‘I Don’t Think My Age Is A Problem’ – Teen Phenom Supergirl Sets Sights On Atomweight Kickboxing World Title
The teen phenom’s right hand and famous spear knee were on display in the 118-pound catchweight kickboxing contest in Bangkok, as she earned the unanimous decision victory after three impressive rounds.
After losing a tight split decision to former Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex in a strawweight clash last time out, “Supergirl” felt like she needed a positive outcome.
And while a late change of opponent moved the bout from atomweight to catchweight, the Jaroonsak Muaythai representative fully intends to chase gold in the lighter weight class.
She told onefc.com:
“I was excited for this fight because I knew I had to win.
“I am trying to go to a lower weight division right now. I felt more comfortable in the fight.”
Now 3-1 in the world’s largest martial arts organization – with her only defeat coming to Stamp – “Supergirl” feels ready to work toward reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Janet Todd.
At just 19 years old, the Thai rising star still has a long career ahead of her, but she believes in her ability to challenge the division’s elite.
“I don’t think my age is a problem [in going for the World Title]. I’m confident in my technique, my power, and my performances.
“Please support me and watch my fights. I will show my knees and my other techniques!”
Supergirl Not Interested In Stamp Fairtex Rematch
Just days removed from her latest victory at ONE Fight Night 13, Anna “Supergirl” Jaroonsak doesn’t have a definitive next step, but there’s one high-profile match that she would prefer to avoid.
Fans have called for a rematch between “Supergirl” and Stamp given their exciting three-round thriller that was put together on late notice in January, but the young prodigy isn’t eager to make that happen.
The two Thai athletes are on good terms and bonded closely after their showdown, so “Supergirl” plans on focusing her efforts elsewhere:
“I think no, [I wouldn’t like to face Stamp again] because I really respect her.”
However, there is one confirmed matchup that the 19-year-old can’t wait to see, and it features her older sister: 24-year-old Nat “Wondergirl” Jaroonsak.
On September 29, Nat will face ONE Women’s Strawweight MMA World Champion Xiong Jing Nan in a special rules striking contest that will see them duke it out with hands in 4-ounce gloves. “Supergirl” knows Xiong is a fearsome puncher, but she has faith in her sibling’s ability to get the job done.
“I think Xiong Jing Nan is a very good boxer, but I’m going to predict that my sister is going to win for sure because I believe she can do it.”