Chris Shaw

Biography

Chris Shaw is Tanko’s native Scotsman, learning the art of eight limbs in his hometown of Glasgow. Since bursting onto the British Muay Thai scene at 19, the Power of Scotland fighter has amassed a dazzling array of accolades – including the ISKA British & European Championships and the IMF World Championship. He is also the most highly rated fighter in his home country: crowned Scottish Fighter of the Year in 2015.

On roofs by day and in rings by night, Chris’ two professions – manual labour and Muay Thai fighting – keep him busy, fit and disciplined. It’s a demanding schedule, but also one that’s taught him a lot over the years. Since starting out, Chris believes he’s evolved as both a competitor and person. He’s a man who embraces a challenge and isn’t afraid of change.

Still in his twenties (and with much of his career still ahead of him), Chris wants to keep learning more about Thai Boxing – a sport he initially discovered after following a fellow roofing apprentice into the gym one day. A natural fighter, Chris has tried his hand at boxing, mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu, but believes Muay Thai is where he belongs.

As he told the Tanko team: “In some other combat sports, like MMA, you can hide. Some fighters spend a lot of time on the floor to avoid the hand to hand combat. You can’t hide in Thai kickboxing. There’s no running. You need to stand and fight – and that’s exactly what I love about it.”

He’s picked up all the titles he could have hoped for when he first started out, but now Chris has a new goal. Under the guidance of Tanko Management, Chris wants to be the best fighter at 61kg in Europe overall.

“It’s a big dream,” Chris admits. “But dreams should be big.”

Tanko Management will do all we can to make that dream a reality.

Known For

Aggression
Powerful body shots
Technique

Fight Record

Fights
33
Wins
28
Draws
0

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Past Events

  • Power of Scotland 23

    Date: 26th November 2016
    Location: Lagoon Arena, Paisley

    Chris racked up another victory at Power of Scotland 23, but was made to go the whole five rounds against tireless Japanese opponent Kitano Katsu. This was a contest that demonstrated how much Chris has grown as a fighter. Katsu simply would not go down, but instead of getting frustrated, Chris chose his shots smartly and remained cool-headed from start to finish – which ultimately earned him the win via unanimous decision.

  • United Fighting Championships (UNFC1)

    Date: 22nd October 2016
    Location: The Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter

    Chris’ second consecutive fight at 67kg was a hastily-arranged affair…and it was settled in quick fashion too. Chris pinned his opponent John Scott into the corner right from the off, landing a spectacular left-right punch combination that sent him crumbling to the floor. The referee promptly called off the fight, awarding Chris the win via TKO after just 15 seconds.

  • Ultimate Muay Thai 3

    Date: 8th October 2016
    Venue: Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley

    It had been a long time since Chris had been involved in professional Muay Thai action before this clash at Ultimate Muay Thai 3, but there were no signs of rustiness from Tanko’s native Scotsman. The fight was stopped as early as the second round, with a body-shot, knee-strike combination sending his French opponent crumpling to the ground. It was great to see Chris back in the ring again, and the manner of his victory acted as a reminder of what a terrific fighter he is.

  • Power of Scotland 21

    Date: 30th April 2016
    Location: Lagoon Arena, Paisley

    Chris waltzed his way past Bruno Almeida at Power of Scotland 21, putting the Portuguese fighter down for two separate eight counts in the first round. It was another comprehensive victory in Chris’ career and a clear sign there’ll be plenty more wins to come yet.

  • Duel Grand Prix

    Date: 4th February 2017
    Location: Lightfoot Stadium, Newcastle

    Chris continued his dazzling form by romping to victory in a four-man tournament in the north-east, producing a Muay Thai masterclass to defeat Adrian Maxium and Mo Abdurahman. This duo of wins made it 28 wins from 33 bouts for the Scot, who has found his very best form since turning to Tanko colours.

Next Event

Power of Scotland 24

Date: 9th April 2017
Location: Lagoon Arena, Paisley

Chris takes on a familiar face in accustomed surroundings on April 29th – squaring off with Bad Company’s Stephen Meleady at Power of Scotland 24 for a long-awaited rematch. Both athletes are completely different beasts to what they were back then, and Chris will be looking to use the confidence gained from his recent win streak to avenge his defeat to the Irishman back in 2015 at YOKKAO 12. It’s set to be one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year, and it’s all happening at Chris’ favourite show. Can Tanko’s native Scotsman pull it off?

Power of Scotland 24

Date: 29th April 2017
Location: Lagoon Arena, Paisley

Chris takes on a familiar face in accustomed surroundings on April 29th – squaring off with Bad Company’s Stephen Meleady at Power of Scotland 24 for a long-awaited rematch. Both athletes are completely different beasts to what they were back then, and Chris will be looking to use the confidence gained from his recent win streak to avenge his defeat to the Irishman back in 2015 at YOKKAO 12. It’s set to be one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year, and it’s all happening at Chris’ favourite show. Can Tanko’s native Scotsman pull it off?