Joseph Lasiri to face Prajanchai in world title unification bout at ONE Friday Fights 46

By BJPENN.COM Staff - November 16, 2023

The much-awaited ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title unification between divisional king Joseph Lasiri and interim titleholder Prajanchai PK Saenchai will finally happen on December 22.

Prajanchai and Joseph Lasiri

The bout goes down at ONE Friday Fights 46, broadcasting live in Asian primetime from the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

It is worth noting that this is a rematch that follows their epic showdown 19 months ago at ONE 157 in May 2022.

In that initial encounter, Lasiri defied the odds, overthrowing Prajanchai from his throne atop the division. There, he forced the Thai phenom to retire on his stool after the third round, causing a stir among Muay Thai fans.

However, Lasiri’s journey since that triumphant moment has been a roller coaster ride.

Following an unsuccessful bid for Rodtang Jitmuangnon’s ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title in November 2022, the Italian-Moroccan sensation found himself out of action and unable to defend his crown.

The upcoming battle against Prajanchai marks his chance at redemption and an opportunity to solidify his reign as the undisputed king of the weight class.

Prajanchai looks to sustain upward momentum

Prajanchai PK Saenchai has been on a relentless mission to reclaim the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title since his heartbreaking defeat to Joseph Lasiri.

He showcased his resilience with a unanimous decision victory over Kompet Fairtex at ONE Friday Fights 1 this past January.

This led Prajanchai to face off against former divisional king Sam-A Gaiyanghadao last June, delivering a thunderous knockout in the second round to claim the ONE Interim Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship.

Undeterred by the potential risk, Prajanchai made a brief detour into kickboxing in October, defeating Akram Hamidi by unanimous decision and extending his winning streak to three.

Now, with the taste of victory fresh in his mouth, he eagerly awaits the chance to unify the Muay Thai belts and erase the memory of his previous loss to Lasiri.


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