Superlek prepares for 2 big fights
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Superlek prepares for 2 big fights

Superlek juggles two massive fights

Superlek Kiatmoo9
Superlek Kiatmoo9

It's fair to say that the next few months will be busy for ONE flyweight kickboxing world champion Superlek Kiatmoo9.

"The Kicking Machine" has two big fights coming up, starting with a flyweight Muay Thai contest against rising Thai star Kongthoranee Sor Sommai at ONE Lumpinee 68 this Friday, June 28.

Looking ahead to the upcoming match-up at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Superlek is confident of getting the job done and moving on to his next fight unscathed.

"He has knockout power but is also very technical. He's slow, though. I do think he's great. He's confident and on top of his game," he said. "I feel like I'm faster than him. For sure, I will try to end the fight either as soon as possible, or with no major injury."

After he faces Kongthoranee, Superlek will then move up in weight in search of another 26-pound gold belt to add to his collection. At ONE 168: Denver on Sept 6, the 28-year-old challenges two-sport king Jonathan "The General" Haggerty for his ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title.

Superlek is simply planning to deliver memorable performances when he tackles these two fights. He's also bidding to extend his current win streak to 11-fights and achieve two-sport, two-weight world title glory.

"Kongthoranee and Haggerty are two different people with different styles. I don't think the game plan will be the same for these two," he said.

"However, I have always put 100 percent of my effort into every fight. Fans can expect a great performance from me. It's going to be a great fight."

The Thai megastar has had his challenges making the flyweight limit of late. And with just three months to fill out his frame and fight the hulking Haggerty at bantamweight, he'll have to be smart about his training.

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