‘The Fight Every Kickboxing Fan Must Watch’ – Superbon Hyped For World Title Defense Against Allazov
Now scheduled for the main event of ONE Fight Night 6 on Prime Video, this matchup between two of the world’s top pound-for-pound strikers has had fans salivating for months.
In March 2022 at ONE X, Allazov earned a hard-fought decision over Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong to win the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix, punching his ticket to a shot at Superbon’s throne.
After so much anticipation, Superbon and Allazov are ready to throw down in a battle that’s destined for fireworks. And for his part, the defending World Champion is feeling the hype:
“Both Chingiz and I are in the top form. This fight will be super exciting. He wants my belt and I want to beat every contender in the ranking. It’s now or never for me and Chingiz. If we miss this chance; I don’t know when we will have a chance to fight again. I would say that this fight is the fight every kickboxing fan must watch.”
The owner of more than 100 career victories, Superbon debuted in ONE Championship with a thrilling win over Sittichai.
The Thai superstar then scored 2021’s Striking Knockout of the Year when he decimated all-time great Giorgio Petrosyan to capture the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title and followed that up with a successful defense against Armenian superstar Marat Grigorian.
Comparing Allazov to his previous three foes, Superbon says the challenger is skilled but not at a different level:
“Surely, he is a strong opponent. He just won the World Grand Prix tournament. He is the same level as Giorgio Petrosyan, Marat, or even Sittichai. He is one of the best kickboxers in ONE. But still, for me, he’s not better than Petrosyan, Marat, or Sittichai. If I’m not careless I will never lose to him. And careless is not in my dictionary.”
Superbon Ready For Whatever Allazov Brings
The Singha Mawynn Muay Thai-trained star is loaded with confidence, sure that he’ll walk away on January 13 with the golden belt still securely wrapped around his waist.
And while Superbon recognizes that “Chinga” has earned his shot at the World Title, he doesn’t think the top contender owns the striking skills to usurp the throne.
The Thai said:
“Let me mention my one and only disadvantage to Chingiz. That is the build. He’s bigger than me. That’s it. Therefore, all the rest are my advantages.”
Despite his confidence, Superbon recognizes that Allazov is a dynamic striker who’s capable of fighting in a variety of styles – whether it’s bringing aggressive pressure and brawling or utilizing elusive movement and counter-strikes.
But according to the featherweight kickboxing king, the Azerbaijani-Belarusian challenger won’t be able to surprise him at ONE Fight Night 6.
The 32-year-old added:
“He changes his style a lot, but I think he doesn’t have more than two to three styles in his sleeve. So, he is still predictable. And, I think my style is more stable and effective than his.
“My style is more aggressive and my strike is heavier than his. And I have really, really good defense. No matter what tricks he uses, I’ll be ready for it.”