Training out of Boxing Works, Janet “JT” Todd, 34, of the United States is the new reigning kickboxing champion of ONE Super Series in the atomweight division. She earned the title at “ONE: King of the Jungle.”
Featuring one Muay Thai title bout, one kickboxing title bout and nine mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: King of the Jungle” was a closed-door event held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. In the main event of the evening, Todd challenged then reigning ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 22, who is training out of Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand.
Elias Dolaptsis served served as the referee. The judges were Ian Cartwright of Canada, Rob Cox of the United Kingdom and Shane Bryne of Australia.
Stamp and Todd had met previously under Muay Thai rules. But at “ONE: King of the Jungle,” it was the punching accuracy of the American-Japanese contender that led her to victory.
Todd opened the bout with a massive first round, connecting on the quicker, more impactful blows. Stamp turned the tide in the second and third rounds, closing the gap on the scorecards.
Heading into the championship rounds, it was anybody’s game as the two women gave their all. Behind beautiful boxing combinations, Todd scored on a myriad of straight punches and hooks that found their mark.
After five three-minute rounds, the title bout was left in the hands of Cartwright, Cox and Bryne. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of the American-Japanese challenger, who was declared the winner via split decision.
Winning at “ONE: King of the Jungle” improved the professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record of Todd to 36 wins and 11 losses. On the other hand, Stamp to 63 wins, 16 losses and 5 draws.
Including Thailand and the U.S., 13 countries were represented at “ONE: King of the Jungle.” The others were Australia, Canada, Egypt, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
Todd was one of the two fighters who represented the U.S. Her bout against Stamp at “ONE: King of the Jungle” was a rematch.
Still reigning as the ONE Muay Thai Atomweight World Champion, Stamp was one of the three representatives of Thailand. “ONE: King of the Jungle” marked her first title defense as the then ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion.