Chingiz Allazov is glowing with confidence after becoming the ONE featherweight kickboxing world champion.
Eight days after knocking out Superbon Singha Mawynn, ‘Chinga’ is riding high as he waits for his first title defense. The 29-year-old made a statement at ONE Fight Night 6 on Prime Video, giving him confidence against any future opponent.
During an interview with SCMP MMA, Allazov had this to say about the featherweight kickboxing division:
“Marat Grigorian is a dangerous fighter. He has good power. He can go forward. Same as [Giorgio] Petrosyan, although he got knocked out big when Superbon beat him. Maybe he comes [back]. Whoever wins fights me, no problem. I like this fight… Maybe, if he has a speedy recovery, no problem. I would love to fight Petrosyan, Grigorian, or Sitthichai. For me, no problem for my opponent.”
Allazov has taken out the number one contender, Superbon, and the number three contender, Sitthichai Sitsongpeenongn, in his last two fights. The most worthy contender for the next featherweight title shot would likely be Marat Grigorian unless the Singha Mawynn fighter gets an immediate rematch.
Regardless of the opponent, Allazov will be ready to defend his throne.
Watch Chingiz Allazov's interview with SCMP MMA below:
Chingiz Allazov believes he can evolve before fighting again
Chingiz Allazov’s hard work and dedication led to a career-defining moment at ONE Fight Night 6. Despite the 29-year-old reaching the top of the mountain, he hasn’t lost motivation to keep improving. During the same interview with SCMP MMA, Allazov had this to say about evolving before fighting again:
“I’m ready and maybe in other fights I can give 100 percent. I’ll be more technical, make my speed more, and maybe even have more power.”
Allazov’s determination to become a world champion was tested during his ONE Championship tenure. ‘Chinga’ lost his promotional debut in April 2021, returning with added motivation. He continued to work hard and won three consecutive fights to become the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.
The reigning champion is now looking to further his legacy by clearing out a division stacked with world-class talent.