- Takeru Segawa had been scheduled to make his ONE Championship debut in a superfight at flyweight against Rodtang Jitmuangnon. A Thai superstar was forced to withdraw from the fight due to an injury. Takeru instead was granted a larger opportunity for the ONE 165 main match.
Takeru aims for Best in the World status ahead of Superlek Fight
Superlek Kiatmoo9 stepped up. He put his ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship at risk. The debuting Japanese superstar will have a chance to assume the division’s throne in his first match with the organization. It made the decision to keep marching forward toward ONE 165 easy for “The Natural Born Crusher.”
“I had been preparing for months to face Rodtang, so there were feelings of frustration when he couldn’t participate. However, considering that an exceptional opponent like Superlek was arranged and it’s a World Title match, I felt there was no reason to decline this offer,” Takeru said ONE.
Superlek’s been on fire, even defeating Rodtang at his last fight. Takeru, who knows how talented the Thai strikers are, is not wasting any time in training. He treats this as his last chance and will give fans in Ariake Arena an exclusive…