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Our match can wait: Superlek on showdown with Rodtang

LockerRoom Team
11 July 2023

Superlek Kiatmoo9 has currently placed a lower priority on securing a fight against Rodtang Jitmuangnon. Both Superlek and Rodtang are highly revered and skilled Muay Thai fighters worldwide.

Earlier this year, there were plans for the two Thai superstars to face off, but unfortunately, 'The Iron Man' had to withdraw from the fight due to an injury. As a result, fans have once again begun to envision the highly anticipated matchup.

“We believe that there are so many other great opponents around the world waiting for us. I feel like our match can wait,” Superlek noted.

During an interview with ONE Championship, 'The Kicking Machine' discussed the possibility of a future bout against Rodtang and expressed that it is not his immediate focus. Instead, Superlek Kiatmoo9 currently has another opponent to concentrate on. Despite being the reigning ONE flyweight kickboxing world champion, he will temporarily shift his attention away from the division he leads and return to Muay Thai, where he boasts an unblemished promotional record of 7-0.

On July 14, shortly after his victory over Nabil Anane on June 23, 'The Kicking Machine' will swiftly transition to his next fight against Tagir Khalilov, which serves as the main event for ONE Fight Night 12 on Prime Video. The event will be held within the prestigious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and can be viewed live and free of charge by North American Prime Video subscribers.

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Meanwhile, Rodtang Jitmuangnon's most recent fight took place on May 5, where he successfully defended his ONE flyweight Muay Thai world title with a spectacular knockout victory over Edgar Tabares. 'The Iron Man' is heavily linked to a potential fight against Takeru Segawa, who is set to make his ONE Championship debut and is regarded as a Japanese superstar in the sport.

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