Anne “Ninja” Line Hogstad could be one win away from challenging for the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship.
With her eye toward that goal, the Norwegian striker will face ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Janet “JT” Todd in a Muay Thai clash at “ONE on TNT II,” which airs this Thursday, 15 April, on the ONE Super App and ONE Championship’s YouTube channel at 8:30 a.m. SGT.
“[Todd] is strong and she’s good, but I also feel that I am strong. I think that this is a good match for me, and it’s going to be a war when we step in [the Circle],” Hogstad said.
“I have seen her, and I have studied her. Everybody has got holes that you can take [advantage of], so I rely on that. I managed to break down those holes.
“I think she has a great style. She’s fast and she’s an action fighter. Her biggest weapons are her fast hands and her high kicks. We’ve been working on that.”
Todd has proven to be a versatile striker who can mix it up with punches, kicks, and inside the clinch.
That means Hogstad will need to find a way to negate the American’s attributes with her own assets once their matchup begins.
“My biggest strengths are that I’m strong and fast, and I have very hard punches,” says “Ninja.”
“You never know if you will win or lose, but if you have a good feeling, rely on that. You see something that makes you confident and think, ‘You know what? This is very doable.’
“I need to win over Janet Todd, and I really hope after that I will have a title shot in Muay Thai.”
If she does get that shot, waiting for her will be ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Allycia Hellen Rodrigues. It would be an incredible opportunity for Hogstad, especially since she can’t display her full striking arsenal in her home nation.
“It would mean everything in the world to me [to get the World Title shot], especially coming from a country where full Muay Thai rules are not allowed,” the Norwegian says.
“Every time you are on new journeys, you meet new people and new people inspire you to do better. So, I always have that in my mind — to be inspired, train hard, and just see how far I can get now that I’m in ONE Championship.”
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