“I will do it with pressure” – Joseph Lasiri vows to end Prajanchai rivalry with another resounding finish

ONE strawweight Muay Thai world champion Joseph Lasiri is in search of to put a dot on his rivalry with Prajanchai PK Saenchai in his favor of their unification struggle later this week.

‘The Hurricane’ will battle interim strawweight Muay Thai title holder Prajanchai for the division’s supremacy within the co-headlining conflict at ONE Friday Fights 46. The occasion is about for December 22 on the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

It will be a rematch between the highest prime strikers after Lasiri seized the strawweight Muay Thai gold from Prajanchai in May final yr.

Heading into their unification bout, 32-year-old Italian-Moroccan champion Lasiri stated he’s going to deliver the warmth and go for the finish late in his showdown in opposition to his Thai rival:

“For me, the prediction is I will beat Prajanchai in spherical 4 by KO. I will do it with strain.”

ONE Friday Fights 46 marks the primary title protection for Joseph Lasiri. He was final in motion in November 2022, when he vied to develop into a double ONE world champion ny taking up the promotion’s flyweight Muay Thai king Rodtang Jitmuangnon. He misplaced by unanimous resolution.

Prajanchai, in the meantime, is on a three-fight profitable streak, together with a second-round KO win over Thai legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao in June this yr to declare the interim strawweight Muay Thai world title.

Check your native listings or go to ONE Championship’s official web site on how to watch the occasion out of your location. Fans within the United States and Canada can catch ONE Friday Fights 46: Tawanchai vs. Superbon through pay-per-view on watch.onefc.com.

Joseph Lasiri says he discovered quite a bit in Rodtang struggle

Joseph Lasiri fell brief in notching a second ONE world title when he challenged Rodtang Jitmuangnon for his flyweight Muay Thai gold final yr. However, he discovered quite a bit from the competition, which solely made him a greater fighter.

The Italian-Moroccan strawweight Muay Thai world champion battled ‘The Iron Man’ in November final yr. He went the complete route however not after emptying his cache of weapons simply to stand toe-to-toe with Rodtang. He nonetheless misplaced by unanimous resolution regardless of a powerful effort.

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Joseph Lasiri shared:

“In the struggle in opposition to Rodtang, it was onerous. We anticipated that earlier than we went to struggle [facing his style] and I bear in mind after I fought Rodtang it was like spherical for spherical, you have got to change one thing.”

See the interview beneath:


The classes he obtained from the Rodtang struggle are amongst what Lasiri will dig into as he takes on Thai rival and interim strawweight Muay Thai titleholder Prajanchai PK Saenchai.

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