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Thailand’s Superlek “The Kicking Machine” Kiatmoo9 is preparing for the biggest bout of his career against reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Ilias Ennahachi.

 

The two-time former Lumpinee Stadium World Champion is brushing up on his kickboxing skills in preparation for a tough test in the main event of ONE: Fists of Fury, which will be televised live from Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, February 26.

The Thai warrior, No 2 in the ONE flyweight rankings, has enlisted a teammate to help him prepare for his kickboxing debut and an entirely new set of rules.

“I’ve studied the kickboxing rules set during training, and I can say I’m ready to put on a good show. My friend, Petchpanomrung Kiatmoo9 helped me a lot during camp. He taught me a lot of tips and techniques that I didn’t know before. I’ll have to thank him for helping me when this is over,” said Superlek.

“Becoming a world champion in ONE Super Series is one of the biggest dreams I’ve ever had in my fighting career. I’ve seen some of the best Thai fighters win the belt, and I’m glad for the opportunity to finally be able to compete for it. I’ll be very proud if I can become the world champion, so I’ll do my best to take the belt.”

ONE: Fists of Fury is a three-part series, beginning on Friday.

Also on the card is kickboxing legend Giorgio Petrosyan, ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon, and rising teenage star Victoria “The Prodigy” Lee, who makes her debut.

Superlek is ecstatic to be part of such a huge event and is looking forward to once again representing Thailand on the world stage.

“Representing my home country of Thailand on the biggest global stage of competition is an honour. I am among so many greats and legends of the sport. I feel very privileged to be here and to get the chance to showcase my skills in front of millions of fans around the world. The platform ONE Championship has built is excellent, and I want to bring glory and honour to my fans back home,” he said.

“For all the Thai fans, I want to say thank you for your support. Please keep supporting me for this upcoming fight for the world title. I’ll do my best and bring back the belt for you.”

Published : February 24, 2021

By : THE NATION