A date has been set for the highly anticipated showdown between Tawanchai PK Saenchai, and Superbon Mawynn.
They were scheduled to fight for Tawanchai’s ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Title in a major ONE Fight Night 17 event.
The contest is now headlined by the ONE Lumpinee 48 on Dec 22, at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, in Bangkok.
This is the second delay that fans of Thai boxing have had to endure.
Superbon had to cancel their appearance at ONE Fight Night 15 due to a calf injury.
Tawanchai then faced “Smokin'” Jo Nattawut in the Oct. 7 event.
After a thrilling, back and forth featherweight kickboxing match that was pulsating with pressure, he won by unanimous vote.
This victory brought the career win record for this 24-year-old to 131-31-2.
Tawanchai’s last two bouts were fought under kickboxing regulations as he seeks to earn a second title for his collection.
On Dec 22, he’ll return to his roots to try to defend the featherweight Muay Thai title for a second time, against Superbon.
After losing his title to Chingiz Allazov in June, the former two-time ONE world featherweight champion bounced back from this shocking loss.
In the second round, the 33-year old knocked out Turkish opponent Tayfun Ozcan in a spectacular head-kick finish. He reminded the featherweight division of his status as one the world’s best strikers.
Superbon, the world’s No.1 featherweight Muay Thai competitor and a veteran of 149 fights will be looking to add another title to his impressive record.
ONE Lumpinee 46 promises to be a festive treat for Asian audiences, with Tawanchai v Superbon joining the already announced ONE women’s atomweight world title fight between Thai phenom Phetjeeja (aka “The Queen”) and French Algerian star Anissa Meksen.