ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon has heard Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang’s challenge, and he has no plans of backing down from it.
The Team Lakay star made the news last week when he called out the face of ONE Super Series in what would be the biggest crossover match in the organization.
“I’m really willing to fight him–1,000 percent. I’ll cross over to ONE Super Series if they give me Rodtang. I know I’ll come in as a heavy underdog, but I believe I have the tools to beat Rodtang because I’ve been seeing holes in his game,” Adiwang said.
“I’ve seen the clamor of our fans to see this fight, but it’s not just them, it’s me. I really want this fight, and I really believe that when we face each other, we can bring out an exciting match. I’ll be at my best because I know I can do it once I face Rodtang.”
Adiwang has emerged as one of the most exciting stars in The Home Of Martial Arts, with all of his three wins in the strawweight division coming via finishes.
That’s why he has Rodtang in his crosshairs, as the Thai superstar has also built a reputation inside the ONE Championship Circle for his KO power.
Intrigued by Adiwang’s challenge and wanting to give the fans what they’re asking for, Rodtang welcomed the Filipino’s callout.
“If Lito thinks he has some tricks to beat me, then I welcome him to meet me,” Rodtang told ONEFC.com.
Given both men’s willingness to compete against each other, it’s about the specifics now as Rodtang is a flyweight and Adiwang is a strawweight.
After they figure out the weight, it’s all about deciding on which sport they meet in—but Rodtang is ready for Adiwang wherever this match goes.
“It depends on the weight, whether he will come up in weight or if I will go down,” Rodtang said.
“It also depends on the rule set, whether it is Muay Thai, kickboxing, or MMA. If it were MMA, then I would like to have time to train – at least one year.”
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