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Takeru puts in a huge amount of effort in his sparring sessions in preparation for his upcoming debut in ONE Championship.


At any moment now, the promotion could announce Takeru Segawa’s debut opponent, which is anticipated to take place in the early years of 2024. As a result, it is only a matter of time before fans may finally get the opportunity to witness Takeru Segawa competing in ONE Championship.

Following the signing of an exclusive multi-fight contract with the top martial arts organization in the world earlier this year, Takeru has now found himself in this position. A previous champion of three different K-1 divisions, the Japanese superstar piled up an outstanding record of 42 wins and three losses throughout the course of his competition career.

Takeru has been putting in a lot of work and preparation in order to guarantee that he is the greatest version of himself while he is anxiously waiting for his first match in ONE, which is widely anticipated. To be more specific, he is now on a tour of the United States in order to intensify his preparations at Boxing Works in California.

Through the uploading of two brief videos of his most recent sparring session with Jonathan ONeill, who is a WBC Muay Thai champion and one of the boxers affiliated with Boxing Works, the 32-year-old fighter provided an update on his ongoing training camp and training sessions in the United States.

In the description of the Instagram post, he included the following: (in English translation)

“Spring Day 🇺🇸🔥 With ONeill, the WBC Muay Thai 67kg Champion, who is being a part of the 8R batch bee. I am grateful to you, @jonny2nice.

Takeru was shown in those two brief movies throwing sharp combos with his hands. Despite the fact that it was simply a sparring session, the power was audibly heard anytime he used his hands to touch ONeill. In addition to this, he demonstrated his ability to exert pressure on his adversaries by moving forward and cornering them into the ropes on multiple occasions.

Takeru expected to fight ONE Championship’s biggest stars

Takeru’s first official appearance in ONE Championship since signing his contract was while he was witnessing the super fight between Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Superlek Kiatm009 in the main event of ONE Friday Figts 32 in September 2023 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The bout was the main event of the event.

It provided him with the opportunity to have a face-to-face interaction with “The Iron Man” and share a moment with him, which stoked the fires of excitement among the fans and prompted them to demand a massive battle between the two. With the exception of the current holder of the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world championship, the kickboxing superstar has the ability to compete against a variety of other fighters.

Names like ONE flyweight kickboxing world champion Superlek, Taiki Naito, Tagir Khalilov, Walter Goncalves, and even two-sport world champion Jonathan Haggerty are also on his radar, but regardless of who Takeru will meet for his maiden appearance with the promotion, it will surely be a barnburner.

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