After two additional big fights, ONE Lumpinee 46 looks to be one the most exciting cards of recent times.
The ONE Muay Thai strawweight world champion Joseph Lasiri will return to action to defend his title against the interim divisional king Prajanchai PK Saenchai in the December 22 mega-fight at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok.
Lasiri and Prajanchai have a history that dates back to 2022, when Lasiri stunned the world after forcing Prajanchai quit his fight on the stool following three rounds. He won the strawweight Muay Thai belt in the process.
The Italian superstar was injured in November after “The Hurricane”, who had risen to flyweight, failed to defeat Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
Lasiri, now healthy again and ready to repeat the dosage against Prajanchai.
The Thai superstar has had a resurgence since her shock loss.
In January, the veteran of 396 professional bouts showed his Muay Thai expertise by winning a unanimous decision over Kompet Fairtex.
In June, he won the ONE Interim strawweight Muay Thai World Title with a 2 round demolition of Sam-A Gaiyanghadao.
The 32-year old tried kickboxing recently and was too strong for Algerian Akram Hamidi at the ONE Lumpinee 34 undercard event.
At ONE Lumpinee, the former ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Hama begins his quest to reclaim divisional gold by facing Scotland’s raging knockout artist Nico Carrillo.
Nong-O ruled the bantamweight Muay Thai for four years, before losing to Jonathan Haggerty (now number two in sport) last April.
He is the living legend of “the art eight limbs”, and has a professional record that is staggering at 265-55-10. But he still wants to win back his seven-times-defended crown.
To get to the top again, he will have to stop Carrillo’s rapid ascent.
Since his debut in April, when he smashed Furkan Karabag with a third-round TKO victory, “The King Of The North” made an enormous impression.
In June, the 25-year old followed that up with a more impressive performance when he defeated Thai superstar Muangthai PK Saenchai and earned a 3.5-million-baht contract from ONE Championship.
Carrillo immediately climbed to the fifth spot on the rankings for the bantamweight division. He can also send a strong message to Haggerty, a fellow UK athlete and Muay-Thai king.
The highlight of ONE Lumpinee 46 will be the much-anticipated all Thai showdown between ONE Muay Thai featherweight world champion Tawanchai PK Saenchai, and Superbon Singha Mwynn, former featherweight kickboxing leader.
Anissa Meksen, the legendary French Algerian kickboxer will return to the card when she takes on Thai phenom Phetjeeja “The Queen”, for the ONE Interim Atomweight Kickboxing World Title.