ONE Championship returns to the historic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium for ONE Struggle Evening 20 with a fundamental occasion that has fireworks written throughout it. Janet Todd and ‘The Queen’ Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom will lock horns in a world title unification conflict on March 8.
Other than the pair of ONE world champions starring in the primary occasion, the cardboard – which coincides with Worldwide Girls’s Day 2024 – options two extra intriguing ties introduced by the promotion on their web site yesterday.
Todd enters her fifth 12 months because the ONE atomweight kickboxing world champion, and she or he hopes to maintain that streak alive regardless of dropping her seven-match unbeaten streak to Allycia Hellen Rodrigues in March final 12 months.
‘JT’ claimed the interim atomweight Muay Thai gold towards Lara Fernandez in July 2022 throughout Rodrigues’ absence attributable to maternity go away.
Nonetheless, the Brazilian striker and mom-champ introduced her return with a crushing efficiency over the American athlete at ONE Struggle Evening 8.
That defeat doesn’t change something about Janet Todd’s standing, although. The 38-year-old nonetheless holds an ideal 3-0 slate in kickboxing on the worldwide stage, and she is going to take each little bit of inspiration from her previous shows to upset one of the in-form strikers on the ONE Championship roster.
Phetjeeja loved a banner 12 months in 2023, with an unblemished 5-0 run capped off by her interim atomweight kickboxing world title success over Anissa Meksen at ONE Friday Fights 46 in December final 12 months.
Now, the 22-year-old, who fights out of Staff Mehdi Zatout in Thailand, hopes to make it two wins from as many world title matchups below the ONE banner when she meets Janet Todd inside the Mecca of Muay Thai.
North American followers with an energetic Amazon Prime Video subscription can catch all the card dwell and free of charge in U.S. primetime on Friday, March 8.
Janet Todd’s crushing highlight-reel wins in ONE Championship
From seven victories below the ONE highlight, the previous two-sport queen has racked up three highlight-reel finishes – one in kickboxing and a pair in ‘The Artwork of Eight Limbs’.
After struggling a debut loss to Stamp Fairtex in February 2019, the California native made a press release in her sophomore outing when she dropped Wang Chin Lengthy with heavy leg kicks simply earlier than the tip of spherical two.
Months later, Janet Todd went toe-to-toe with Ekaterina Vandaryeva and planted a picturesque head kick to take dwelling a end and one other knockout.
Most just lately, the Boxing Works consultant folded Anne Line Hogstad with a gut-wrenching kick to the midsection on the halfway level of the third spherical.