‘Won’t Be Very Good For Him’ – Sinsamut Klinmee Expects To Shock Regian Eersel In 4-Ounce Gloves
Sinsamut Klinmee has been in sensational form since his ONE Championship debut in March, quickly putting himself on the path to gold.
The Thai rising star scored back-to-back knockout wins over Nieky Hokzken and Liam Nolan to establish himself as a serious World Title threat.
And now this Friday, October 21, he will fight Dutch-Surinamese superstar Regian Eersel for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Muay Thai World Title at ONE on Prime Video 3: Lineker vs. Andrade.
It won’t be easy to defeat Eersel, who already owns the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title and is a perfect 7-0 in the organization.
However, Sinsamut believes he’s the man to finally stop “The Immortal” when they clash at the Axiata Arena in Malaysia live in North American primetime.
“I think I can win for sure in this fight. I can [beat Eersel].”
“I’m training much harder than ever. The only thing I’m feeling and thinking about right now is bringing that belt back home.
“There are so many obstacles that I’ve been through leading up to this point, and I’m really motivated and disciplined. I’m looking at the World Championship.”
Beyond his dominant run in ONE Championship, Eersel has not lost in six years and will carry a stunning 19-fight winning streak into Friday’s showdown.
However, this will also be his first Muay Thai battle in the promotion – and his first time wearing smaller 4-ounce gloves.
On the other side, Sinsamut has rattled off two devastating KOs under this rule set, and he thinks that experience will weigh in his favor.
The Thai said:
“I think it’s an advantage for me [that he’s coming over from kickboxing to Muay Thai].
[The 4-ounce gloves are also] to my advantage. I like the small gloves. I think my punches are hard, and if he feels that, if he gets a punch, it won’t be very good for him.
“I see his weakness, but I don’t want to tell anybody. So, let’s see during the fight. Everybody will see what happens.”
Sinsamut Ready To Entertain, But Not Feeling Pressure
Sinsamut Klinmee’s stunning run has seen him earn consecutive performance bonuses from ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
The slugger from Venum Training Camp finished legendary Dutchman Nieky Holzken with a chopping right hand before knocking out British powerhouse Liam Nolan with a left hook. In the process, he quickly cemented himself as one of the hottest rising stars in the world’s largest martial arts organization.
However, Sinsamut doesn’t feel any extra pressure to perform ahead of his massive World Title match against Regian Eersel. Instead, he’ll enter with the same mindset as always – while hoping it leads to exciting results.
“I can’t personally say that [I am the most entertaining fighter]. I would like the fans to watch and see, they can be the judge if they think I’m the most entertaining fighter in ONE Championship.
“For me, I like to fight, I will give everything into the fight. I would like the fight to be as entertaining as possible.”