‘I Don’t Regret Anything’ – Supergirl Ready To Kiss Her Teenage Years Goodbye At ONE Fight Night 16
Thai phenom Anna “Supergirl” Jaroonsak is just days away from the final fight of her teen years.
This Friday, November 3, at ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs. Andrade on Prime Video, the young striker hopes to continue her climb toward atomweight kickboxing gold when she battles Spanish veteran Cristina Morales in U.S. primetime at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Already with 47 fights on her resume – including four thrilling appearances in ONE – Anna will turn 20 years old later in November.
She recently spoke to onefc.com about her unique time as a teenager. Despite the sacrifices she made to become a world-class martial artist, she wouldn’t change a thing:
“I don’t regret anything I did or decisions made in my teenage years. Of course, sometimes it was not easy or I wanted to get out of the daily grind. But finally, my choices have come to fruition today.”
Indeed, “Supergirl’s” hard work has paid off.
Now firmly established as one of the planet’s top strikers, she will face a three-time Kickboxing World Champion this Friday with a real chance to enter the ONE Women’s Atomweight Kickboxing World Title picture.
Looking back, she says her best memory as a teen was making her debut in the world’s largest martial arts organization.
But while she won that fight – a stunning first-round knockout of Argentinian Muay Thai Champion Milagros Lopez – the Jaroonsak Muaythai representative admits to feeling some nerves whenever she competes against elite adult strikers:
“My favorite memory from my teenage years is that I got to fight in ONE when I was only 16 years old. Even though I was only 16 years old, I had been fighting for a long time, and I have always been very determined in every fight.
“When I joined ONE Championship at the age of 16, I felt very proud. But at the same time, there’s a little bit of pressure. Because other opponents are grown-ups. They have more maturity than me in the fight. But I believe that my experience and hard work make me on par with them.”
Supergirl Gives Advice To Aspiring Young Fighters
No longer a teenager competing against older fighters, Anna Jaroonsak can offer advice to other young prodigies looking to reach the top of the combat sports world.
According to “Supergirl,” the keys to success have been patience, dedication, and a desire to entertain each and every time she steps in the ring.
“My advice for the next generation of fighters is that nothing comes to fruition in just a few years. You need to dedicate yourself and work hard every day. Like me, there was no way I could join ONE Championship with just a couple of years of training, but I had been fighting since I was a kid.
“I always fight, and I always try my best in every fight. Even in just a small fight, we have to fight as if it was a big fight. I always think that I must entertain audiences in order to shine. So, all I want to tell you is be patient, and your day will eventually come.”
Like any other teenager, the young prodigy made her fair share of mistakes throughout her adolescence.
But she’s quick to reiterate that she has no remorse, instead recognizing that any missteps ultimately produced the global superstar she’s become:
“I don’t regret anything. I feel like I did what I did. Even though there were some difficulties, it made me the “Supergirl” I am today. So, I definitely have no regrets.”