ONE featherweight Muay Thai kingpin Tawanchai PK Saenchai is still holding out hope that he will be able to fight fellow Thai great Superbon Singha Mawynn at some point in the future.
In point of fact, the phenom, who is only 24 years old, has stated that he is ready to wait for Superbon to recover from his injuries and be in complete and total good health before the two of them cross paths inside the Circle.
Tawanchai’s defense of his world title against the former featherweight kickboxing world champion, who would be making his Muay Thai debut under the ONE banner, was intended to be the main event of ONE Fight Night 15, but it was postponed until a later date.
This highly anticipated battle, which many believed may have been on par with the enormous Rodtang vs. Superlek megafight that took place a month ago, was unfortunately canceled due to a calf injury.
Tawanchai has given his consent to remain on the bill, and as a result, he will engage in a three-round kickboxing bout against ‘Smokin’ Joe Nattawut, who is also a proven destroyer.
Fight fans can’t help but speculate on the outcome of a matchup between Tawanchai and Jo Nattawut, two of the best kickers in Muay Thai, despite the fact that Jo Nattawut remains a worthy opponent for Tawanchai.
The star student at PK Saenchai said that he was unhappy by the tragic turn of events, but he stated that he realizes that an athlete’s health and safety should take precedence over everything else.
During an interview prior to OFN15 that took place with the South China Morning Post, Tawanchai provided the following explanation:
Because your body is so essential, you should prioritize getting better from any injuries you may have. According to what I’ve seen in the internet world, I don’t think [Superbon] backed out of the fight because he’s afraid of me or anything else. In any case, I don’t believe that athletes and combatants are intimidated by one another.
In addition, Tawanchai desires to face Superbon at his peak performance in the event that this monumental clash takes place in the not too distant future.
If at all possible, I’d like him to be in tip-top shape when we meet face to face.
In the meantime, we will be able to witness Tawanchai’s fight against Jo Nattawut live on US Primetime on October 6 as part of ONE Fight Night 15: Le vs. Freymanov, which will be broadcast on Prime Video. North American Prime Video users get access to a free live stream of the historic night of fights that took place inside Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok.