Janet “JT” Todd may reign as the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion, but she knows a certain superstar is coming for her belt.
That superstar is ONE Championship newcomer Anissa “C18” Meksen, arguably the greatest pound-for-pound female striker in the world.
Todd is well-aware that fighting the feared Frenchwoman would come with risks and rewards. But that’s exactly why she hopes to meet Meksen in the Circle.
“She definitely has a reputation and was at the top at GLORY. If I want to be the best in the world, that’s somebody that I should definitely fight,” Todd says.
Hailing from Nancy, France, but now residing in Paris, Meksen has shined wherever she’s competed.
“C18” holds an astonishing 100-5 professional record with 32 of those victories coming by way of knockout. What’s more, the French star has put away the likes of Jady Menezes, Sofia Olofsson, and Iman “Pretty Killer” Barlow.
Along the way, the Tiger Muay Thai representative has won six Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Championships. Even before her first ONE Super Series appearance, Meksen’s aura looms large over the stacked atomweight division
And that threat excites the reigning ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion.
Todd is someone who embraces challenges and wants to prove her mettle against the very best in the sport.
That attitude has motivated the American during her incredible six-bout winning streak, which has featured sensational performances against former two-sport World Champion Stamp Fairtex and a pair of top-five contenders in Alma Juniku and Anne “Ninja” Line Hogstad.
“C18” would be her toughest test yet, but “JT” is prepared to square off under any rule set in hopes of proving that she is the greatest female striker on Earth.
“I think the matchup with her will be very good. She’s fast. She’s strong. She has good technique. She was the GLORY Champ,” Todd says.
“So I think any fight with her would be good – whether it’s in [a] Grand Prix or whether it’s defending the kickboxing title or [fighting for an] interim Muay Thai belt. It would be a good challenge for me. I think it’d be good.”