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WATCH: Tawanchai play spars with Rodtang Jitmuangnon

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(left) Tawanchai PK. Saenchai play spars with Rodtang Jitmuangnon [Credit: ONE Championship]
(left) Tawanchai PK. Saenchai play spars with Rodtang Jitmuangnon [Credit: ONE Championship]

Two world champions, Tawanchai and Rodtang Jitmuangnon, were recently seen play sparring outside the usual confines of their gym in recent footage released by ONE Championship.

The Muay Thai superstars were in stitches as they played a game of "one-touch" using only their legs to score points. ONE Championship shared the clip with the caption:

“Just a couple of World Champs doing World Champ things 🤩"

Watch the hilarious footage below:

Featherweight Muay Thai king Tawanchai PK.Saenchai is on his way to making history again with his first world-title defense on February 25 at ONE Fight Night 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II.

The Thai standout is coming off one of the greatest performances of his career after defeating Muay Thai star Petchmorakot Petchyindee to win the featherweight strap.

Meanwhile, his next opponent, Turkish rising star Jamal Yusupov, is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former WMC Muay Thai world champion Jo Nattawut.

Despite having a more sporadic timeline compared to the defending titleholder, Yusupov is a pressure fighter who is not intimidated to engage in a brawl. Since both warriors are southpaws, it will be intriguing to see how the two will pair together.


Rewatch Tawanchai shock the world with upset victory over former Muay Thai kingpin Petchmorakot Petchyindee

The Muay Thai world wasn’t prepared for a new era in the sport when Tawanchai clashed with Petchmorakot Petchyindee last September at ONE 161.

The 23-year-old youngster toiled for years to make his dream a reality; which was remarkably fulfilled in classic fashion. The fight began with the Thai star taking full control of the first round with a combination of stunning leg kicks from the onset.

The onslaught continued into the second frame, as Petchmorakot struggled to find his rhythm against the challenger's speed and movement.

Mid-round, however, Petchmorakot seemed to be picking up the pace. He landed good leg kicks and punches to the body as he tried to close the distance. By that point, the 23-year-old athlete was exhausted, but he never stopped pushing the pace.

Returning fire with fire, the young challenger pushed through to the end to sway the decision.

Re-watch the five-round battle below:

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Edited by Harvey Leonard
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