Whereas followers await the principle occasion of ONE 157, the co-main occasion between Prajanchai PK.Saenchai and Joseph Lasiri can be one to be careful for.
Prajanchai is about to place his ONE strawweight Muay Thai world title on the road in opposition to the No.1-ranked Joseph Lasiri this Friday, Might 20, on the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The battle will probably be Prajanchai’s first world title protection since seizing the belt from the legendary Sam-A Gaiyanghadao final yr, and Lasiri is a greater than worthy opponent.
Let’s check out what the Sportskeeda ONE Championship crew thinks about this thrilling co-main occasion matchup.
Ben Imperial: Prajanchai PK.Saenchai by way of fourth-round TKO
Joseph Lasiri has been on a roll since transferring all the way down to strawweight and appears like a distinct fighter than in his first 4 matches in ONE Championship. I believe he’s discovered the most effective weight class to thrive in.
Nonetheless, Prajanchai is a monster with nearly 400 bouts to his title. He demolished Sam-A Gaiyanghadao in his first bout within the promotion and, as scary because it sounds, he may very well be even higher this time round.
I consider that this match will probably be filled with motion proper from the opening bell, with each fighters slugging it out to check one another’s energy. I don’t consider the battle will see the scorecards.
Vince Richards: Prajanchai PK.Saenchai by way of third-round KO/TKO
This match will probably be a licensed barnburner between two Muay Thai artists who need nothing greater than to showcase a potent offensive arsenal. Joseph Lasiri has discovered his kind in ONE Championship after transferring to strawweight, taking wins over Asahi Shinagawa and Rocky Ogden.
Prajanchai PK.Saenchai, in the meantime, has only one battle within the promotion. Nonetheless, it was a masterclass in opposition to Thai icon Sam-A Gaiyanghadao to develop into the ONE strawweight Muay Thai world champion.
A win like that’s certain to enhance Prajanchai each mentally and bodily. Already a grasp of his craft, it’s secure to say that Prajanchai will head into ONE 157: Petchmorakot vs. Vienot a fair higher fighter.
James de Rozario: Prajanchai PK.Saenchai by way of fourth-round TKO
Lasiri’s relentless ahead stress has brought on a great deal of bother for his opponents in his previous matches. Nonetheless, the defending world champion shouldn’t have a difficulty countering the Italian’s aggressive fashion.
Prajanchai would not thoughts enjoying second fiddle to the top-ranked star, and when he counters, he ought to have the ability to dig into his rival’s protection along with his exact fists or crisp kicks.
The Italian tends to drop his guard when he’s in ‘assault mode’. If the Thai world champion can catch him throughout an in depth alternate, anticipate him to ground his rival with a few boxing mixtures for a knockdown or maybe even a knockout.
Atilano Diaz: Prajanchai PK.Saenchai by fifth-round knockout
There’s no doubting Prajanchai on this battle. His efficiency in opposition to a legend in Sam-A in 2021 was extraordinary. Whereas Joseph Lasiri is a succesful veteran, he’s merely going to be outgunned by the way more skilled Thai fighter.
Prajanchai’s method is as fluid because it will get, and he has only a few weaknesses, if any. Lasiri will put up battle, like he at all times does. Nonetheless, he simply doesn’t have sufficient within the toolbox to cope with Prajanchai’s myriad weapons.
I believe that is going to be an thrilling battle, and one that can finish within the ultimate stanza, with Prajanchai popping out on high.
End result: Prajanchai PK.Saenchai 4, Joseph Lasiri 0