After a successful campaign in Paris over the weekend, the three-division K-1 kickboxing champion Takeru Segawa is looking ahead to better opportunities.
The ONE Championship is excited to announce that the rising star from Japan has signed a multi-fight contract with the promotion, and he is scheduled to make his long-awaited debut at some point in 2018. As a result, Takeru marked the occasion of his departure from the worldwide scene by making his promotional debut on the continent of Europe.
At the MTGP Impact, which took place in Paris, France, he competed against ‘British Bulldog’ Bailey Sugden in an attempt to win the vacant ISKA and KGP K-1 World lightweight (-61 kg) crowns. Takeru established himself as the proud owner of two world championship belts after defeating the UK superstar in front of a sold-out crowd at the Zenith Arena. Takeru won the fight via technical knockout with a head kick in the fifth round.
On Instagram, he sent a statement that may be translated into the following message below to convey his gratitude to his online followers for their support during his hard-won victory.
Winner from a very long time ago. The applause that I received from the citizens of France brought a huge smile to my face. Many times, I considered having two operations, taking time off for illness, or retiring; nonetheless, I’m glad I didn’t give up. individuals who stood by me till I got back, and individuals who stood by me regardless of the changes I made. Many thanks to everyone, and shall we proceed?
As a result of his victory over Bailey Sugden on Saturday, the Japanese superstar improved his record to 42-3 and maintained his position as the best kickboxer in the world. He brings a lengthy list of victories and fight experience spanning 15 years with him to ONE Championship when he makes the move.
Because of this, ONE Championship, which is one of the largest martial arts organizations in the world, is excited to have Segawa and his massive fanbase in Japan join the organization.
It should come as no surprise that some of ONE Championship’s very own superstars, such as Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Superlek Kiatmoo9, greeted him with open arms and a warm welcome. To say that the two Thai world champions are extremely excited to fight Segawa in the ring would be an understatement.
They believe that Segawa is the man to beat now, particularly in light of all the acclaim that has been lavished upon his abilities within the sport.