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“I never say no to a challenge,” Anatoly Malykhin said as he prepared for his upcoming world title defense.


Anatoly Malykhin, who holds two ONE world championships in different weight classes, has not been fazed in the least by the emergence of two potential heavyweight challengers.

The Russian juggernaut is aware that there is a giant bullseye on his back because he is the owner of two enormous golden belts that are made up of 26 pounds of solid gold. Malykhin has been challenged by the hulking giants Amir Aliakbari and ‘Reug Reug’ Oumar Kane after each of them achieved significant victory in their separate battles.

“Sladkiy,” who defeated Arjan Bhullar in June of this year to unify the heavyweight titles, has stated that he is prepared to defend what is rightfully his regardless of anybody the company chooses to place in his path.

During an interview with ONE Championship, Malykhin stated:

“The organization is aware that I would never back down from a challenge, and they also know that I will never back down from a battle. I am prepared to engage in combat with anybody seeks to take my title.
Malykhin is a truly unstoppable force of nature due to the fact that he has not been defeated in any of his 13 fights and has a phenomenal finishing rate of 100 percent.

The 35-year-old understands that there will be a great deal of competition in the years to come, but he has no intention of resting on his laurels despite the great heights he has already achieved.

At the previous month’s ONE Fight Night 12 event, Aliakbari, for one, issued a threatening challenge to him. The two giants came dangerously close to fighting one other ringside at Lumpinee Stadium, which has set the stage for an intense confrontation the next time that their paths cross again.

On the other hand, it is important to point out that Malykhin has already knocked out the Iranian in a cruel manner in the past. ‘Reug Reug’ is another fascinating challenger for the Russian destroyer to face, in the event that a rematch is not possible.

The Senegalese wrestler had his debut last weekend at ONE Fight Night 13, when he defeated Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida and took away the latter’s undefeated record with a strong performance.

Replays of Aliakbari and ‘Reug Reug’s most recent victories can be viewed at no additional cost by Prime Video users in the United States and Canada.

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