Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, 39, of Thailand is looking to bounce back from a dismal performance in December 2017. He returns to action to square off with Filipino journeyman Jeremy Miado in the co-headliner of “ONE: Iron Will” in Bangkok, Thailand on March 24, 2018.
“I am extremely determined to win,” Amnuaysirichoke said. “I have trained hard, I feel prepared, and am confident that I will win. I do not make plans for any particular type of finish, but I am ready wherever the fight goes. I will train hard and do everything I can to make it happen.”
Amnuaysirichoke is coming off a tough setback to Riku Shibuya of Japan at “ONE: Warriors of the World,” yielding to the Japanese grappling wizard by way of first-round submission. Including the loss to Shibuya, the Thai fighter struggled in three of his last five outings in ONE Championship, including his unsuccessful defense of the ONE Strawweight World Championship against Yoshitaka Naito in May 2016.
“I love to compete against the best out there, I love the process of preparing, and I love being in the cage or in the ring,” Amnuaysirichoke declared. “It’s the warrior’s blood inside me.”
Amnuaysirichoke brought his country to the top of the kickboxing world when he captured the Lumpinee Stadium championship three times in two different weight classes. The Thai kickboxer later crossed over into the cage to claim the inaugural ONE Strawweight World Championship against former Filipino boxing champion Roy Doliguez in May 2015.
While Miado is a dangerous Filipino combatant with a great desire to claim his first win in ONE Championship, Amnuaysirichoke views his opponent as a stepping stone to place himself back on the winning track. The Thai fighter said, “It’s so much to do with my life as a martial artist.”
“I train hard every day even if there’s no scheduled bout,” Amnuaysirichoke added. “I always make sure to learn new techniques and keep myself healthy. It’s not just my profession. It’s my way of life.”
Here is a clip featuring Amnuaysirichoke: