There is a possibility that followers of ONE Championship are not familiar with Alex Roberts; but, in just a few short hours, the Australian standout will publicly present himself to those who are watching from all around the world.
A few short weeks after winning the WBC heavyweight Muay Thai world title, Roberts will be competing for the 26 pounds of ONE Championship gold at ONE Fight Night 17 on Prime Video. This will be his first promotional fight, and it will be his first opportunity to compete for the title.
The promotion is providing fans with a view into the amazing training regimen that ‘The Viking’ follows in preparation for his bout against Roman Kryklia, a knockout artist from Ukraine. The fight night is just around the horizon.
“Alex Roberts brings the power that is ” 💪 Is it possible for the Australian superstar to successfully defend the first-ever ONE Heavyweight Muay Thai World Title against Roman Kryklia on this coming Friday? 👑
Lyndon Knowles, a star from the United Kingdom, was defeated by Roberts via decision on October 14, allowing Roberts to successfully claim the WBC heavyweight title. In the event that he is successful in winning his first ONE global title on Friday night, he will be looking to finish his 2023 with a bang.
Alex Roberts is proud to be a part of history at ONE Fight Night 17
Alex Roberts will not only be making his debut, but he will also be included in the annals of ONE Championship history at ONE Fight Night 17, where he will compete for the first ever heavyweight Muay Thai title. The following is what “The Viking” had to say about the opportunity he had to be a part of a significant first for the promotion:
I believe that the sport is consistently progressing, and now that ONE has opened up the heavyweight division, the sport will continue to expand and attract a far wider audience. I believe there are some extremely important fights to be made in the heavyweight division, and I am looking forward to being a part of them.
If Roman Kryklia continues his reign of terror over the heavyweight class and wins his second title in as many sports, will Alex Roberts make the most of his opportunity and depart the Mecca of Muay Thai with another world championship? Or will Roman Kryklia continue to dominate the heavyweight division?
All of the action from ONE Fight Night 17 will be available to Prime Video customers in North America, and they will be able to watch it live and for free during primetime in the United States on December 8.