If he wants to walk away from the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium with his ONE world title in tact, ‘The Iron Man’ Rodtang Jitmuangnon will have to demonstrate each and every one of the items in his boxing toolbox at the ONE Friday Fights 34 event.
On September 22, Rodtang will walk into the ring with one of the most fearsome strikers in the art of eight limbs, Superlek Kiatmoo9, in an attempt to defend his ONE flyweight Muay Thai championship. The fight is scheduled to take place in Thailand. It is a battle that has been in the works for many years, but in a matter of weeks, two of the promotion’s greatest stars will finally settle matters inside the Mecca of Muay Thai. It is a fight that has been in the works for many years.
Ahead of their highly anticipated matchup, ONE Championship is looking back at some of Rodtang’s finest moments, including his amazing performance against Russian knockout artist Tagir Khalilov in 2021. The fight is one of the most anticipated of the year.
“The onslaught of Rodtang On September 22, at ONE Friday Fights 34, the flyweight Muay Thai champ will be competing. Can he stop Superlek?
The bout between Rodtang and Khalilov may have been fought using kickboxing, but the outcome was the same either way. As he has done 14 times before under the ONE Championship banner, ‘The Iron Man’ won the bout and left the stadium with the victory. Since he signed with the promotion in 2018, he has amassed a winning run of twelve matches in a row in the sport of Muay Thai.
It’s reasonable to assume that Rodtang has never faced an opponent quite like ‘The Kicking Machine,’ but that won’t stop him from trying to keep his winning run alive.
Both Superlek and his opponent at ONE Friday Fights 34 have an undefeated record in the Muay Thai bouts that they have competed in while competing for the ONE Championship. Even in the realm of kickboxing, he showed off his strength, winning the ONE flyweight kickboxing world championship just a year ago.
Will Superlek earn the biggest win of his combat sports career when he faces ‘The Iron Man’ in the east’s most renowned stadium, or will Rodtang once again show the world why he is one of ONE Championship’s most celebrated athletes? The answer to this question will be known after Superlek’s bout with ‘The Iron Man’ in the east’s most famous arena.
ONE Friday Fights are broadcasted live and are available to watch for no cost on the YouTube channel of ONE Championship.