Petchdam Not Impressed with Taiki Naito, Plans KO Victory to Earn Rematch with Rodtang

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Thai striking ace Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy predicts another highlight-reel knockout when he makes his return against Taiki “Silent Sniper” Naito at ONE: Revolution this Friday, 24 September.

The former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion is one of the most electrifying strikers in ONE Super Series, having knocked out Josh Tonna, Kenny Tse, and Masahide Kudo in thrilling fashion.

Just as he has done in the past, Petchdam wants to impose his strength from the opening bell, break his opponent’s defense, and unleash his main weapon – that classic left leg of his that has pushed him to the pinnacle of his division.

“I’m going to win either by knockout or decision, it depends on the situation,” Petchdam said.

Petchdam is convinced that has what it takes to outclass the “Silent Sniper” inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium, assuring everyone that Naito does not have the ammunition needed to assemble a win.

However, Petchdam knows the level of quality Naito is as a fighter, and everything within his arsenal. He will take nothing for granted when they trade leather inside the Circle.

Naito, on the other hand, has picked up four wins against world-beaters in the form of Alexi Serepisos, Yuta Watanabe, Savvas Michael, and most recently Wang Wenfeng. While Petchdam isn’t surprised by his opponent’s success, he’s also not very impressed with what he has seen from the Japanese fighter.

“He has got a great speed, and that causes a lot of trouble for his opponents, and his strength when he competes in a kickboxing style is clear for all to see,” the 23-year old warrior said.

“But speaking from a Muay Thai perspective, I don’t think his punches and kicks are as good as mine.”

A victory for “The Baby Shark” should see him once again rise among the favorites to challenge Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title. Wherever his path to redemption takes him, he revealed that the ONE gold remains his top priority.

“I’ve learned a lot from that loss to Rodtang, and now I’m prepared to challenge for that belt once again after this fight. Competing in a world title bout is still my goal,” Petchdam offered.

“My aim is to fight for the flyweight Muay Thai world title [again] one day and hopefully have that title around my waist once more.”

ONE: Revolution broadcasts live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, 24 September. In the main event, reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee puts his belt on the line against #3-ranked lightweight contender Ok Rae Yoon.

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