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Chatri Sityodtong comments on state of a stacked featherweight kickboxing division

Photo Credits: ONE Championship
Photo Credits: ONE Championship

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong believes the ONE featherweight kickboxing division is the absolute best in the world.

In a recent interview with the South China Morning Post, Sityodtong looked at the top four fighters in the division who he believes to be the four best kickboxers alive.

“I think between Superbon, Chingiz, Giorgio, and possibly Marat, between those four, it’s a game of inches you know. It’s a game of not even, it’s a hair on your head. One mistake with any of these guys and you’re out right? So it’s possible that the belt goes around between these four guys. If I’m not mistaken they’ve beaten each other as well. Giorgio has beaten Chingiz, Superbon has beaten Giorgio, Giorgio has beaten Marat, Superbon has beaten Marat. It’s like this musical chairs.”

For context: Superbon, Chingiz Allazov, Giorgio Petrosyan, and Marat Grigorian have a combined win total of 343 victories. All four men are reigning world champions.

“This division is pound-for-pound the greatest kickboxing division globally. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts. They are the, the top five or seven guys in the featherweight division are just killers. Killers.”

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ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong shares excitement for the ONE Openweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix

ONE Championship has delivered fans a series of blockbuster announcements as of late, but perhaps the one that got the most people talking was the announcement of an Openweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix tournament. 16 of the greatest strikers in the world will square off against one another regardless of weight class to determine who is truly the best on the planet.

Speaking to SCMP MMA, Chatri Sityodtong shared his excitement over the groundbreaking tournament, saying:

"We’re looking for this Openweight Grand Prix to be truly like when you look at them you’re like ‘Wow, these are the greatest strikers on the planet irrespective of weight class.’ So it would be hard to win, no matter who you are."

The ONE CEO did not provide any additional details on the tournament as of yet, but fans are already buzzing over what is sure to be a striker’s delight featuring a who’s who of combat sports superstars.

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