Tyler works with coach Bert Jenkinson. Tyler Hourihan, 14, is multiple K1 and Thai boxing world champion. The young fighter has set his sights on becoming a world champion in MMA when he is older, pictured at Outkast Academy, South Yorks, Jun 22 2022. A real-life Karate kid dubbed the “mini-Connor McGregor” is ready to take on all comers after being crowned a world champion - at the age of just 14. See SWNS story SWLEboxer. Tyler Hourihan has been a part of the kickboxing industry since he was three years old, and he has won several world titles in Muay Thai and K-1 over the years. And it was when he defeated a Dutch world champion, Jahmarleylion Ohene-Djan, in a nail-biting match in the Superfight Series Championship for the under 48kg K-1 category that he earned the legendary title.