Later this month, Turkish sensation Halil Amir will compete in the ONE Championship for the second time, and he is optimistic about picking up another victory.
At ONE Fight Night 9 on Prime Video, the 28-year-old fighter from Antalya will square off against Maurice Abevi of Switzerland in a lightweight contest. The tournament is scheduled for April 21 at Bangkok’s renowned Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.Halil Amir, who is now rated No. 4 in the division, wants to add Maurice Abevi to his list of defeated opponents in order to elevate his position in the lightweight class and increase his chances of winning the world title in the future.
Amir does not view Abevi, who is making his ONE debut, as a “big threat,” despite respecting his opponent’s fighting skills. He stated in an interview with ONE Championship:
“I don’t perceive any significant dangers. He appears to be a typical combatant.
In September of last year, Halil Amir made his promotional debut. Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia, a veteran and past challenger for the ONE lightweight world title, was eliminated by knockout in the second round.
Halil Amir had some early difficulties in his ONE Championship debut fight, but he persisted and relied on his strength. He eventually connected on a strong counter right in the second round of the fight that immediately sent Nastyukhin reeling.
As soon as he realised he was in trouble with the Russian, he wasted no time in moving in for the kill, hitting telling knee strikes and finishing it off with a barrage of punches until the referee stopped the fight just as the second round reached the one-minute mark.
The goal of Maurice Abevi, who also wants to make a victorious debut, is to annoy Halil Amir. Before his debut match in the ONE circle, the mixed martial artist from Zurich had a perfect record in six professional battles. He has been receiving instruction at Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand to strengthen his talents.
Fans in North America with a current Prime Video subscription will be able to watch ONE Fight Night 9 live and for no charge.