“I’ve done everything I could,” said the legendary Japanese boxer Takeru, who expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to compete alongside Superlek in the Tokyo super fight.

Takeru Segawa was quickly drawn to tears when Dom Lau declared that Superlek Kiatmoo9 had successfully defended his ONE flyweight kickboxing world title during the main event of ONE 165, which took place inside the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

It was clear that the Japanese superstar was dissatisfied with the outcome, as he was unable to win the 26-pound golden belt in front of his fellow Japanese citizens who were present in the crowd that was completely sold out.

Ringside, this moment was captured, and the former K-1 world champion, who had previously won three divisions, uploaded it to his official Instagram account. As Takeru stated in his caption, which was translated into English, he expressed his appreciation for the support he had gotten and also expressed his regret for the situation.

“I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has shown their support for me. Regrettably, I was unable to demonstrate to you how to triumph. During the past few months, however, I have exhausted every possible option. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who participated in this tournament, including those who attended the event in person, those who watched it on pay-per-view, and those who watched it online.

The technical approach and strong kicks that Superlek utilized were too much for Takeru to handle, as he was on the receiving end of a masterpiece that was written by the current world champion. Despite the fact that he had his own moments during the fight, particularly in the last seconds of the third round, he was ultimately defeated.

During that particular scenario, “The Natural Born Crusher” delivered a punch to “The Kicking Machine’s” body that caused him to be dazed. Superlek was able to survive until the end of the round and cruise his way to the victory by unanimous decision. Takeru took advantage of the situation and unleashed a flurry of punches on Superlek’s head.

Takeru suffered an injury to his left leg during his ONE Championship debut against Superlek

Not only did Takeru suffer his first defeat under the world’s largest martial arts organization, but he also suffered an injury to his left leg that seemed to be raw hamburger meat. This was not the only thing that occurred after his fight for the world title with Superlek.

During the course of the fight, the Thai superstar, who is 28 years old, delivered a series of brutal leg kicks that landed on Takeru’s left leg. These kicks did considerable damage. Additionally, it was one of the primary reasons why the challenger was unable to launch a greater number of combinations during the match because he was unable to produce sufficient power.

Scroll to Top