Kieran Keddle fights for the IKF Muay Thai World title 5th March, he faces a world class fighter in the opposite corner from France named Charles ‘AKA’ Karlito who has a smooth style in the mould of great fighters like Danny Bille, Bakauw.
Recently i caught up with Charles to find out more about him. Charles who goes by the nickname “AKA” lives in Metz which is a city in the northeast of France. He started Thai boxing at the age of 14 and had over 35 junior bouts. Karlito was very good at football but gave this up to dedicate more time to Muay Thai from an early age. Growing up his idols and favourite fighters in the square ring are Farid villaume, Dany Bill, Namsaknoi, Samath, Somrak,Sudsakorn, Krongsak, Ole,Big ben, Khem.
Karlito has fought in Thailand, switzerland, belgium, réunion island and is relishing the chance to acquire new fans in England, current record is 38 fights 32wins 25 by knockouts with only 6 losses. A 6 times French Muay Thai Champion,2 times European Champion (WPMF). He fought at the queens birthday in Thailand 2009, His last fight became world champion at 66kg for the WPMF title beating alexandre boyance of France
He has been with the same trainer and gym since the start of his career which is Team Cobra.
Traing I askwed What does a typical day of training look like for you?
Morning 2h session: cardio training, fitness, body building, stretching,
and the night 2h session, body building (push up , etc..) tactical training, sparring, padwork, stretching. Charles trains 6 times per week.
I asked Charles how much does he know about his oppoenent Kierean, and he seems to know what he is up against in the Kieran keddle from Semtex Gym he states “Kierean is a good technical fighter with a lot of experience, it will be a good fight for the public”.