Alaverdi Ramazanov Excited For ‘Very Unpredictable’ Battle With Petchtanong At ONE Friday Fights 68

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Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov is looking forward to his showdown with Petchtanong Petchfergus at ONE Friday Fights 68: Prajanchai vs. Di Bella

The crucial matchup will see a pair of former ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champions square off in Asia primetime on June 28, and the Russian knockout artist thinks it has all the makings of an epic encounter.  

Set to compete in front of a knowledgeable crowd at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Ramazanov also believes those fans will be treated to a feast of striking excellence that could offer up surprises.

The 29-year-old told

“Petchtanong is a very serious opponent. I believe this is a really interesting fight, very unpredictable, because we are both fighters who show class and technique in the ring and who fight smart.” 

Ramazanov was the first-ever ruler of ONE’s bantamweight kickboxing division, taking the crown back in December 2019 with a win over Zhang Chenglong

But despite the Russian’s extensive history in the world’s largest martial arts organization, Petchtanong owns a legendary resume that includes scores of titles and well over 400 fights.

The 38-year-old Thai added to his list of accomplishments by winning the divisional gold in 2022 – although he was later stripped – so Ramazanov knows he’s up against a world-class rival:

“Petchtanong’s strengths are probably his colossal experience. He is a very experienced opponent, very talented, and with a strong fighting IQ. 

“I don’t have a plan for the fight with him. To be honest, I just want to outplay him. I’ll see what his style will be like. With guys like him, you won’t be able to just impose your own game, but it’s interesting to try. 

“I am doing everything possible in the gym to surprise and please the fans with my victory.” 

Ramazanov Has World Title Gold In His Sights

Given their status as former ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champions, Alaverdi Ramazanov thinks the winner of his clash with Petchtanong Petchfergus will get another shot at the division’s top prize. 

He’s coming into ONE Friday Fights 68 off the back of an impressive KO over Alessandro Sara last September, while his veteran rival has earned back-to-back wins in the organization.

Citing their success at the elite level, “Babyface Killer” said: 

“Definitely, this is a [top] contender fight. In general, we don’t have many fighters in ONE who have been performing at such a high level for so long, and so definitely, the winner will fight for the World Championship.” 

Ramazanov got himself into some hot water when he stepped into the ring to call out reigning ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Jonathan “The General” Haggerty at ONE Fight Night 16 last November. 

Despite that high-profile incident, he’s not driven by a sole desire to face Haggerty – though he would welcome that matchup if the Brit is still on the throne when it’s time to challenge for it.

The Russian added: 

“Of course, Haggerty is a very famous and very technical fighter. Many people know him. He is very famous in England and Thailand. And when you are sure that you can easily beat this guy, then you rightfully start demanding this fight. 

“But it doesn’t matter who has the belt when I come for it. I’ll fight whoever has it, whether it’s Haggerty or another opponent.” 

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