Dan Butler


A product of All Powers Gym and protégé of Muay Thai legend Panicos Yusuf, Daniel Butler is one of the most thrilling fighters to come out of Stockport in many a year. A hard-working athlete with the ability to flip any contest on its head by switching fight styles, Dan is the Muay Thai teen to watch during 2016.

A mild-mannered student by day and Muay Thai menace by night, Dan is now a part of the All Powers furniture, having trained under the watchful eyes of both Panicos and his father Tony (a Judo coach at All Powers) since he was just nine years old. With combat sports blood coursing through his veins, Dan developed into a fearsome fighter seemingly overnight, bulldozing his way past a series of similarly aged opponents and pushing himself onto the adult Muay Thai circuit way ahead of schedule. There aren’t many fighters Dan’s age who have beaten adults on shows around the UK, and even fewer who have made the trip to Thailand to train at the esteemed Sitjaopho Muay Thai camp in Thailand on two separate occasions.

Dan is ahead of the game and continues to improve on a daily basis by training under the expert tutelage of Panicos and renowned coach Paul Tite. Dan also has a strong bond with his father, whom he spends a lot of time with both inside and outside of the gym. With the support of these key individuals, the sky’s the limit for this Tanko teen fighter.

In the short-term, Dan just wants to get better each day. His long-term aim, however, is to be as good as Panicos Yusuf; a dream that Panicos himself is eager to make a reality. If Dan remains as committed, attentive and knowledge-hungry as he has been since first ascending those stairs to All Powers gym, there’s no reason he can’t emulate the achievements of the Tanko Management Director and take the Muay Thai world by storm.

Known For

Attacking with the knee
Thai fight style

Fight Record


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Past Events

  • Cage Kings – March 2017

    Date: 4th March, 2017
    Location: Selwyn Jones Sports Centre, Newton-Le-Willows

    Dan Butler made it 11 wins from 12 fights with a clinical showing at Cage Kings in Newton-Le-Willows, defeating Luke Imeson on points. Dan experienced his first ever defeat in this arena, but never looked in danger this time around, controlling the B-Class contest with aplomb.

  • Champions Collide 2

    Date: 19th November, 2016
    Location: Mercia Venue, Coventry

    Dan’s opponent for Champions Collide 2 might have changed, but there was nothing different about the final result. The Tanko teen registered yet another win, knocking out stand-in opponent Dean Logan in the third round after a crunching knee strike eventually took its toll. Logan clambered off the ropes to continue, but less than a minute later the ref was waving his hands in the air, adding one more win to Dan’s ever-growing tally.

  • Rise To The Top 2

    Date: 28th August, 2016
    Location: Bramall Lane, Sheffield

    Dan bounced back from his first senior defeat with a comprehensive victory at Rise to the Top 2 in Sheffield. The youngster put in a fine shift in his B-Class bout with Umakhan Ibragimov, oozing with confidence from start to finish. It’s a win that puts him in good stead for his next clash – a tricky test against the experienced Liam Nolan at Champions Collide 2.

  • Fighting Machines

    Date: 25th June, 2016
    Location: Selwyn Jones Sports Centre, Newton-Le-Willows

    Dan suffered his first defeat at senior level in Newton-Le-Willows, succumbing to the skills of Irish brawler Shane O’Connell. Dan had envisaged a tough fight from the beginning, and whilst he wasn’t able to perform to the standard he would have liked on the night, he emerged on the other side of the contest feeling richer for the experience. No doubt he’ll return stronger than ever before.

Next Event


Dan’s next fight is being arranged as we speak…