On January 14, at ONE Fight Night 6, Chingiz Allazov handed Superbon Singha Mawynn his first loss in almost five years. In doing so, 'Chinga' snatched the ONE featherweight kickboxing world title from the consensus No.1 pound-for-pound kickboxer in the world today. He did so in one of the most shocking knockouts in recent memory.
At the opening bell, the Belarusian striker started throwing heat, with Superbon Singha Mawynn meeting him strike-for-strike in the middle of the Circle. The closely contested first round saw both fighters getting a few good licks in, with Allazov slightly edging out the then-world champion.
Come round 2, Allazov decided to take matters into his own hands, literally. Seemingly unmindful of Superbon's lethal kicks, Allazov started marching forward with cindeblocks for punches. The Belarusian's frightening blitz eventually knocked the Thai legend down.
After Superbon beat the 10-count, Allazov sent him crashing back down with another flurry of punches. Superbon Singha Mawynn, ever the resilient world champion, once again beat the referee's count.
'Chinga', however, ended the night by connecting with another debilitating right hand that put the Thai down for the count, stunning the hostile crowd at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.
Watch the full fight here:
Superbon Singha Mawynn appears to be in good spirits a week after losing his world title at ONE Fight Night 6
Getting knocked out in front of your home crowd while losing the most prized possession of your career can truly devastate any world champion. Former ONE featherweight kickboxing world champion Superbon Singha Mawynn seems to be taking it in stride, however.
In a recent photo posted on Superbon's Instagram, we clearly see that the former world champion is in good spirits. Currently in Clark, New Jersey, Superbon noticeably looks calm and peaceful at the moment. Almost in a Zen-like state.
He added some inspiring words to go along with his photo:
"I just lost the fight but I will never lose my soul 👊🏽"
As the great Fedor Emelianenko once said, "the one who doesn't fall doesn't get to stand back up." Yes, Superbon was bested by a worthy adversary that night, but that doesn't mean his journey ended there. Expect the Thai superstar to regroup, get back on the drawing board, and come back even stronger than before.