As he prepares to make his debut in ONE Championship, Dmitry Menshikov is well aware that there is no room for frivolity or distraction.
The Russian behemoth kickstarts his stint at ONE Fight Night 11 on June 9, eying to pull a major win over powerful two-sport world champion Regian Eersel inside Bangkok’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
It is easy to see that the odds are stacked against him going into this lightweight Muay Thai brawl. But Dmitry Menshikov doesn’t see a way in which he falls to the Surinamese-Dutch athlete.
In his perspective, he’s ready to turn heads, capture ONE gold, and put a final nail in the coffin, and end Regian Eersel’s 21-fight win streak.
During an interview with ONE Championship, the Muay Thai athlete who competes for Empire Club and Kuzbass stated:
“I’m going to win the fight, whether it’s by knockout or by decision,” I said. I’m going to put an end to his run of victories.”
However, it is much simpler to give advice than it is to follow it. Especially if you include a combatant of the caliber of Eersel in the equation.
The Sityodtong Amsterdam member has soared from one height to another throughout his stay at the global stage of ONE, generating incredible barnburner fights on his road to the ONE lightweight kickboxing and Muay Thai crown.
In his most recent encounter, the 30-year-old beat down Sinsamut Klinmee to defend his “art of eight limbs” world title.
Should he succeed in his test against Dmitry Menshikov, the father of two will surely establish himself as one of the key strikers on the ONE roster.
Catch the two lightweight Muay Thai artists take it down at ONE Fight Night 11 on Friday, June 9. North American fans with an Amazon Prime subscription can watch the entire card live and for free.