“Down the line, for sure” - Jonathan Di Bella open to Muay Thai switch after he’s accomplished his kickboxing goals

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Photo Credit: ONE Championship

Jonathan Di Bella is interested in making the move to Muay Thai, once he's accomplished all of his goals in the world of kickboxing first. Once upon a time, Di Bella was the reigning ONE strawweight kickboxing world champion.

Sadly, his reign came to an end after he failed to make hydration for his title clash with Prajanchai at ONE Friday Fights 58.

Determined to reclaim the crown he never lost, the undefeated Canadian-Italian star will return to the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Friday, June 28 for a rescheduled scrap with Prajanchai — the winner leaving with the vacated strawweight kickboxing crown.

Speaking with Calf Kick Sports ahead of ONE Friday Fights 68, Jonathan Di Bella spoke about a potential run in the art of eight limbs, but not before he crosses a couple of items off his kickboxing bucket list.

"100 percent. Sure," Di Bella said about a move to Muay Thai. "I've always been intrigued by a Muay Thai fight. But my focus right now is on gaining my kickboxing belt back. And then defending it in the United States. But down the line, for sure."
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Jonathan Di Bella faces his toughest test yet at ONE Friday Fights 68

Thus far, Jonathan Di Bella has maintained his perfect record in kickboxing, winning 12 straight bouts including a pair of dominant decision victories over 'Fighting Rooster' Zhang Peimian and three-sport superstar Danial Williams.

At ONE Friday Fights 68, Di Bella will face his toughest test to date when he meets reigning ONE strawweight Muay Thai world titleholder Prajanchai.

With 342 career wins to his credit, Prajanchai is one of the most experienced fighters in all of ONE Championship. He will ride into the Mecca of Muay Thai on a four-fight win streak, including victories against Kompet Fairtex, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, and Akram Hamidi.

However, it was his sensational 88-second KO of Joseph Lasiri to reclaim the strawweight Muay Thai title that has earned him a shot at becoming a two-sport king.

Who leaves with the gold when two of combat sports' greatest strikers collide in The Land of Smiles?

ONE Championship will present ONE Friday Fights 68 live from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, June 28.

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Edited by Anurag Mitra
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