“The Killer Kid” Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong’s journey in Kickboxing and Muay Thai has taken him to different parts of the planet.
Now he’s out to prove himself in the only promotion he is yet to conquer – ONE Championship.
Sitthichai makes his highly anticipated debut in ONE Super Series Kickboxing as he takes on fellow debutant and longtime rival Superbon in a featherweight super bout at ONE: No Surrender in Bangkok, Thailand this Friday, July 31.
“The reason I joined ONE Championship was because there are a lot of great fighters,” Sitthichai told ONEFC.com.
“There are a lot of great fighters here that no other places have. I want to prove myself on this world-class stage, and I want the World Championship Title here.”
But before he takes on some new faces and challenges, he needs to settle an old score first.
Back in 2016, the pair met twice in China with the Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai Camp standout scoring a knockout win in their first match-up.
Superbon then evened the score eight months later by scoring a decision victory.
The pair has then carved out amazing careers and it is only fitting that they settle their old rivalry under the brightest lights of ONE.
“This will be the judgment bout of who will be the best and number one in the world,” he said.
“I am confident that I will win this time because I am more experienced and I am training really hard for this. If I see chances to knock him out, I will [take them].”’
Asked about his opponent, Sitthichai did not hold back on the praises on his rival – noting his compatriot’s speed as his main cause of concern.
“Superbon’s style is fast and various. He’s got a very dangerous knee and a fast high kick that you really need to watch out for,” Sitthichai shared.
“You cannot really see it coming because his high kick is super fast. He’s also got the knee and now the punches as well. He’s quite dangerous.”
Still, Sitthichai is confident
“I believe that my basic kickboxing is much better,” he says.
“I also have fast and heavier punches. I don’t think about his weak points. Instead, I focus more on his strong weapons, which are the knee and head kick.”
Catch ONE: No Surrender this Friday, July 31 at 8:30 pm. It will be aired live on One Sports, One Sports+ and the ONE Super App. It will also run on encore on TV5 the next day, August 1 at 11 p.m.
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