The event will be the first international sports production pilot to take place in Singapore since the country’s implementation of Covid-19-related measures earlier this year and will feature six bouts involving local and international athletes.
Since the King of the Jungle episode staged in Singapore in February, all six subsequent One tournaments took place in Thailand.
However, all bouts will take place audience-free and behind closed doors in Singapore on October 9 with only athletes, officials, and crew onsite.
The action can be enjoyed on One Championship’s official One Super App, One’s social media channels, locally in Singapore on MediaCorp’s Channel 5 and meWATCH app, as well as globally across One Championship’s broadcast and digital media partner’s properties.
In line with Singapore’s approach to resuming activities in a calibrated and safe manner, One: Reign of Dynasties will implement all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its athletes, officials, and crew, the organisers said.
Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and CEO of One Championship, stated: “The big news for One: Reign of Dynasties is, we have been holding back the location until this week and it’s going to be in Singapore. The big news for us is that we are working very closely with the Singapore government. Even though borders are still closed across Asia, this will be the start of our international events, but we are also working with other major governments across Asia for the same thing in terms of, obviously special Covid protocols to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, our staff, and obviously the residents of any country that we are hosting our international events in. This is a huge thing for us and we’re super excited and this card itself is also a very exciting one especially for Asia.
“With the Muay Thai World Championship headed by Sam-A, the legendary Sam-A, who has almost 400 professional fights, won every major title in the world, facing the unlikely underdog in a classic let’s say Rocky story, Josh Tonna -- the unlikely contender who clawed his way through the rankings and defeated a legend in Andy Howson, to earn his title shot. We also have a very exciting match up in the co-main event with undefeated Aleksi Toivonen who’s going to try to break through the rankings against Reece McLaren. The other fights are also super exciting. I believe that most of these fights will not go the distance.
"And, of course, I announced last [Monday] night, our October 30th event, though I haven't revealed the location yet, will also be an international event. I’ve revealed the top four bouts of that event.”
Published : October 06, 2020
By : THE NATION