The injury bug continues to plague the ONE Valor of Champions card set on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
First, as reported by our friends from Dojo Drifter, Paul “Typhoon” Cheng pulled out of his match against the URCC Heavyweight Champion Igor Subora. Then, just last night, Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai (3-1-1NC) had to pull out of his match against Amir Khan (2-1).
Here’s a message he posted on Facebook apologizing to his team, his opponent, and to his fans.
Have to say Sorry to everyone on my side or even my opponent’s side for the upcoming ONE FC this Friday.
After I got an unfortunate accident last week that cause me a dislocated toe joint and same time with a major infection of my eye and it start to be pink eye in both of my eyes that cause me a lot suffer on my vision that I can not see anything clearly and can not put any weight on my toe or doing any kind of Footworks right now.
.I have to say that I can not make it for the Fight this Friday in Manila. I cannot compete at my best, or can say that I can not do any workout right now.
First I have to apologize to One Championship and my opponent Amir Khan to make the waste of his time. And have to apologize to my gym Bangkok Fight Lab and my coach, Coach Lee Livingstone who had pushing me a lot through the hard training. Have to apologize to Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand and Banchamek Gym that helping me a lot on a great training camp but I can not show the result of the training in the fight.
And Finally, have to apologize to my big bro Arnaud TheGame Lepont whos always helping me on this career and his gym California Fitness & Yoga Centers Vietnam for the support.
Will keep recover and will keep training hard, hope will be another chance to fight soon.”
-From Shannon Wiratchai
We at Tiebreaker Times are wishing OneShin a speedy recovery.