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Aung La N Sang confident of another world title run


Former two-division ONE World Champion Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang is angling toward another championship run after his destruction of Gilberto Galvao this past Saturday.

The Burmese superstar needed just a single round to dispatch his Brazilian opponent in their 97.5-kilogram catchweight bout at ONE Fight Night 6: Superbon vs. Allazov at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

After losing a decision to Vitaly Bigdash, Aung La N Sang has won back-to-back fights in the most impressive fashion, finishing the aforementioned Galvao and the legendary Yushin Okami before that, and he believes he’s ready for another shot at the strap.

“I mean, I’ve been the most dominant champion. So, I feel like two finishes and two fights should be it, but it’s up to Chatri,” he said.

“I have one run in me and I need to make the most of it. It’s really up to Chatri and the ONE team, but I’m ready, man. I’m ready whenever you guys are.”

If the Kill Cliff FC representative is to be asked, he already has a prospective date in mind.

Aung La N Sang is hoping to be a part of history as ONE breaks ground in the United States for the first time this May with ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III, and it totally makes sense for him.

The hulking middleweight is already in the U.S. training with Henri Hooft at Kill Cliff FC in Florida. But based on how the Burmese fans showed up at the Impact Arena and turned it into their own little Myanmar, Aung La N Sang’s draw is no question.

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“I know there’s a card in Denver, that will be cool. And my friends and I will show up in any city in the world,” he said.

“We have 60 million Burmese in the world. They’re going to show up no matter which city it is.

But will he be targeting the ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship currently held by Anatoly Malykhin or run it back with ONE Middleweight World Champion Reinier de Ridder? Aung La N Sang insists it’s the latter.

“I’m coming back down to middleweight. I look too bulky; I look kind of chunky. Even at this catchweight. I’m naturally a middleweight,” he said.

“So, I’m just going to stay at middleweight, stay in my lane. If you have too much territory to defend, it’s hard. For me, I just want to focus on middleweight.”

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