Edgar Tabares from Mexico has a history of conquering challenges thanks to his tenacious spirit and never-say-die attitude.
He'll need every bit of that mentality on May 5 when he competes for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title against Thai great Rodtang Jitmuangnon at ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Prime Video.
He won't just be making his ONE debut in a World Title match against one of the most feared strikers on the globe; he'll also be doing it live on American soil at the organization's historic first appearance.
Fans are clamouring to learn more about the Mexican challenger who aims to pull off the upset as he approaches his major matchup with Rodtang at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, just a few months from now.
He established his nation as a rising force on the international competition stage in 2022 by becoming the first Mexican to win a WBC Muay Thai International Championship. This attracted the interest of ONE Championship.
Even with his stellar achievements, Tabares will face Rodtang in Broomfield, Colorado, for the toughest test of his career.
The Thai sensation is the long-reigning flyweight Muay Thai king of the organisation and has amassed well over 250 career victories. He has also never lost a striking match in ONE. But, the Mexican is up for the battle.
“Here in Mexico we say, ‘Tomar el toro por los cuernos.’ Hold the bull from his horns. I know Rodtang is a beast, but I want to dominate that beast,” he said in an interview with ONE Championship.
For years, Tabares has yearned for the opportunity to compete in the ONE Championship against the greatest of the best.
He will have the chance to do just that when he competes against "The Iron Man," and he is aware that he must be at the top of his game to pull off the upset and win 26 pounds of gold on May 5.
“I am so excited to fight with Rodtang. This is one of my dreams, to fight for the ONE World Championship. It is a gift from God to me, and I am going to pursue it as that. I don’t want to wait. I have to work hard for that dream,” he added.
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