Muay Thai World Champions to debut at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS in Bangkok
Two decorated Muay Thai world champions will be making their debut on the biggest martial arts stage in the world, as Thailand’s Superlek Kiatmoo9 and “Left Savage” Kongsak P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym are slated for their ONE Super Series debut at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS on Saturday, 16 February at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 23-year old Superlek, the nephew of legend Singdam Kiatmoo9, brings with him an impressive 120-28-2 professional Muay Thai record, as well as a remarkable list of accolades including being a three-division Thailand national champion, a two-division Lumpinee Stadium champion and a WBC World Champion among many others.
The native of Buriram will be facing Cambodia’s Lao Chetra in a flyweight Muay Thai bout to kick off the opening card.
“I’m so excited because this is my first time in ONE Championship. It’s a new and bigger stage, new rules -- everything is new. I have never seen anything like this before,” he expressed.
“Joining ONE Championship makes me proud and happy because this is the world stage. It’s definitely the biggest organization I’ve ever competed in my life. I have to do my best to go as far as I can, as my goal is to become a ONE World Champion,” he added.
Earning a co-main event spot in just his first appearance under the ONE banner is 29-year old Muay Thai icon Kongsak, who comes in with an unparalleled wealth of experience.
With over 160 career wins in over 220 professional Muay Thai bouts to go along with a number of championships the P.K. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym product is easily one of the biggest Muay Thai stars to join the ONE Super Series ranks.
The “Left Savage” is a two-division Lumpinee Stadium titleholder with two runs as the 130-pound champion, a Thailand National Champion, a WMC Champion, and a winner of the Sports Writers Association of Thailand Fighter of the Year award.
Kongsak brings his extensive Muay Thai background to the ONE ring as he faces Russian standout Alaverdi Ramazanov in a bantamweight Muay Thai co-main event.
“This is the first time I will be competing for ONE Championship,” said Kongsak. ‘It’s a new challenge for me to get onto the world stage, and to compete among so many good opponents.”
“It’s a good challenge and I welcome all challenges. I have to prepare and show my style and class as well. I want to start building my confidence in my next fight and for the future,” he continued.