‘I’m not afraid’: Duangsompong Jitmuangnon Promises Violence Against Batman Or.Atchariya

Muay Thai flyweight Duangsompong Jitmuangnon is hoping to provide an action-packed performance against Batman Or.Atchariya this Friday.

The Thai duo are scheduled to meet in the ring in three days time, headlining ONE Championship’s ‘ONE Friday Fights 4’ event at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok.

The bout will be Jitmuangnon’s debut performance within the promotion, having fought in ‘MuayDee WithiThai‘ and ‘Suek Petchyindee‘ prior to his arrival.

The 24-year-old has a current record of 3-2, with all five of his bouts going the distance. He comes into Friday’s contest off the back of a decision loss to fellow countryman Rambolek Tor Yotha, which was followed by a 14-month hiatus from competition.

Jitmuangnon has been yearning for an opportunity to shine underneath the ONE banner, and discussed debutising this week.

Speaking to ONE, he said: “When I knew that I was going to fight at ONE Lumpinee, I was really happy and excited.

After watching my former opponents like Komawut FA.Group and Chorfah Tor.Sangtiennoi appear on ONE Lumpinee, it made me excited. Plus, I have never fought wearing small gloves before.”

His opponent, Or.Atchariya (24-12-1), will arrive to the ring following a duo of successive decision defeats to Kongsuk Suanluangrotyok.

The experienced 27-year-old is a former Muay Thai world champion at 135 lbs, having won a title at the Lumpinee Stadium back in 2019 after beating Sakchainoi M.U.Den. He also went undefeated throughout 2020, earning himself a ‘Channel 7 Stadium Fighter of the Year’ award in the process.

Jitmuangnon is more than aware of the threats his upcoming opponent possesses, but still remains adamant of putting on an action-packed spectacle for the home crowd.

He said: “I’ve always followed Batman’s performances. He’s a skilled fighter. But I want him to trade blows with me in our fight. I don’t want him to back down too much.

“Batman’s strengths are probably his kicks and flying knees.  But I’m not afraid of them. I’ve focused on training and neutralizing his game. I just have to watch out for his punches, elbows, and counters.

“My game plan is to walk toward him, but I have to be more concise than before. I think this match will not go the distance because I plan to [get the finish and] receive a bonus.”

‘ONE Friday Fights 4’ is available to view in most countries worldwide via the promotion’s YouTube and Facebook channels, with the card kicking off from 1:30pm for British Muay Thai fans.

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