“I’m training harder than ever” - Sinsamut Klinmee aims for a fairy tale ending to his dream 2022 run

Sinsamut Klinmee. (Image courtesy of ONE)
Sinsamut Klinmee. (Image courtesy of ONE)

ONE lightweight kickboxing world title challenger Sinsamut Klinmee is primed to have one of the best freshman years of any fighter in ONE Championship.

Klinmee debuted in ONE by knocking out kickboxing legend Nieky Holzken in what could be the biggest upset of the year. 'Aquaman' followed it up with a one-punch KO of former WBC Muay Thai world champion Liam Nolan back in July.

All that's left to do now to make this year a fairy-tale-come-true is win a world title around his waist. This is something that Klinmee will have the chance to do once he faces ONE lightweight kickboxing king, Regian 'The Immortal' Eersel, for the inaugural ONE lightweight Muay Thai world title at ONE on Prime Video 3.

During ONE's Virtual Media Day for the event, the Thai fighter got into a face-off interview with the world champ. When asked if it feels surreal being in a world title match despite just having two fights in the promotion, Sinsamut Klinmee said:

"I’m glad, I’m feeling really glad, I’m training harder than ever to bring this belt back home. The only thing I’m feeling and thinking about right now is bringing that belt back home."

'Aquaman' has his eyes set on the target and come October 21st, he'll need the power of a tidal wave to overcome the toughness and aggression of 'The Immortal'.

Sinsamut Klinmee looks to honor his fighting family by wearing gold at ONE on Prime Video 3

In ONE's virtual press conference, Sinsamut Klinmee revealed that he comes from a family of Muay Thai world champions. He cites his father and his uncles as great examples and he's set to follow in their footsteps.

“My dad was a fighter. He was a champion. My entire family, all champions. They set an example, and that’s what I’d like to follow.”

'Sinsamut Klinmee further expounded:

“My close relatives like my uncles are all Muay Thai Champions. My uncles are famous Muay Thai fighters. You may have heard the names Yok Thai Sit-Or, Rambaa Somdet, and Tappaya Sit-Or. We have WBC and WBA [Boxing] World Champions in our family."

Yok Thai Sit-Or is a former Lumpinee Stadium champion who captured the WBA super flyweight world title in 1996. Rambaa Somdet is a former flyweight champion in Shooto while Tappaya Sit-Or is a former WMC world lightweight champion and a Rajadamnern Stadium lightweight champion.

It's a lofty crowd to follow and live up to, but if there's anyone who can ride the waves of adversity and set an example for his family, it's 'Aquaman'.

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