ONE Championship

The People will be entertained, says Ilias Ennahachi ahead of Age of Dragons

In sports, there is nothing better than a World Champion having a rival to do battle with. For reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Ilias Ennahachi, he has that in Wang Wenfeng.

Ennahachi and Wang will square off in the main event of ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS on 16 November from the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China. The bout serves as the third meeting between the two, with each athlete holding a victory over the other.

However, Ennahachi does not quite view the series as being 1-1 with Wenfeng.

“I have fought against him twice and I won one and lost one. But actually, in my mind, I won that fight also.”

Ennahachi was referencing the 2017 meeting that came in the quarterfinals of the Kunlun Fight 66 Tournament in China. Wenfeng was awarded a decision, and Ennahachi has not lost since, winning each of his last six bouts.

“I am more than ready to show the world what I am capable of. The feeling is indeed different because when I challenged for the title, I had nothing to lose. And now that I am the champion, I have my belt on the line. All preparations for this fight have gone according to plan. Now the only thing left is to execute.”

Despite going into hostile territory to take on Wenfeng, Ennahachi wants to make sure those in attendance see something they will never forget.

“I plan on putting on a good show for the fans in China. The people will be entertained.”

Along with the Ennahachi-Wenfeng World Title bout, Roman Kryklia and Tarik Khbabez will meet in the co-main event of ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS for the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Championship.