3 Reasons Why Regian Eersel Vs. Sinsamut Klinmee II Will Be Guaranteed Fireworks
On March 17 in the main event of ONE Friday Fights 9, Eersel will defend his divisional gold against the Thai sensation at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Surinamese-Dutch superstar captured the inaugural lightweight Muay Thai crown five months ago when he earned a closely contested split decision over Sinsamut. With the victory, Eersel became a rare two-sport ONE World Champion and extended his six-year undefeated streak.
But “Aquaman” was certainly no pushover, and after scoring spectacular finishes to open his ONE tenure, he remains the division’s most feared knockout artist.
Here are three reasons why this World Title rematch is sure to deliver action for as long as it lasts.
#1 Each Man Has Something To Prove
Both competitors come into this contest not just hoping to win – but to win in an emphatic fashion.
Because while their first fight was incredibly action-packed, there was no runaway victor, and the three Circle-side judges couldn’t even come to a unanimous decision.
For Eersel, a decisive victory over such a dangerous challenger would garner him the respect he feels he’s owed as the planet’s top lightweight striker.
And for Sinsamut, a knockout would earn him a coveted ONE World Title and solidify his status as the organization’s premiere Muay Thai knockout artist, proving that his first two performances inside the Circle were no fluke.
Simply put, both athletes will be gunning for a highlight-reel finish, and that’s a recipe for entertainment.
#2 Eersel’s Aggression Meets Sinsamut’s Power
Stylistically, any clash between Eersel and Sinsamut is certain to produce dizzying action.
On one hand, the reigning ONE Lightweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion is a long and rangy offensive dynamo. Eersel is capable of overwhelming his opponents from a variety of angles and with a wide array of strikes, from his piston-like jabs to punishing knees.
The Thai challenger, on the other hand, is arguably the division’s hardest hitter, willing to absorb one or two shots just to land his own concussive blow.
It’s that meeting of constant, dynamic aggression with true one-punch knockout power that should make this matchup a tense, white-knuckle affair from start to finish.
#3 Both Men Have Been Virtually Unstoppable In ONE
Finally, each man’s prodigious accomplishments make this main event bout a world-class contest of the highest degree.
Across his eight electrifying bouts in ONE, including six World Title fights, Eersel has rarely been hurt, and his mystique as the planet’s top lightweight striker has only grown.
Meanwhile, Sinsamut rocketed to the top of the division, knocking out legendary kickboxer Nieky Holzken and dangerous Brit Liam Nolan in a matter of months. Moreover, he did it all without once finding himself in any real trouble.
When these two top-tier competitors square off on March 17, fans can rest assured that they’re watching the best of the best.