“Just finish the game as soon as possible” - Superlek aims for a quick night out vs. Kongthoranee

Photo Credit: ONE Championship
Photo Credit: ONE Championship

Superlek's plan at ONE Friday Fights 68 is simple—get in and get out.

Before stepping inside the Circle for one of the most anticipated Muay Thai fights of all time at ONE 168 in September, 'The Kicking Machine' will take on streaking Thai standout Kongthoranee Sor Sommai on Friday, June 28 inside the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

It will be Superlek's second appearance of 2024 following a sensational five-round showing against Japanese kickboxing icon Takeru Segawa at ONE 165 in Tokyo. However, this time, 'The Kicking Machine' has no intention of going to the distance with his 27-year-old opposition.

"My main focus is that I will try my best to KO or maybe just finish the game as soon as possible," he told the South China Morning Post. "I'm not saying that it's easy, I'm just going to try to find his weaknesses."

Kongthoranee—a two-time Rajadamnern Stadium champion—has looked nothing short of impressive since making his ONE Championship debut in 2023. He's gone 8-1 and is sitting on a seven-fight win streak with three highlight-reel knockouts.

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

Jonathan Haggerty may attend ONE Friday Fights 68 to see Superlek vs. Kongthoranee in person

Once Superlek takes care of a bit of business in his home country, he'll begin preparations for his massive ONE world title tilt with reigning two-sport king Jonathan Haggerty. Emanating from The Mile High City—Denver, Colorado—'The Kicking Machine' will square off with Haggerty as 'The General' puts his ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world championship on the line at ONE 168 on Friday, September 6.

With it being the first-ever meeting between the two combat sports icons, Jonathan Haggerty plans on keeping a close eye on his competition in the months leading up to their showdown—including a potential appearance in Bangkok to watch Superlek's scrap with Kongthoranee firsthand.

"I'm excited to see that fight, and who knows, I might decide to make an appearance and watch their performance," Haggerty told Sportskeeda.

Follow this link for tickets for ONE 168: Denver on September 6 at Ball Arena.

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