Despite the fact that Nieky Holzken is already considered to be one of the best kickboxers in the history of the sport, he continues to be a huge supporter of the product that ONE Championship currently has to offer.
The Dutch kickboxing star has been attending a lot of ONE Championship events, but he will be the one competing when he faces Arian Sadikovic at ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov, which will be streamed live on Prime Video.
A few of days before his fight with Sadikovic, Holzken participated in an Ask Me Anything session on the prominent online community Reddit with his supporters on the r/MMA subreddit.
The four-time Glory Kickboxing world champion was asked by one of the fans who goes by the name Wade____Garrett which of the current fighters are his favorite to watch who is his favorite to watch.
In his response, Holzken did not merely mention a single world champion; rather, he mentioned three of them.
“Rodtang [Jitmuangnon], [Jonathan] Haggerty, Roman Kryklia, and a lot of other people are favorites of mine”
Rodtang, Haggerty, and Kryklia are, without a doubt, the three best strikers on the earth right now; nevertheless, only one of the three names that were provided deserves the respect that was given by the Dutch legend.
Since August 2019, when he defeated Haggerty and won the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title, Rodtang has been the undisputed champion in this division.
Nieky Holzken’s reaction on his Reddit AMA.
Nieky Holzken’s response on his Reddit AMA.
Haggerty, not to be outdone, claimed his second world title in ONE Championship when he dethroned Thai great Nong-O Hama for the ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title at ONE Fight Night 9 in April of this past year. This was Haggerty’s second world title in ONE Championship.
In the meantime, Roman Kryklia is without a doubt the most intimidating pure striker anywhere in the world right now. The Ukrainian boxer is at 6 feet 7 inches tall and is the current holder of both the ONE light heavyweight kickboxing world championship and the ONE heavyweight kickboxing world grand prix championship.
In the case of Holzken, a victory over Sadikovic would bring him one step closer to competing for a world title against Regian Eersel, the current ONE lightweight kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion.
The eleventh installment of ONE Fight Night will take place on Friday at prime time in the United States at the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. The event will be shown live and for free to all Prime Video members in North America.