Capitan Petchyindee Academy’s primary goal since joining ONE Super Series has always been to compete for a ONE World Title in either kickboxing or Muay Thai.
Now that the opportunity has finally arrived, he has no plans of letting it slip through his hands.
Capitan battles Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov for the latter’s ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title in the main event of ONE: UNBREAKABLE on January 22 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and he plans to walk out of the arena with the belt draped over his shoulder.
“Of course, I am really happy to fight for the ONE World Title. I don’t feel nervous or excited [in a bad way],” Capitan told ONEFC.com.
“Fighting for the World Title has been my plan and goal since I joined ONE. I would like to be a ONE World Champion.”
Capitan had a debut to remember in The Home Of Martial Arts, scoring the fastest finish in ONE Super Series history with a six-second KO of Petchtanong Petchfergus at ONE: A NEW BREED III in September of 2020.
What’s surprising about the walk-off KO win is that the Thai superstar felt like he could have showed more in the match.
“Honestly, I was not satisfied in my debut with Petchtanong because I had not shown my fans how good I am,” he said.
“The fight was over too soon, but at least this fight made more people get to know me. That is one of my goals, and I aim to explode with my best performance in the ring.”
While confident about his chances against Ramazanov, he did acknowledge his Russian foe’s strengths, from his unconventional style to his size.
Capitan is four inches shorter than Ramazanov, but he believes he can find a way to cut his opponent down to size.
“Alaverdi has a real foreign style and it’s difficult to fight with. He is well-rounded and has various weapons. I have to throw my weapons at the right time,” Capitan said.
“His strength is that he’s big and tall, but I don’t see anything to worry about. I have more experience and many other advantages. If he gets hit by my heavy punches or kicks, he might be [in trouble].
“One more thing – he has been away from the ring for quite a while. I had a couple of fights last year, so I am sure my body is well prepared.”
At the end of the day, Capitan believes he has the necessary tools to throw Ramazanov off his game and maybe add another KO clip to his highlight reel.
“I have to be quick and I have to try to make him feel uncomfortable, so I will throw my weapons by walking forward at the start of the rounds,” the Thai said.
“I also plan to knock him out, but I am not sure what round – maybe round four or five.”
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