Lito Adiwang, a Filipino fighter who competes in the strawweight division, is confident that Japanese superstar Takeru Segawa can recover from the difficult defeat he suffered in his first bout for ONE Championship, which took place a month ago, after he has a better understanding of how to compete for the company.
The fight between “The Natural Born Crusher” and Superlek Kiatmoo9, the flyweight champion of Muay Thai, took place on January 28 in Japan. However, despite his best efforts, he was not successful in becoming an undisputed ONE champion.
The third round was particularly memorable for Takeru, since it was during this round that he delivered a flurry of punches to “The Kickboxing Machine.” Takeru had his moments during the competition. However, in the end, Superlek was awarded the victory by unanimous decision because he was able to exhibit complete dominance throughout the fight and win by a unanimous decision.
Lito Adiwang gave an interview to Sportskeeda MMA in which he discussed his thoughts on the performance of Takeru and how he sees the Japanese star’s journey in ONE moving forward.
According to “Thunder Kid,”
“Takeru is a champion who is well-known all over the world, and he is a very talented kickboxer on a global scale. As a result of what I witnessed with Takeru, I believe that he has to acquaint himself with the ONE Championship and seek out additional fights here. On the other hand, I found his performance to be really satisfying.
When Lito Adiwang makes his comeback to action the following week at ONE Fight Night 19, which will be shown on Prime Video, he is expected to provide an outstanding performance.
In a featured strawweight mixed martial arts battle that will take place on February 16 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, the thirty-year-old Soma battle Camp affiliate will compete against Danial Williams, an Australian-Thai fighter.
Adiwang is seeking to make it three wins in a row after he returned to action after recovering from a knee injury in September.
Existing Prime Video customers in North America will not be charged to watch ONE Fight Night 19, which will be broadcast live during primetime in the United States.
Lito Adiwang seeking more success under new camp
Lito Adiwang is now competing under the banner of Soma Fight Club, which is situated in Bali. He is hoping to attain more success in ONE Championship with the help of this organization.
In the beginning, Thunder Kid was a member of Team Lakay, which was based in Baguio, Philippines. He was a member of this team for at least five years. On the other hand, he made the decision to depart the previous year in order to broaden his horizons as a boxer. Before the year 2023 came to a close, he first became a member of the HIIT Studio in Bali, and then he made his way to the Soma Fight Club.
Adiwang stated that he has gained new knowledge that he has put into his game as a result of his participation in Soma Fight Club. In an interview with ONE Championship, he disclosed the following:
You will be forced to step outside of your comfort zone, which is a beneficial aspect of the situation. The positive things that I’m taking away from this experience include making new connections with athletes, having conversations with a variety of coaches, including international coaches, expert strikers, wrestlers, and grapplers.
At the beginning of his 2024 campaign, Adiwang, who is a product of the ONE Warriors Series, will compete against Danial Williams, an Australian-Thai fighter, in a strawweight mixed martial arts match. The bout will take place on February 16 at ONE bout Night 19 on Prime Video in Thailand.