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Update: Giorgio Petrosyan Recovering After Successful Jaw Surgery

Oct 18, 2021

Kickboxing icon Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan is on the road to recovery.

After being knocked out by Superbon in their ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title match at ONE: FIRST STRIKE in Singapore this past Friday, 15 October, Petrosyan was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

Then, on Saturday, the Armenian-Italian legend underwent surgery to repair his broken jaw, and the procedure was a success.

“Yesterday evening, my jaw was fixed with two plates,” Petrosyan wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday. “The surgery went well. I feel better already. Thanks to all for the support. I will keep you updated.”

Giorgio Petrosyan stares down Superbon before their meeting at ONE: FIRST STRIKE.

Petrosyan has long been considered the kickboxing GOAT.

Before his battle with Superbon on Friday, the Armenian-Italian striker owned a 104-2-2 (2 NC) record, claimed the 2019 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship, and hadn’t lost a fight in eight years.

That all changed when the Thai superstar knocked “The Doctor” out with a head kick in the second round to hand him the third blemish of his 19-year-long professional career.

Everyone at ONE Championship wishes Petrosyan a speedy recovery.

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