Allazov Scores Shocking Knockout Of Superbon To Become ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Champion
It appears Chingiz Allazov has developed a new habit – taking out one kickboxing legend after the next.
“Chinga” continued that trend in the main event of ONE Fight Night 6 on January 13, scoring a second-round knockout of Superbon Singha Mawynn to dethrone the Thai superstar and claim the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
The clash of pound-for-pound greats began with Allazov bounding in and out of Superbon’s range, and the latter trying to pin down the Azerbaijani-Belarusian striker.
Eventually, the man with one of the greatest beards in ONE showed he wasn’t afraid to take the fight to Superbon. Allazov attacked aggressively, yet carefully, with right hands that turned the defending king’s chin sideways.
However, it was the Gridin Gym athlete’s slapping left high kick that raised eyebrows. While the head kick didn’t quite connect, “Chinga” nearly did to Superbon what Superbon had done to Giorgio Petrosyan to win the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title in 2021.
And before long, Allazov would have his moment.
The surging #1 contender started the second round with blistering rights, but it was a Superman punch that rattled Superbon. Allazov followed with a flurry of hands and connected with another right that sent the Singha Mawynn representative down.
Superbon took his eight-count and stepped back into the fight, but “Chinga” jolted him with another punching combination that dropped him once again. Following that second knockdown, the Thai’s aura of invincibility seemed to diminish under the growing glow of Allazov’s confidence.
When referee Olivier Coste resumed the fight, Allazov sprinted toward his foe and pushed him back with punches and kicks. And then, as Superbon sprung off the Circle Wall, the 29-year-old stung him with a devastating right hand to score the walk-off KO at 1:03 of round two.
The victory earned Allazov the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship golden belt – which he’ll surely place alongside his ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship silver strap – a US$50,000 performance bonus, and the right to call out any man on the roster.
When he did, that man was ONE Lightweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Regian Eersel, potentially setting the stage for a monumental clash of divisional kings.