One of the most feared punchers in ONE Championship, ‘Hands of Stone’ John Lineker is a former world champion in the bantamweight division of ONE Championship and is now ranked as the top contender in the division. The Brazilian veteran, who is now 33 years old, never finds himself in a bout that is dull and constantly comes to bring his opponents as much suffering as possible.
However, the mighty Brazilian warrior didn’t always have such a commanding presence. Lineker remembers that when he was a young lad just beginning to pick up martial arts, that while practicing in boxing, he was among the shortest and lightest in the gym. This was particularly true for him when he was training in the ring.
Recent comments made by Lineker in an interview with ONE Championship include the following:
“When I was 12 years old, I first began training for the sport of boxing. In every training session, I was always the youngest and smallest participant.
After all these years, Lineker has evolved into one of the most deadly competitors across all of the combat sports. Even though his overall physical size hasn’t changed too much, the strength that is stored in his muscles is enough to level entire towns like dynamite.
Any opponent who takes a punch from Lineker is almost certainly over for the round.
In his upcoming bout, ‘Hands of Stone’ will have another opportunity to demonstrate that the power he claims to possess in his fists is not an illusion, and he will also receive another shot at winning the ONE Championship.
‘Hands of Stone’ John Lineker, a former ONE bantamweight world champion and currently the top-ranked bantamweight MMA contender, is scheduled to compete against ‘The Fighting God’ Kim Jae Woong, a dangerous fighter from South Korea, during ONE Fight Night 13: Allazov vs. Grigorian, which will be shown live on Prime Video.
On Friday, August 4, the event will be telecast live from the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Amazon Prime Video offers viewers in the United States and Canada the opportunity to watch all of the action live and completely free of charge.