[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Cyprus: Singtongnoi Por Telakun, Savvas Michael fight at ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ in Thailand

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Thailand and Cyprus were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Warriors of Light.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Thailand.

Featuring three kickboxing contests, four Muay Thai matches and five mixed martial arts bouts, “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 10, 2019. The fifth bout of the evening was between Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and Savvas “The Baby Face Killer” Michael, 20, of Limassol, Cyprus.

While Singtongnoi was one of the six hometown fighters at “ONE: Warriors of Light,” Michael was one of the two fighters who represented Cyprus. Algeria, Australia, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States were also represented.

Blue Corner

Michael is training out of Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a former WMC Muay Thai World Champion and a two-time Toyota Marathon Champion.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Michael’s ONE Super Series debut. Among his previous opponents were Jonno Chipchase, Petros Papoutsakis and Saif Zaqzouq.

Red Corner

Singtongnoi started his Muay Thai training when he was 10 years old. He is a cancer survivor and was a WMC Muay Thai World Championship, a Lumpinee Stadium World Champion and a Rajadamnern Stadium Fighter of the Year.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” marked Singtongnoi’s third ONE Super Series bout. He defeated Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo, 27, of Japan at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018 and Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri, 27, of Italy “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” in Kallang, Singapore on May 18, 2018.

Fight Result

Singtongnoi and Michael competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the flyweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Michael, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Warriors of Light” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Michael to 31 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Singtongnoi now has 221 wins and 81 losses.

“ONE: Warriors of Light” Main Events

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand and Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, 21, of Algeria competed for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The Thai contender won via technical decision after an accidental groin attack in the fourth round.

Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki, 34, of Japan challenged reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-o Gaiyanghadao, 32, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

The official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” took place in Bangkok on April 25, 2019. It featured NongO, Petchdam and Singtongnoi along with their fellow Thai ONE Championship athletes “The Iron Man” Rodtang Jitmuangnon, 21, Superlek Kiatmoo9, 23, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22.

Check the complete results for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on Conan Daily. Watch the recap here:

[PHOTOS] ‘ONE: Warriors of Light’ open workout: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, Superlek Kiatmoo9, Pongsiri Mitsatit

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ONE Championship held the official open workout for “ONE: Warriors of Light” on April 25, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Gracing the stage were ONE Championship athletes who demonstrated their various skills to select media in attendance.

Showcasing their many talents was ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, who performed alongside fellow Thai superstars Petchdam Petchyindee AcademyRodtang “The Iron Man” JitmuangnonSingtongnoi Por TelakunSuperlek Kiatmoo9, and Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit.

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion, stated: “This event proves that Muay Thai is one of the best martial arts in the world. It gives us a chance to showcase our discipline through our hard work. Representing Thailand on the global stage is a huge honor for me. I know my opponent trained very hard and is motivated to share the stage with me. But every day I get better and better and I continue to improve as a fighter. I plan to show all of my improvements and come into this fight with my best. I will leave the stadium in front of my hometown fans with the title around my waist and still champion.”

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, ONE Athlete, stated: “It is an honor to compete for the first ever ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title. This is a big opportunity for me to prove that I am the best in the world in what I do. All of my efforts and the trials in my career have led up to this point and I am ready to seize the moment. I’ve had a tremendous training camp and I feel I am in the best shape of my life. Competing in Thailand, in front of my friends and family, I know it will give me added strength.”

Rodtang Jitmuangnon, ONE Athlete, stated: “I have enjoyed my time so far in ONE Championship. I feel it is a great arena to face the best fighters in the world. Sok Thy is a tough opponent, and if I can defeat him I think I am very close to a World Title shot. This is what I love to do, this is my life. I am so proud to represent my country and I promise to continue working hard to bring glory to Thailand.”

Pongsiri Mitsatit, ONE Athlete, stated: “Performing here today alongside these legends of Muay Thai, it is an absolute honor for me. Just standing here, it gives me great pride and joy. I am truly humbled to be in the presence of these amazing athletes. I know I also carry the pride of Thailand into the Circle, and I am prepared to do my absolute best to get the victory. I cannot wait to go in there and show off the fruits of hard training.”

Singtongnoi Por Telakun, ONE Athlete, stated: “After all that I have been through in my career and in my life, I feel very fortunate to this day to continue to do what I love. Muay Thai is my passion, and to be able to practice it is such a blessing. I want to inspire people to keep fighting, no matter the odds, or whatever problems they may be facing. We just have to keep on fighting. This warrior spirit I will showcase in front of my people. I am completely focused on giving the best performance I can give.”

Superlek Kiatmoo9, ONE Athlete, stated: “Competing in ONE Super Series is an honor. To display my talents and skills in front of millions of people around the world, I don’t think there is a better stage for martial arts. I want to thank ONE Championship for giving me this opportunity. I know fans of martial arts will be tuning in to watch this show, so there is a lot of pressure to win. I plan to go out there and do what I do best.”

Here is a clip from the “ONE: Warriors of Light” open workout:

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Thailand’s Singtongnoi Por Telakun earns 2nd ONE Super Series win

Masahide Kudo, Atsushi Onari, Singtongnoi Por Telakun
Masahide Kudo, Atsushi Onari, Singtongnoi Por Telakun

On October 6, 2018, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, 38, of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand competed in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series for the second time. He was one of the seven Thai athletes who competed at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.

“ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” featured eight ONE Super Series contests and six mix martial arts bouts. In the fifth bout of the evening, Singtongnoi competed in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division against Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo, 27, of Japan.

After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing flyweight bout between Singtongnoi and Kudo was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Atsushi Onari raised the hand of the Thai contender, who was the winner via unanimous decision.

The win at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” improved Singtongnoi’s record to 221 wins and 80 losses. On the other hand, Kudo currently holds a professional record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws.

In the co-main event of the evening, Stamp Fairtex, 20, of Pattaya, Thailand became the new ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion by dethroning Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei. The Thai challenger won via unanimous decision.

In the main event, reigning World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Sisaket, Thailand and his challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz, 28, of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico competed in 12 rounds of boxing. The Thai defending champion retained his title by winning via unanimous decision.

Watch the “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” livestreaming here: