Tawanchai open for rematch Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong

Tawanchai PK.Saenchai is more than happy to be back with the only man to beat him under the ONE Championship banner.

Tawanchai is coming off a unanimous decision win over Petchmorakot Petchyindee to capture the ONE Muay Thai Featherweight World Championship. He is scheduled to defend his belt against dangerous Turkish striker Jamal Yusupov in the co-main event of ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video.

If he passes his first test as ONE world champion, the Thai star may be looking down the pipe at a rematch with Sitthichai Sitsonpeenong later this year. To that he told ONE:

“Actually it depends on ONE. No problem if they are watching to set up a fight between me and Sitthichai. But there is nothing to take revenge on. Because he has my respect. But if ONE wants to organize this fight, I’m happy to face him.”

The two muay thai icons met at ONE: Battleground III in August 2021, with Sitthichai winning by a highly contested split decision.

Although Sitthichai usually competes in ONE’s featherweight kickboxing decision, the opportunity to face the man he has already defeated with the ONE world title on the line may be too good an opportunity to pass up.

Fans in North America can watch Tawanchai’s next fight on February 24 live and free on Prime Video with an Amazon subscription.

Cult striker John Wayne Parr is a fan of Tawanchai on and off the circuit

Legendary Muay Thai star John Wayne Parr is a fan of Tawanchai PK.Saenchai, calling the ONE featherweight Muay Thai titleholder one of the biggest strikers on the promotion’s roster.

When it comes to his demeanor outside the ring, Parr called the Thai fighter one of the most humble fighters he’s ever met in a recent Instagram post:

“One of the best parts of being involved in @onechampionship is making friends with all the fighters. One of the most humble yet awesome would have to be @tawanchay_pk. Super humble in the hotel, yet in the circle one of the hardest hitters on the list.”

Parr, a former WMC Muay Thai World Champion, ended his iconic combat sports career last year at ONE Championship’s 10th anniversary, ONE X.

Although Parr came up short in his last outing against former ONE world lightweight champion Eduardo Folayang, it did nothing to detract from his status as one of the best strikers of all time.

‘The Gunslinger’ concluded his career with 99 wins and a world championship streak after 35 years of competition.

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