Senan Coakley: “I know when it ends that my hand will be raised”

Senan Coakley: “I know when it ends that my hand will be raised”

Capital 1 is set to be the biggest Muay Thai/K-1 show ever to hit Dublin.

With a mix of international stars and a selection of the best that Ireland has to offer competing on the one card.

The task of opening such a prestigious event will go to Lionheart’s Senan Coakley and Cobra Thai’s Ryan Cremin.

Both fighters have been in impressive form over the past few months and will be rewarded with an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a sold-out crowd.

“It’s definitely very exciting. I’ve done a great training camp and I’m feeling ready for it. I’m the most prepared I’ve ever been for a fight.

“I don’t study my opponents. I know what style he has but that’s about it. I’m going to go in there and do what I do best, not focusing on what he does. I never go in with a prediction but I know when it ends that my hand will be raised for the win,” Senan Coakley told Fightstore Media.

Senan come from a very successful family of Thai fighters. Older brother Craig takes on Stephen Meleady in the co-main event of Capital 1, in the biggest fight of his career, while Lee, although not on the card, is the current amateur ISKA 66kg champion.

“It’s motivational because we’re all so close. They push me on that extra bit, especially when they’re in my corner. I feel a lot more comfortable in there. I know what their voices sound like so I can hear them over the madness.”

The youngest Coakley has already shown that he has a natural talent, currently on an eight-fight win streak, capturing the Sandee European title in the process.

“I feel like I improve every single time I train here. That’s definitely due to Collie, Craig, Lee, Aaron and everyone else training with me in Lionheart,” he said.

Appearing on Capital 1 is a very exciting prospect for Coakley and he was fully confident that Craig will emerge victorious against Meleady on Saturday night.

“It’s given me an extra push in training. You know that your training for such a big card so I’m really looking forward to it.

“I think the ‘King of Dublin’ will be crowned and that’s definitely going to be Craig. I’ve seen the work that he’s put into this and he deserves the win.”

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Alastair Magee

Recent Journalism graduate with a passion for covering martial arts. Giving amateur and professional fighters in Ireland the coverage they deserve.

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