Puengluang Baanramba Seeks Sensational Seventh Straight Win at ONE Friday Night Fights 65

May 28, 2024
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The pressure of being undefeated goes hand-in-hand with any combat sports athlete. Once you climb the ladder enough to fight top-level competition, hanging onto the zero in your loss column is important. Being undefeated makes a fighter more marketable, even if it does draw more attention from opponents eager to make a name for themselves.

Puengluang Baanramba will aim to win his seventh straight fight in the ONE Championship on Friday at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. During his short time in ONE, Puengluang has proven that he isn’t afraid to engage in several types of fights. Puengluang won three of his fights by knockout but picked up three, including the last two, by unanimous decision.

Online boxing news shows Puengluang’s challenge will come against a 22-year-old countryman. Jaosuayai Mor Krungthepthonburi will attempt to halt Puengluang’s winning streak. His youth hasn’t impacted his success in the organization so far.

Jaosuayai is 3-2 overall, but his style hasn’t impressed the judges thus far. He is only 1-2 when the fights go to the scorecards. Jaosuayai shouldn’t feel comfortable with the judges getting involved, even in victory. His lone win involved the judges, and it was a majority decision, not unanimous.

Responding to Defeat

Petphupa Aekpujean and Longern Sor Sommai have strong highlights from their time in ONE to show fans. But both men are coming off losses and would like to quickly erase the disappointment of their last trip to the ring. Petphupa lost his last fight via a split decision with Rambong Sor Therapat last month.

Making a quick turnaround should help Petphupa avoid swallowing too much in his last defeat. During his last fight, Petphupa landed a strong head kick that had his opponent seeing stars. Longern still has a lot to prove.

When Longern debuted in ONE, he got a TKO win in Round 1 over Karim Dahou. However, Longern struggled in a decision loss to Stephen Irvine in March. Both men will be eager to prove what they have in this bout.

Petnumkhum Has a Lot to Prove

Watcharaphon PK Saenchai will be excited to jump into the deep waters of ONE Championship. Petnumkhum Phundakrataburi hopes to recapture the magic from his first time fighting in ONE. Petnumkhum opened his career at ONE Friday Night fights by knocking out Petkritsada CMA Academy in 46 seconds.

But Petnumkhum quickly found out that life wouldn’t be that easy. During Petnumkhum’s follow-up fight, he lost a unanimous decision to Ratchamongkol Maethongbairecycle. Petnumkhum will have his hands full fighting someone who doesn’t have a lot of fights on tape.

Catchweight Bout Will Feature Two Hungry Fighters

Tahaneak Nayokatasala has had plenty of time to reflect on his performance during his last fight. He opened his Muay Thai career in this promotion with a split-decision win over Mahahin Nakbinalaiyon. That fight was back in October 2023, and since then, Tahaneak hasn’t found a way to get back on the card.

He will be determined to splash when he returns to the ring. Tahaneak will face off with welcoming Petnongnoey Nokkhao KorMor11 in a 119-pound catchweight Muay Thai fight. 

Jongangsuk Sor Theppitak Ready to Build His Brand

Jongangsuk Sor Theppitak, 29, is climbing back into the ring only three months after his debut in ONE. Jongangsuk impressed fight fans by picking up a second-round TKO over Payakmekin JomhodAuto. MMA latest updates will show that Jongangsuk was eager to get back to action after the success he found during the first fight.

ManU Sitjanim hopes to have the same success during his ONE debut. This bout will be contested at a 132-pound catchweight. Boxing news latest headlines show that both fighters could use a boost in confidence.

Bumina-ang Has Impressed Early in Career

Filipino fighter Carlo Bumina-ang hasn’t been phased by moving to ONE Championship. After having one fight on the regional scene, Bumina-ang went right into deep waters at ONE. So far, he hasn’t seemed too phased by the competition.

Bumina-ang will have another opportunity to move to 6-0 with a win against Chayan Oorzhak. He had a memorable debut in ONE, winning 52 seconds by finishing his opponent with punches and knees. During his second fight, Bumina-ang survived a split decision but has had smooth sailing since then.

Bumina-ang has won his last two fights by first-round decision. Oorzhak is a Russian fighter in the middle of a strong run of form. He has won his last three fights. Oorzhak won two of those three fights by decision.

Ryosuke Noda Seeks a Quick Bounce-Back

Ryosuke Noda is excited to make his debut in ONE Championship. Noda may have wished that the timing was a little better. He is entering the organization after losing three in his previous five fights.

One positive that Noda can look forward to is winning his last fight against Yoshiki Uematsu by ground and pound in the first round of Pancrase 336. His opponent for this event, Ryosuke Honda, won’t have the same level of comfort. Honda had a disappointing performance during his second fight with the promotion at ONE Friday Night Fights 54. Honda lost by standing TKO against Sanzhar Zakirov last time out.

Honda has been consistent during his career. He has a 12-4-1 record and was mostly involved in fights that went the distance. Before Honda’s loss to Zakirov, he saw that his previous six fights had ended by decision.

Both men will know this fight has the potential to end inside the distance. Neither will want to waste the chance.

Here’s a look at the rest of the fights not mentioned above:

  • Muay Thai 128-pound catchweight, Jingreedtong Kelasport vs. Samransing Sitchalongsak
  • Muay Thai Bantamweight, Yod-IQ Pimolsri vs Ilyas Musaev
  • Muay Thai Featherweight, Tun Min Aung vs. Dmitriy Kireev
  • Muay Thai Flyweight, Zhang Jinhu vs. Soichiro Arata
  • Muay Thai 118-pound catchweight, Hao Shuai vs Shiga Masahiro

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By Dean McHugh.