Superbon has faced and beaten some of the best kickboxers in the sport, but he has yet to face the man who many experts consider to be the best kickboxer on the planet.
That’ll all change come Friday, 15 October, when the #2-ranked contender steps into the ONE Championship Circle to face top-ranked Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan for the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title at ONE: FIRST STRIKE.
“It’s hard to predict how the game will turn out, and it’s hard to knock him out because he is a high-level fighter,” Superbon said ahead of their main event clash at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“Also, we both will do everything to hide our flaws so we don’t get knocked out. I think each of us will likely outscore the other round by round and end up with a decision.”
That’s sometimes what happens when two fighters of this level meet to contest a World Title. Fans don’t get a “knock-em-down-drag-em-out” scrap. Instead, they get a technical chess match – and Superbon’s ready to strategically outwork his future foe.
“After I studied Petrosyan’s previous fights, I found that he couldn’t take knees so well,” he said.
“For his strength, he has deadly punches and fast strikes. His danger lies in his striking techniques. He can land punches, and he kicks with incredible power and precision. He is a very strong fighter.
“However, I will counteract him by making a move first and attacking him whenever I see a chance.”
The Thai is also feeling supremely confident ahead of this match because of the years he’s spent competing in two different striking sports.
“I think I have no weaknesses,” he continues, “My strength is that I am a well-rounded fighter. Also, with my Muay Thai background, [I] can adapt my versatile Muay Thai skills to kickboxing. And, I’ve been through more experiences than him.”
That said if Superbon does get the chance to turn this into a dog fight, expect the Thai to bite down on his mouthpiece and charge.
“I will consistently press forward and keep striking to get a clean hit. If we have a chance to trade blows, I will not hesitate to do so. This fight will be a great test of our wits and tactics,” Superbon said.
Catch all the action at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on the ONE Super App or on meWATCH at 8:30 p.m. SGT on Friday, 15 October.
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