ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix
Armenian-Italian sensation Giorgio Petrosyan is back in the ring on May 17 in Singapore. “The Doctor” partakes in ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix which is set to kick off at the event billed as “ONE: Enter the Dragon”. The famed kickboxer takes on the representative of Muay Thai Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy of Thailand. The pair squares off in one of the quarter-final bouts.
ONE Championship announced the bout via a tweet which reads: “Living legend Giorgio Petrosyan and Thai warrior Petchmorakot collide on 17 May in the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix! Predictions?”
Living legend Giorgio Petrosyan and Thai warrior Petchmorakot collide on 17 May in the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix! Predictions? #WeAreONE #EnterTheDragon #Singapore #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/QsYsTCvpbA
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 19, 2019
Over the course of his career Petrosyan earned numerous titles including World Kickboxing Network Intercontinental Welterweight championship and Bellator Kickboxing Lightweight title, just to name a couple. He has also twice won K-1 World MAX Championship Tournament. In his previous bout he stopped Atsushi Tamefusa in the first round. Before that he earned a unanimous decision against Sorgraw Petchyindee and Chingiz Allazov.
Over the course of his career Phetmorakot held prestigious Lumpinee Stadium Championship titles in two weight classes (130 lbs and 105 lbs). Making his fifth appearance at ONE Championship he is coming of a unanimous decision earned against Kenta Yamada. Before that he KO’d Liam Harrison in the second round. The resume of Phetmorakot also includes the victories against a number of prominent Thai-fellows including eminent Saenchai.
Giorgio Petrosyan takes on Phetmorakot on the night which features three other quarter-finals of WGP, including Yodsanklai Fairtex who faces Samy Sana. The event is headlined by Shinya Aoki in defense of his ONE Lightweight title against Christian Lee. The lineup of ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix can be found below.
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy
Andy Souwer vs. Jo Nattawut
Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Samy Sana
Dazhabar Askerov vs. Enriko Kehl