Jonathan Di Bella vs. Prajanchai set for ONE Friday Fights 68 in June

By BJPENN.COM Staff - May 16, 2024

The highly anticipated matchup between Jonathan Di Bella and Prajanchai PK Saenchai will finally happen on June 28.

Jonathan Di Bella

The five-round clash for the vacant ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Title headlines ONE Friday Fights 68. It airs live in Asian primetime from the fabled Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Initially, Prajanchai was slated to challenge Di Bella for the title this past April.

However, the bout fell through when Di Bella fell ill and couldn’t meet the hydration requirements at the weigh-ins, resulting in him being stripped of the World Title.

Now, with both fighters ready and raring to go, the stage waits for an electrifying battle.

Di Bella comes into this encounter with an immaculate 12-0 professional kickboxing record.

Although the Italian-Canadian sensation has competed only twice in ONE Championship, his performances have been nothing short of spectacular.

His World Title victories over Zhang Peimian and Danial Williams have firmly established him as one of the best pound-for-pound strikers on the planet today.

At ONE Friday Fights 68, he’s on a mission to reclaim his throne atop the division by beating a hometown hero.

Prajanchai looks to bolster legacy against Jonathan Di Bella

On the other side of the ring stands Prajanchai PK Saenchai, the reigning ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion.

Prajanchai’s resume reflects many accolades, having won multiple World Titles at the prestigious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium.

In September 2023, Prajanchai demonstrated his versatility, defeating Akram Hamidi under kickboxing rules.

His most recent exploit happened in December 2023 when he avenged his only defeat in ONE by knocking out Joseph Lasiri. This victory reaffirmed his status as the undisputed strawweight Muay Thai king.

Now, the Thai icon looks to join an elite list of athletes who have become two-sport World Champions in the promotion.

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