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Superlek Accepts Difficult Fight Against Kongthoranee at ONE Friday Fights 68

Superlek takes a risky task

Before Superlek Kiatmoo9 challenges Jonathan Haggerty for the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title, he is taking on a significant side quest. The reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion will clash with Kongthoranee Sor Sommai under Muay Thai rules at ONE Friday Fights 68. The event airs live in Asian primetime from the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 28.

Superlek is widely regarded as one of the top pound-for-pound strikers in the world today. The Thai superstar is currently riding high on a nine-fight winning streak that dates back to 2021. His stellar run includes triumphs over marquee names such as Danial Williams, Rodtang Jitmuangnon, and Takeru Segawa. Moreover, Superlek has authored four highlight-reel knockouts across both Muay Thai and kickboxing during this stretch.

Despite his success, Superlek is never one to settle into complacency. His assignment at ONE Friday Fights 68 takes place just three months before stepping up in weight to face Haggerty at ONE 168: Denver on September 6. This upcoming bout against compatriot Kongthoranee Sor Sommai is far from a mere tune-up fight.

Kongthoranee has firmly established himself as one of Thailand’s top talents, making waves under the ONE Friday Fights banner since his debut in February 2023. The 28-year-old left a lasting impression in his maiden appearance, knocking out Gingsanglek Tor Laksong in the second round. Since then, his all-action approach led him to build an 8-1 win-loss slate. His most recent triumph came this past April when he earned a lucrative six-figure contract with ONE Championship after a memorable win against Jaosuyai Mor Krungthepthonburi.

Reflecting on his decision to accept the fight, Superlek said, 

“It’s not just about the titles or the wins. It’s about constantly testing myself against the best. Kongthoranee is a formidable opponent, and this fight will only sharpen my skills as I prepare for Haggerty.”

Kongthoranee is determined to seize this opportunity. He aims to take Superlek’s #1 spot in the flyweight Muay Thai rankings, which could mark the most significant win of his career. 

“Fighting Superlek is a dream come true. He’s a legend, but I believe in my skills and my training. This is my chance to show the world what I’m capable of,” Kongthoranee stated.

As the countdown to June 28 continues, fans eagerly anticipate a clash of titans at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. Superlek’s journey to maintain his dominance while preparing for his upcoming title challenge against Haggerty adds an intriguing narrative to this high-stakes bout.


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