Petchmorakot returns to action in the main event of ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY against Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan in the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix quarterfinals
On Friday, 12 July, Petchmorakot will return to action in the main event of ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY against Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan in the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix quarterfinals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This will be the 2nd time the 2 rivals fight. Petchmorakot won the 1st fight by decisions (2-1) which created a huge argument in the Muay Thai community until this re-match.
The Thai fighter wants to win this fight in a unanimous victory. He admits that he needs to focus on his punching techniques which differ from his close-combat knee style. So he decides to train with Kongpipop Petchyindee who was one of the Muay Thai legends that use his powerful punch as the main weapon.
"I'm more confident that the last fight. I am familiar with Giorgio's speed and pattern. He has a very dangerous punch that I need to be very careful. Now I have Master Kongpipop to train my punching techniques and strategy." said Petchmorakot.
Kongpipop is also talking about his trainee that "I'm a Muay Mat (Punching style fighter. I know exactly what's the pros and cons of it. I'll coach him the best I can.
"He trains with me every day. He will get used to my punch eventually. If he can take my punch, then he will also take Petrosyan's punch. If he can dodge my punch, he will definitely dodge Petrosyan's punch too. So if he sees my blind spot, he will see it with Petrosyan as well."
On the other hand, Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan who lost the 1st fight is also confident for this re-match. "I'll be calm and focus. I know what I need to do."
The Italian fighter said he doesn't need to change his style but he needs to adapt to make sure that he wins the fight.
"I know Petchmorakot is a very good fighter, one of the best fighters to be honest. He is also a left-handed which will make him very difficult to fight with. However, he has some weakness that I need to focus on.
"My goal is to be the champion of ONE Championship. It's more important than the 1 million dollar price because being the champion of ONE means you are number 1 in the world" said Petrosyan.
The re-match will be held on ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY on Friday 12 July 2019 in Malaysia. Stay tuned!!
Watch the 1st fight of Petchmorakot vs Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan >>