Shannon Wiratchai motivated to bounce back in Bangkok
Coming up short in two of his last three outings, Thai mixed martial arts hero Shannon “One Shin” Wiratchai is more determined than ever to bounce back and right his ship, as he returns to action at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS on Saturday, 16 February.
Fortunately for the 30-year old star, he gets to begin his road back to redemption at home in Bangkok, Thailand.
Wiratchai says that being able to perform at home is an experience unlike any other.
“My career in ONE Championship has taken me all across the region, performing in front of huge crowds in iconic arenas in Asia,” shared Wiratchai. “But performing in front of my hometown fans in Bangkok will always be special to me.”
An eleven bout veteran under the ONE Championship banner, Wiratchai can easily be considered one of the promotion’s longest-tenured stars, having made his debut at ONE: PRIDE OF A NATION back in 2012.
“I would like to thank ONE Championship for the opportunity to compete here in Bangkok and to showcase my skills as a world-class martial artist to fans all over the globe.”
Always a fringe contender in the lightweight division, Wiratchai is now ready to make a move to become a legitimate top star in the most talent-filled weight class in ONE Championship.
“I started to aim for the top again – the top guys. It’s good inspiration and motivation for the next year,” Wiratchai stated on the ONE Championship website.
“I am ready for anyone in the division,” Wiratchai added.
With all of Bangkok firmly behind him, the Bangkok Fight Lab and Tiger Muay Thai representative vows to put on a show for his hometown fans.
“I vow to put forth my best effort in my next match, and to prove to everyone that I still belong at the top of my division.”