It is impossible to fathom that ‘The Iron Man’ Rodtang Jitmuangnon had already reached the pinnacle of his game prior to making his official debut in ONE Championship.
When he faced off against Fahdi Khaled of Tunisia at ONE: Hero’s Ascent on January 25, the Muay Thai prodigy already had a total of at least 250 professional victories under his belt.
This kind of record is unheard of or maybe rather unattainable in the Western perspective in the context of the worldwide scene. However, this sort of thing is perfectly normal in Thailand. After a few of years of training in Muay Thai, children as young as eight years old compete in their first professional bouts.
This was the situation that Rodtang found himself in. Therefore, when he was initially shown on the international stage when he was only 21 years old, his experience spoke volumes.
When Fahdi Khaled met ‘The Iron Man’ for the first time, he was completely taken aback and had no idea what had just happened. As he attempted to counter and outstrike the Thai megastar, he frequently lost track of where he was in the ring.
This week, ONE Championship used the caption “This week, ONE Championship highlighted Rodtang’s enormous power against Khaled with the following:
“Remodelled his hairline for him” Who would you like to see Rodtang compete against NEXT? @rodtang_jimungnon”
Almost immediately, followers went to the comment area to offer their reactions, but one supporter’s observation was particularly insightful:
Before he realized he was in a fight, he was going to complain about getting punched in the head.
Watch the accompanying video to see Rodtang land a sneaky right hook on Fahdi Khaled:
After a fantastic performance in his American debut at ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Prime Video, Rodtang is looking forward to more interesting opportunities in the near future. He is anxious to test the limits a little bit further with an epic gunfight between two champions competing against each other.
And the first two men on his hitlist are reigning ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world champion Jonathan Haggerty and newly signed K-1 kickboxing world champion Takeru Segawa.
Rodtang, who has a few more opportunities to investigate, is considering putting all of them to the test in an effort to further establish himself as one of the finest pound-for-pound strikers of our time.