“I expected more from Lasiri” – Rodtang Jitmuangnon believes Joseph Lasiri failed to entertain fans

[Photo Credit: ONE Championship] Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Joseph Lasiri
Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Joseph Lasiri [Photo Credit: ONE Championship]

Muay Thai prodigy Rodtang Jitmuangnon achieved a flawless victory against the ONE strawweight Muay Thai world champion 'The Hurricane' Joseph Lasiri. However, 'The Iron Man' was disappointed in his foe and wanted more.

Jitmuangnon was dominant bell to bell as he defended his ONE flyweight Muay Thai world championship at ONE on Prime Video 4. The Thai-born athlete wanted to entertain the fans more, though.

The Muay Thai phenom spoke with Tom Taylor of South China Morning Post MMA and said:

"It was great to be able to defend the world title again. However, I expected more from Lasiri because he was running away from me too much. He wasn’t entertaining for the fans, so I’m a little bit disappointed."
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'The Iron Man' wanted more engagement from his Moroccan-Italian opponent, he added:

"As a world champion himself, he could have done more to make it more entertaining, and then brawl with me instead of running away."

The power differential was notable when 'The Iron Man' and Lasiri exchanged. Even though 'The Hurricane' is a Muay Thai world champion in ONE, his power didn't translate well to a higher-weight division.

See the full interview below:


Rodtang Jitmuangnon is the biggest name in Muay Thai

Rodtang Jitmuangnon has defended his ONE Championship throne multiple times and has won hundreds of bouts. ONE CEO and founder Chatri Sityodtong has made some proud claims regarding 'The Iron Man'.

In the post-fight press conference of ONE on Prime Video 4, Sityodtong explained:

“There's no doubt that Rodtang is now the biggest global superstar that Muay Thai has ever seen in the history of the sport. If you look at his fighting style, his KO percentage...his charisma...this guy is going to be huge. In the next two or three years, he's going to be a global superstar. He has everything.”

ONE Championship will return to Amazon Prime Video for ONE on Prime Video 5. The event will air in US primetime on December 2. This fight card can be enjoyed live and for free on Prime Video for all subscribers in North America.

'The Iron Man' showboating after dropping Lasiri:

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