ONE 167: Katsuki Kitano lists his 'kicking game' and 'stamina' as his advantages over Liam Harrison

Katsuki Kitano (left) takes on Liam Harrison (right) at ONE 167. [Photos via: ONE Championship]
Katsuki Kitano (left) takes on Liam Harrison (right) at ONE 167. [Photos via: ONE Championship]

Japanese Muay Thai star Katsuki Kitano is headed for the biggest fight of his career thus far as he takes on the legendary Liam Harrison at ONE 167 on June 7.

Kitano is coming off a thrilling unanimous decision victory against Halil Kutukcu in his promotional debut last October and facing 'Hitman' so soon in his ONE Championship career will surely put him to the test.

In an interview with the world's largest martial arts promotion, Kitano, instead of being worried about what Harrison brings to the table, shared his keys to victory:

"I think my kicking game is an advantage since I've been doing Muay Thai for so long. I'm younger, so I have the stamina advantage if I train properly."

The Seishikai Gym product likes to take his time and keep his opponents guessing with how he will attack which he showcased in his promotional debut.

While a slow, methodical start works best against opponents with the same strategies, Kitano will need to step on the gas right out the gate against Harrison as the British Muay Thai star loves to get into firefights.


Muay Thai phenom gives Katsuki Kitano hints at how to beat Liam Harrison

Not only are the fans excited to watch Katsuki Kitano take on the old guard in Harrison inside the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, but also ONE fighters like rising Muay Thai star Johan Ghazali.

'Jojo' said in an interview with Sportskeeda MMA how Kitano should approach his fight with Harrison:

"I'm not too familiar with Katsuki, but knowing Liam Harrison, I feel like he'd kick his legs a lot. He won't stop doing that. And Katsuki needs to be ready all the time when Liam's gonna come at him with those kicks."

ONE 167 will air live and for free to all Prime Video subscribers in the United States and Canada.

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