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Takeru wants to get Superlek out of the way before the fight against Rodtang takes place, so he says, “I’ll try to beat him decisively.”


Takeru Segawa, a legend in the sport of K-1 kickboxing, will attempt to secure a clear victory over Superlek Kiatmoo9 before attempting to reschedule his fight with Rodtang Jitmuangnon, often known as “The Iron Man.”

On Sunday, January 28, ONE Championship will make its return to The Land of the Rising Sun with the event known as ONE 165. With the main event of the evening taking place in Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, Takeru will have the advantage of competing against Superlek, who is the reigning and defending ONE flyweight kickboxing world champion. Takeru will be able to take use of the home-field advantage.

In the beginning, it was anticipated that the “Natural Born Crusher” would make a handshake with Rodtang within the Circle. However, “The Iron Man” was forced to withdraw from the fight due to an injury, which allowed Superlek to step in and welcome the former three-division K-1 champion to the ONE Championship.

During an interview with the promotion, Takeru disclosed that he is experiencing some anxiety in anticipation of his long-awaited promotional debut. However, he is optimistic that he would emerge victorious and finally enter the cage with Rodtang.

“I guess I’m a little nervous preparing for this fight,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.” “However, at the same time, I am putting a very strong emphasis on the fight as well. I will begin with Superlek, and I will make an effort to defeat him in a decisive manner. After that, I will have another look at that fight with Rodtang.

Superlek could leap to the top of P4P lists with a win over Takeru

As a result of Superlek’s remarkable performance in 2023, which included five victories, the team is getting back into action in 2024. In what many people consider to be the best Muay Thai fight of the past half-century, “The Kicking Machine” won his bout against Rodtang by way of a unanimous decision, bringing his spectacular year to a close.

If Superlek is able to follow that up with a victory over Takeru, the man who many people regard to be the greatest kickboxer in the world in terms of pound-for-pound competition, it will go a long way toward establishing him as the P4P king of both kickboxing and the art of eight limbs.

A live broadcast of ONE 165: Superlek vs. Takeru will take place on Sunday, January 28, and it will be accessible to viewers all over the world through pay-per-view at watch.onefc.com.

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