Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon is preparing to defend his ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title against Petchdam Petchyindee Academy – and he’s confident that his explosiveness will lead him to victory.
After spending time with his girlfriend, Stamp Fairtex, during the COVID-19 lockdown, the flyweight king started working on his game at the Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand, ahead of ONE: NO SURRENDER.
On Wednesday, 15 July, Rodtang displayed his massive punching power in a video posted to Instagram.
There’s no doubt that power will be key for “The Iron Man,” who told ONEFC.com earlier in July that it was the difference between losing to Petchdam in their first encounter in May 2017 and then winning the rematch in February 2018.
“The weight cut was difficult, and my body was not stable yet. I had no power in the last rounds. That’s why I lost,” the 22-year-old World Champion said.
“In the second fight, I had full power. I continued to fight and kept moving. Petchdam lost against me very clearly and showed weaknesses.”
Meanwhile, it’s clear Rodtang plans to make the trilogy bout at ONE: NO SURRENDER something fans will never forget.
“I want this fight to be crazy,” he said. “If he just wants to win by collecting points, then I will do things my way by going forward and chasing him.”
The epic main event for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title will go down in Bangkok on Friday, 31 July.