Superbon claimed the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title and he did so in the most amazing fashion.
Facing the GOAT of the sport, Superbon sent shockwaves to the entire world after knocking out Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan at ONE: FIRST STRIKE last Friday, October 15 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in what was easily a KO of the year candidate.
It was a well-placed right head kick to the jaw which sent Petrosyan crashing stiff in the canvas as the world watched in shock as the seemingly indestructible Petrosyan lay unconscious.
The finish came in the 20-second mark of the second round, as the Banchamek Gym standout capitalized on Petrosyan overextending with a left straight, exposing his left side for a counter head kick which Superbon willingly took.
And when it connected, there was no getting up from there as “The Doctor” dropped stiff on the mat with his legs crossed as Superbon took his victory lap.
With the win, Superbon became the first fighter to beat Petrosyan in seven years and just the second person to knock Petrosyan out in his storied career.
All in all it was a historic night for kickboxing fans as they also the bittersweet end to the career of Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer who promptly retired after losing to the highly-touted Marat Grigorian in the semifinals of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.
The legendary Dutch suffered a second round TKO via leg injury as Grigorian advanced to the semis against old rival Chingiz “Chinga” Allazov who made quick work of Samy “AK47” Sana early in the evening.
“The Killer Kid” Sitthichai outlasted Tayfun “Turbine” Ozcan via split decision in a battle between the tournament dark horses and he’s now set to face the upset-conscious Davit Kiria who scored a come from behind win over Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl in the same card.
The card opened with a bang as heavyweight kickboxing sensation Rade Opacic put on a show against Patrick “Big Swiss” Schmid and score a second round TKO win.
Catch all the ONE Championship action by downloading the ONE Super App.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.