In 2015, Tanko Management recruited a young female Muay Thai fighter by the name of Dakota Ditcheva. A few months down the line, her name was etched onto the ISKA British title and her face was splashed across the national press. Unsurprisingly, when the opportunity arose to enlist her older sibling on our roster, there was no hesitation. By June 2016, Cody Ditchev was sat in Tanko HQ signing on the dotted line.
Cody has been around combat sports for as long as he can recall, but didn’t fully immerse himself in Muay Thai training until he was 15. Since then, he’s gotten a little more disciplined, a little more focused and considerably more accomplished. After leaving school, Cody went on to sixth form to study Business Studies/Management. As interesting as he found the course, it never inspired him to pack a bag and hit University. Instead, Cody found himself spending more time within the confines of Northern Spirit gym – learning more about the art of eight limbs. Now, at the age of 19, Cody is following in the footsteps of his family members and considering a career in combat sports.
A fighter who’s developing quite a reputation in Muay Thai, Cody has emerged victorious in many of his bouts through a combination of smart striking and technical proficiency. He prides himself on possessing the patience and capability to choose effective shots during fights, a skill he credits his mother (Lisa Howarth) and corner team with helping him develop.
Cody is taking his Muay Thai career one step at a time, but harbours ambitions to head out into the homeland one day and train with some of the best fighters in the world. He also dreams of competing on the biggest shows in the east, hoping to share the ring with the finest competitors that Thailand has to offer.
Dakota and Cody spent their childhood growing up alongside one another in the gym, and now they’ll spend their adolescence fighting together as Tanko Management athletes. It’s thrilling stuff, and we’ll do everything we can to support these sensational siblings in their quest for combat sports success.
Kiatphontip Thai Boxing Show
Date: 31st July 2016
Location: The Queens Hotel, Leeds
Cody triumphed in his B-Class bout at The Queens Hotel in Leeds, defeating Spencer Brown over five rounds. It was a fifth straight win for Cody, and the fifth time in a row his fight had gone all the way. Another solid showing was exactly what Cody was aiming for when he was drafted in late for this contest, and he did his fans, corner and teammates proud with a valiant effort.
Date: 9th April, 2016
Location: NE6 Suite, Newcastle
Cody picked up the Dual National Muay Thai Championship on 9th April, defeating the highly rated Kevin Carr at the NE6 Suite in Newcastle via unanimous decision. This was Cody’s first title win at senior level and signalled his intent to make a name for himself in Muay Thai.
Cody’s next fight is being arranged as we speak…