ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong believes that Superlek Kiatmoo9 is still in its prime and will remain a force to be reckoned with for the foreseeable future.
The ONE boss shared in a recent interview with the South China Morning Post how ‘The Kicking Machine’ is in fighting shape and that he still has many goals to progress in his career.
‘There’s no way he’s going to retire. He’s only 27 years old, he’s a killer in top form, injury-free, and there’s no way he’s going to stop it. I think he’s going to try to go for an MMA world title or at least defend his [kickboxing] world title and breaks records.”
Watch the interview below:
Superlek, the reigning flyweight kickboxing world champion, will compete for the division’s Muay Thai gold against reigning titleholder Rodtang Jitmuangnon in an all-Thai clash at ONE Friday Fights 34 on September 22 in Bangkok.
It will be his fifth appearance this year alone and Superlek will also be looking to make it five consecutive victories as he hunts for a second world title.
Rodtang, meanwhile, makes the sixth defense of the championship title he won in August 2019.
His last successful defense came in May at ONE’s first-ever live ground event in the United States, where he defeated Mexican challenger Edgar Tabares in the second round of their title fight.
ONE Friday Fights 34 takes place at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and is available for free on the official ONE Championship YouTube page.