‘I’m Stronger, Faster, Tougher’ – Dmitry Menshikov Plans To Breeze Through Sinsamut And Secure A World Title Shot

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Russian knockout artist Dmitry Menshikov isn’t the least bit intimidated by Sinsamut “Aquaman” Klinmee.

The former ONE Lightweight Muay Thai World Title challengers will throw down in U.S. primetime this Friday at ONE Fight Night 22: Sundell vs. Diachkova on Prime Video as they both aim to earn another crack at the throne.

Menshikov will come into the contest in Bangkok following back-to-back first-round knockouts and is understandably brimming with confidence.

Never one to mince words, the Russian powerhouse spoke to onefc.com about Sinsamut – and he made it immediately clear what he thinks of his foe’s skills:

“He has absolutely no advantages over me.”

A mainstay atop ONE’s lightweight Muay Thai division since 2022, Sinsamut has garnered a reputation as one of the sport’s most feared strikers, boasting a trio of highlight-reel stoppages in the organization.

But Menshikov sees weakness in the Thai fan favorite and says that “Aquaman” will fold under his relentless pressure and aggression:

“My style will be a problem for Sinsamut. I studied his fights, and I can see that he doesn’t like fast-paced and high-pressure battles.

“As a result, he gets physically drained, and then he cannot hide from problems.”

For his part, Menshikov is a truly devastating puncher who throws every single strike with ruthless intent.

The 26-year-old isn’t about to hide his game plan: Move forward, throw bombs, and secure the knockout.

It’s an approach that’s already earned him 20 career finishes, and he’s positive it will work against Sinsamut:

“I’m stronger, faster, tougher. All of that combined will cause a lot of problems for Sinsamut. If I close the distance, he won’t be able to change anything, and it will end very badly for him.

“If I catch him with my punch, the fight will end early.”

Menshikov Wants Eersel Rematch Next

While he’s not looking past Sinsamut Klinmee at ONE Fight Night 22, Dmitry Menshikov is determined to take another shot at Regian “The Immortal” Eersel and the ONE Lightweight Muay Thai World Title.

The Russian has already challenged Eersel once, suffering a disappointing first-round defeat in his promotional debut back in June 2023.

Despite that setback, Menshikov says his dominant two-fight run since then shows that he’s ready for a chance at redemption:

“I’m doing everything I can to fight for the title again. Two knockouts in two fights is proof of that.”

Of course, if he wants another date with “The Immortal,” Menshikov will first have to get past Sinsamut.

And in his mind, a victory over the Thai would seal the deal for another World Title opportunity:

“I think I’m already the #1 contender for the World Title, but a win over [Sinsamut] will be a 100 percent guarantee that I will fight for the belt again.”

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