ONE Championship: Superlek insists Rodtang is ‘not afraid of me’, admits ‘we couldn’t run from each other any longer’
Flyweight kickboxing king says ‘our paths must collide’ with long-awaited Muay Thai title fight set for September 22 in Bangkok‘Rodtang is a world-class superstar. There is no reason for him to fear me,’ Superlek says – ‘it’s purely an accident our earlier fight was cancelled’ONE ChampionshipNicolas AtkinPublished: 6:51pm, 8 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Superlek Kiatmookao has laughed off claims that Rodtang Jitmuangnon is “afraid” of him and has been running away from their long-awaited fight in ONE Championship.
“The Iron Man” will defend his ONE flyweight Muay Thai title against kickboxing king Superlek in a blockbuster Bangkok main event on September 22.
The two Thais were originally set to clash at Singapore Indoor Stadium in March, but “The Iron Man” withdrew injured just days out from the fight.His withdrawal prompted criticism from some fans and fighters that he was “ducking” Superlek – a claim which grew in prominence after both men then said they would rather see “Thais keep the belts” instead of face each other.