According to Superlek, it is the “perfect time” to battle Rodtang because: “We were unable to hide from one another any longer”

The current holder of the ONE flyweight kickboxing world championship, Superlek Kiatmoo9, has stated that he has avoided a bout with his close friend and fellow Thai superstar, Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

The phrase “The Kicking Machine” has been used numerous times to deflect inquiries about the possibility of him fighting another great flyweight fighter by declaring that he would prefer fight non-Thai opponents.

This tune was eventually modified when ONE Championship announced the most anticipated Muay Thai fight of the century would be the main event of the action-packed ONE Friday Fights 34 fight program that will take place on September 22.

The fight between Superlek and Rodtang will take place at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, and the winner will walk away with the ONE flyweight Muay Thai belt as well as all the bragging rights in the globe. In the meantime, the two fighters have agreed to put their friendship to one side.

Superlek remarked in an interview with ONE Championship that the timing of this monumental fight was perfect and that the stars had finally aligned to make this dream match-up a reality:

“I believe that now is the ideal time for us to compete against one another. No matter how hard we tried, we just couldn’t outrun each other any more. The time is now just as it should be.”

Fans have been salivating over the prospect of Superlek and Rodtang engaging in a battle to decide who is the best 135-pound striker on the earth for quite some time now. Both men have demonstrated excellence in their individual careers inside the ONE Championship organization.

As a result of ‘The Iron Man’s injury, which forced the postponement of their initial match at ONE Fight Night 8 in March of last year, some fans gave up hope that this confrontation would ever take place.

It would appear that our prayers have been heard by the gods of combat, and now we can all hardly wait for what will likely go down in history as the most important match in the history of Muay Thai.

The weekly fight show ONE Friday Fights is streamed for free on the official YouTube channel for ONE Championship.

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