For these unfamiliar with Tawanchai PK.Saenchai’s street to changing into a ONE world champion, contemplate this a primer for Friday’s ONE Battle Evening 7 occasion.
ONE Championship has uploaded a close to 10-minute spotlight reel from each one of many ONE featherweight Muay Thai world champion’s fights within the promotion, main as much as his capturing of the belt final September.
Have a look to see what his opponent Jamal Yusupov is up towards this weekend:
The younger Muay Thai prodigy made his debut with ONE Championship towards Sean Clancy in 2021, when he was simply 21 years outdated. Clancy was clearly overmatched as his Thai opponent battered and bloodied him over two rounds.
By the point the third spherical started, Tawanchai had gathered sufficient reads on Clancy to have the ability to land the killshot through a head kick 35 seconds into spherical three.
He as soon as once more displayed his sleek however stinging assault towards Niclas Larsen and Saemapetch Fairtex, each of whom he completed with a straight left hand. The 2 victories arrange his first win streak in ONE Championship and granted Tawanchai a shot at Petchmorakot Petchyindee’s featherweight world championship.
He would profit from the shot with a blinding, but exhausting, five-round effort towards Petchmorakot that awarded him the ONE world championship in Muay Thai.
Tawanchai will look so as to add to his rising spotlight reel in only a few days as he defends his world title towards Russia’s Jamal Yusupov within the co-main occasion of ONE Battle Evening 7.
Competing in Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is an expertise of nostalgia for Tawanchai
Generally, the setting of the battle issues virtually as a lot because the precise bout.
Like boxing at Madison Sq. Backyard, many younger Muay Thai fighters dream of competing in arenas like Bangkok’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. Tawanchai PK. Saenchai is checking off that a part of his bucket record this Friday within the co-main occasion of ONE Battle Evening 7.
The world champion spoke to ONE Championship about what preventing within the historic enviornment means to him, as he appears so as to add his title to the ledger of historical past:
“It’s the nostalgic feeling. Lumpinee is essentially the most revered stadium, which has accommodated one of the best Muay Thai fighters. There are such a lot of that develop into well-known after preventing on this stadium.”
Tawanchai is on his approach to changing into one other hero honored by the partitions of Lumpinee. And, at simply 23 years outdated, it’s prone to be the primary of many appearances.
Standing towards him is Russia’s Jamal Yusupov, who’s undefeated in ONE Championship and coming off a win over ‘Smokin’ Jo Nattawut final July.
The battle is the co-main occasion of ONE Championship’s seventh straight occasion on the venue. ONE Fight Night 7 goes down on February 24 and airs in US primetime for subscribers of Amazon Prime in North America.