts him in line for a crack at a British Muay Thai crown at the HGH promotions show in Leeds next month.

Club-mates Mikey Chadwick and Leon Haskins were also hailed as knockout winners when both produced stoppages of their opponents on a recent show as the Chokdee name gained even more credence on England’s professional circuit.

Gym founder, and former double world Thai-boxing champion Richard Cadden, was delighted by the displays of the trio.

And he was able to join in the celebrations. Cadden’s silver medal in the Absolut Brazilian jiu-jitsu show in Birmingham was followed by a gold success in Manchester and more recently a silver in Rotherham.

The last success was matched by his grading to a blue belt, one of the few to acquire such a status in the country.

“It’s been a hectic few weeks for us all at Chokdee and it promises to be like that over the next month,” enthused Cadden.

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