ONE “Dreams of Gold”: Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, Jo Nattawut & Stamp Fairtex Comment on Upcoming Bouts
By FCF Staff
ONE Championship recently held an open workout, in advance of its August 16th, “”Dreams of Gold” card, which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand.
The card will see ONE’s kickboxing flyweight champ Petchdam Petchyindee Academy take on Ilias Ennahachi, atomweight kickboxing & Muay Thai World champ Stamp Fairtex face Asha Roka, and Jo Nattawut battle Giorgio Petrosyan in the semifinals of ONE’s featherweight kickboxing grand prix.
Here is some of what Academy, Nattawut and Fairtex had to say about their upcoming fights at the open workouts.
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion, stated: “I am excited to get back in the ring and prove myself again in ONE Super Series. Becoming ONE World Champion is one of the greatest achievements of my career and it is such an honor to represent Thailand on the biggest global stage of competition. My opponent is another tough one, who is also well-versed in the kickboxing style. I have to be at my best for this fight. But I am confident that my skill and power will carry me to victory. I’m training very hard for this fight and I want to give the fans a good show.”
Stamp Fairtex, ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion, stated: “I am ready to embark on this new chapter of my martial arts journey. When I first joined ONE Championship, I was already working very hard to compete in mixed martial arts. But when the opportunity to compete in both kickboxing and Muay Thai, as well as the chance to become a World Champion came by, I couldn’t pass it up. Now that I’ve achieved so much in those sports, I want more. I want the mixed martial arts World Title. That’s the goal.”
Jo Nattawut, ONE Athlete, stated: “I know my opponent is a legend in this sport, and I’ve already lost to him before. But I’ve made some key changes to my training and overall style. I’m not the same fighter I was a year ago when we first met. I’m stronger and faster now, and more well-prepared for our second meeting. This August, I’m going to shock the world once again and I’m going to take down this giant. I have my eye on the prize, and I’m going to do everything I can to beat [Giorgio] Petrosyan and reach the tournament finals.”