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Italy’s Giorgio Petrosyan: ONE Championship is world’s biggest promotion

Giorgio Petrosyan, Chatri Sityodtong, Samy Sana (©ONE Championship)

Giorgio Petrosyan, Chatri Sityodtong, Samy Sana (©ONE Championship)

Fighting of Gorizia, Italy, Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 33, at “ONE: Century 世紀” is one of the two finalists of the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix. The Armenian-Italian kickboxer will face Samy “AK47” Sana, 30, of Paris, France at “ONE: Century 世紀.”

Sana and Petrosyan had their official face-off at the “ONE: Century 世紀” press conference at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, Japan on October 10, 2019. It was attended by Chatri and ONE Championship Japan president Andy Hata.

“I’m so happy to be here now after 10 years,” Petrosyan told the audience during the event. “I’m really pumped and excited to be performing in this show. I promise I will put the best fight of my career forward.”

“In this magical place of Tokyo, for me it means so much to be here, fighting for ONE Championship, which I consider honestly to be the biggest promotion in the world,” Petrosyan continued. “Getting the world title and winning the tournament will be a great honor and a big pleasure.”

“ONE: Century 世紀” is the 100th live event of ONE Championship and its second event in Japan. It was Chatri, who came up with the name to the event, said he wanted to “signify the greatest martial arts event in the last 100 years.”

Featured at “ONE: Century 世紀” are 28 world champions from across various martial arts and seven world title bouts in two full-scale events. The first part will be broadcast live in the United States via TNT and B/R Live and it starts from 9:00 a.m. JST on October 13, 2019 or 8:00 p.m. EST on October 12, 2019.

The ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship between Sana and Petrosyan is one of the three co-main events of the second part, which will be broadcast live across more than 140 countries worldwide and streamed to 2.6 billion potential viewers through the world’s largest television networks. It starts from 5:00 p.m. JST on October 13, 2019 or 4:00 a.m. EST on October 12, 2019.

Watch the “ONE: Century 世紀” press conference highlights here:

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