Rodtang Jitmuangnon isn’t sleeping on Savvas Michael’s skills – ‘He’s changed a lot’

Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon defeated a variety of different attackers to reach his perfect 11-0 record in ONE Super Series, so he can be sure he has the skills to take on anyone.

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Still, the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion isn’t underestimating Savvas ‘The Baby Face Killer’ Michael ahead of their showdown at ONE on Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II on August 26th.

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Rodtang and Michael will face off in the semi-finals of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix that night, and the Thai superstar reckons he will have to be careful when trading leather with the Cypriot dynamo inside the stadium. cover of Singapore.

“In the World Grand Prix he changed his style to skillful and tactical. So I have to be prepared a lot, because he changed a lot. Rodtang said.

On paper, the fighters share a similar style.

“The Iron Man” relied heavily on his fearless and ruthless approach to score notable victories inside the Circle.

Michael has displayed these aggressive tendencies throughout his career as well, with at least half of his wins coming by knockout. But the more tactical style he used to get through his quarter-final battle with Amir Naseri may have hinted at a more evolved striker.

Muay Thai veteran shares his state of mind before Savvas Michael fight

Rodtang has noted that, but he believes his own ability to change the game plan on the spot could be the deciding factor in their semi-final showdown on August 26.

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“I’m not too worried about Savvas’ change in fighting style. I will apply my own style. I will try to see the weaknesses of my opponents and manage every turn. offered the 25-year-old.

“When you fight, you have to know how you have to adapt. You have to be a chameleon to beat your opponent.

Although he thinks Michael could pose a threat to his undefeated Muay Thai run in ONE, “The Iron Man” still recognizes a few flaws in his next opponent’s skills.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon wants to impress Chatri Sityodtong to get the extra dollars

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And he wants to take the opportunity to earn a place in the Grand Prix Final and potentially win a performance bonus of US$50,000.

“I think he had a weakness that he was advancing too much when he still lacked good defence. But in the World Grand Prix he was calmer. I believe, however, that he has this weakness, “ Rodtang pointed out.

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“I see his defense still doesn’t cover what it needs to cover. I’ll take that as my advantage. If possible, I would like to knock him out, because I would like to win the big boss bonus, [ONE CEO] Mr Chatri [Sityodtong].”

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