But if there’s one boxer who can end Russian domination, it’s Chinese kickboxing prodigy Zhang Peimian. The 18-year-old Shengli Fight Club striker has an impressive 15-1-1 record in his career. In his ONE debut, he ended up ONE World Title challenger Josh Tonna.
Zhang came up with a great game plan against Tonna by softening his legs with powerful kicks. The heavy hits that followed helped the “Rooster” win tickets to the second knockout round and an achievement of US$50,000 from ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
Shenzen’s fighting pride will face Zikreev in the ONE 159: De Ridder vs. strawweight kickboxing main card. Bigdash on July 22 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
A win over the Russians would make him a strong contender. But while knowing his opponent’s advantage well, Zhang has no doubt he can beat the 2021 IFMA World Championship gold medalist.
“Zikreev is second [in Muay Thai], with comprehensive skills and flexible footwork. He has the advantage of height, weight and age but I won’t be pressured,” Zhang said.
“I want to fight the best opponents. I can’t wait. I have the confidence to beat him and earn a spot.” [ONE Strawweight Kickboxing] World title shot. “
But while Zikreev believes he has a physical advantage, Zhang’s speed and strength could threaten his more experienced opponents. Therefore, this promises to be a fascinating contest that can mean a world championship FIGHTING.
However, he did not do anything special to prepare for Zikreev. Zhang underwent regular training at Tiger Muay Thai to polish his arsenal. These tools will be essential for him to fine-tune his approach, especially when Zikreev makes mistakes.
“After the last match [against Tonna], I still focus on the basic training as before. Solid basic skills help a lot with my striking style. Zhang said.
“The game plan is still based on my usual fighting style. I’m ready to go at any time and adjust my tactics quickly in the Circle. I’ll deliver an impressive performance. statue and challenge for the World Championship.”
Watch ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash on Disney + Hotstar or Star Sports Select 1, starting with the main pass at 3:30 p.m. IST on Friday, July 22. Meanwhile, the main pass airs live on Disney + Hotstar and Star Sports Select 1 at 6pm IST.
Source: Media Release
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