Superbon outlines plan to conquer two sports 


Superbon reclaimed a share of the spoils at the top of the featherweight kickboxing division this past weekend, but he is hungry for more. 

The Thai superstar became the ONE interim featherweight kickboxing world champion at ONE Lumpinee 58 on Friday, April 5, at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok after a hard-fought five-round win over old foe Marat Grigorian. 

By Superbon’s estimation, the bout was among the toughest of his gold-laden 151-fight professional career. 

“I think this is the hardest fight in my career, but I’m happy to beat him,” he said. 

“I think he did a lot better this time around. He changed his game a bit to close the distance and threw a lot of punches. But I came prepared. I think I’ve done everything to win every round. There were rounds that I didn’t do good, but I think I did enough to get the win.” 

The victory extended Superbon’s lead to 2-1 in his series against Grigorian, but the 33-year-old now has another former opponent in his sights – reigning divisional king Chingiz Allazov. 

The Superbon Training Center representative hopes to settle the score with the Azerbaijani striker after losing his featherweight kickboxing strap to Allazov in a January 2023 second-round shocker. 

It’s all part of his grand plan to stand alone as the undisputed best featherweight striker on the planet. 

“Of course, I want to be the No.1 in kickboxing,” he said. 

“The goal is to become the champion in kickboxing and to also become the champion in Muay Thai. I [also] want a rematch [with Tawanchai PK Saenchai].” 

Superbon came up agonisingly short in his bid to take home the ONE featherweight Muay Thai world title in December when he lost a razor-thin decision to reigning champion Tawanchai.