Azizpour had long past 3-0 in his first 3 ONE bouts, however may just now not get previous the dominance of Roman Kryklia, the reigning light-heavyweight kickboxing and heavyweight Muay Thai international champion.
A defeat to the Ukrainian is under no circumstances a shame, however Azizpour will likely be taking a look to seek out the shape that noticed him take two unanimous determination wins and one sensational knockout when he got here onto the ONE scene in 2021.
He has now not fought within the organisation since defeat to Kryklia in November 2022, however is aware of getting again within the win column can temporarily uplift his heavyweight kickboxing credentials. It would additionally lead down a trail of redemption in opposition to Kryklia. The pair have fought thrice now – with the Iranian maintaining one win, and a starvation for some other no doubt.
An international championships silver medallist in Muay Thai, Azizpour is without doubt one of the Heart East’s elite stickers, however will face a stern take a look at this weekend within the type of Opacic.
The 26-year-old holds an excellent 6-1 report in ONE with various highlight-reel finishes to his identify – and he additionally is aware of a win over Azizpour would undoubtedly bolster his struggle CV.
There’s a lot at the line for each males in Japan this weekend, and don’t be shocked if it doesn’t pass the space.
ONE 165: Superlek vs. Takeru takes position Sunday January 28 1pm GST on the Ariake Enviornment, Tokyo. That is an match to not be ignored so mark your calendars, obtain the ONE Tremendous App, and pass to observe.onefc.com now!
ONE Championship returns to the Heart East on March 1 with ONE 166: Qatar on the Lusail Stadium, Doha. A historical night time awaits with at least 5 name fights deliberate, and tickets at the moment are to be had from Virgin Megastore and Q-Tickets.