“A young Manny Pacquiao” - Fans give their takes on Thai megastar Rodtang’s electrifying fighting style

Rodtang Jitmuangnon (Image credit: ONE Championship)
Rodtang Jitmuangnon (Image credit: ONE Championship)

ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong gave massive praise to reigning ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon for being an exciting fighter and a great individual.

Sityodtong voiced this one during a recent video that ONE Championship released on Instagram, as they captioned it with:

"Rodtang is Rodtanging 😎👊 What do you expect to see from Rodtang vs. Denis Puric at ONE 167 on @primevideo? @yodchatri @rodtang_jitmungnon"

In the video, Sityodtong discussed 'The Iron Man' not only being a crowd darling for his entertaining style of fighting but also his intellectual approach to life decisions and life goals.

Fans also chimed in on tipping their hats to Rodtang, as positive messages poured in for the video. Users @angperegrino, @call_me_s4mi, @wf11_strength_club, @katfitnessdiary, and @jasonsmith8874 spearheaded the praise through their comments:

"He reminds me of a young manny pacquiao. Very smart in the ring and smart with business and family life too."
"Rodtang is that fighter you don't even know, but after seeing a fight he stays in your mind forever. Rodtang is my roman empire."
"Bloke is a force, born for combat. One of my favourite fighters of all time. Expect a demolition in the coming fight 🤩"
"Rodtang is born to shine ✨"
"The amount of punishment Rodtang takes does worry me when we consider life after the ring!!! F***ing legend though!!!🥊🥊⭐️⭐️💪💪"
Screenshot of fans’ comments
Screenshot of fans’ comments

Rodtang makes his highly anticipated return against Denis Puric at ONE 167

After suffering a serious hand injury earlier this year, Rodtang will make his much-awaited return to action on June 7 at ONE 167.

The Jitmuangnon Gym representative is scheduled to meet Denis Puric in a flyweight kickboxing match inside the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Rodtang wants to collect his 15th victory under the world's largest martial arts organization.

ONE 167 is available live and free to all Prime Video subscribers in North America in U.S. primetime on June 7.

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