‘I Must Develop In Every Aspect To Survive Here’ – Chorfah Vows To Bounce Back At ONE Friday Fights 3
A loss means nothing if a fighter can’t learn a lesson from it, and Chorfah Tor.Sangtiennoi is using his debut defeat against Tagir Khalilov as inspiration to get better.
With that experience in the bank, the exciting Thai slugger is confident that he’ll showcase key improvements when he headlines ONE Friday Fights 3 against Petsukumvit Boi Bangna in a flyweight Muay Thai matchup on February 3.
While Chorfah owns a stellar 100-43-8 career record, it was a big moment when he first stepped into the Circle to compete in the world’s largest martial arts organization last year.
The result was a disappointing first-round TKO, but that surprising setback is only fueling his desire to show his true potential at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, this week.
The 29-year-old said:
“In my fight with Tagir, I think I was a bit flustered because it was my first fight in ONE Championship. Plus, I was too focused on a great performance. That is why I failed easily.
“I tried to kick Tagir early in the game. But when I got close to him, I was punched. When I rewatch my fight video, I agree that I got up [from the knockdown] too early. Another reason was I still didn’t fully understand the rules. After this match, I had so much regret that I can’t explain it.”
With the emotions from that defeat burning inside of him, Chorfah got back inside the gym and began to work on all areas of his game.
He knew it would take physical and mental improvements, and he’s done everything he can to raise the level of both during the two-month period between bouts.
The Sangtiennoi Gym athlete explained:
“That fight taught me that only strong fighters can survive in ONE Championship – especially in the flyweight division, which is stacked with elite Thai and foreign fighters – so I must develop in every aspect to survive here.”
Chorfah Ready To Trade Blows With Aggressive Petsukumvit
Petsukumvit Boi Bangna won’t make it easy to get back on track, but Chorfah Tor.Sangtiennoi knows what to expect from his fellow Thai at ONE Friday Fights 3.
In fact, the two men will bring similar styles to the ring.
Both strikers are big punchers with fierce right hands and aggressive instincts, and while Chorfah recognizes the threat he’s facing, he also believes he can win that battle.
“Petchsukhumvit’s style is to walk forward and keep throwing heavy punches and kicks. After I watched his fight videos, I discovered that his strengths are his fists, aggression, and endurance. But I believe that I can surpass him in the trading game.”
Chorfah has prepared diligently for the Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion’s skill set, and he’s ready to deliver an improved performance in his sophomore ONE appearance.
With a hunger to claim his first victory in the organization, the experienced Thai won’t back down when it comes to crunch time and hopes to prove that he belongs among the best.
“I’ve prepared my fists, elbows, and other weapons for him in this fight. He can’t get through me easily.
“This time, I’m going to get noticed in ONE Championship.”