His coronary heart has by no means been in query, and his present three-fight win streak is the results of years of exhausting work coaching below a few of the most revered names in his homeland of Italy but additionally in Thailand.
Now, on the age of 31, he has the chance to do one thing solely a choose band of martial artists will ever do – maintain titles at two weights concurrently.
Standing in his path is Rodtang, a person already a legend in his personal proper. A fighter who had clocked up greater than 250 wins by the point he was 21, he has held the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world title for greater than three years, and has by no means been defeated within the promotion.
Lasiri’s win over Prajanchai was a shock, a win this weekend could be seismic.
“I see the fight in different ways,” he defined. “I see Joseph Lasiri winning easily. I see Joseph Lasiri working hard until the last round with more difficulty but winning. I see Joseph Lasiri [as someone who is] not prepared for this fight. I see many scenarios in my mind and I try to focus on the good one, the easy one. When you go inside the fight, try to counter him, try to play poker with him. There are many things in my mind, it’s very difficult to explain. But me, I’ve been training Muay Thai for more than 15 years, 20 years, so I’m ready for anything in the ring.”
Amassing one title shot Lasiri to stardom, however he feels a second would additional reinforce his standing within the sport and encourage these round him and his followers all over the world.
“What I’m really looking forward to is going there to do my job, and make it an opportunity to be an inspiration for my team, my family, and the people around me,” he stated. “Because they said the sad thing is, sometimes you can be an inspiration only when you bring the gold. When you don’t bring the gold, sometimes the people forget you, but it’s not my problem. But if I bring the gold, I am sure more people will listen to me, my story, my hard work so I want that. I want to win this belt and challenge myself first, and be proud of myself, and try everything, to make it an opportunity to be an inspiration to all the people who follow me.”
In relation to a recreation plan, Lasiri is specializing in permitting Rodtang to return ahead after which exploit any gaps with counter putting.
“Everybody knows Rodtang, for me it’s great but I’m focused on my training to go inside the cage and be focused on my work and do the work. You have to expect Rodtang forward, you cannot beat Rodtang more technically. But what is more comfortable? Fight Rodtang forward or fight Rodtang technically. To me, I think it’s more comfortable to fight Rodtang if it’s forward. So, the game plan is to make Rodtang angry and then he will come to me.”
In defeating Prajanchai, Lasiri pressured his opponent to retire in between rounds, and it is a state of affairs he desires to see play out once more this weekend.
“My beautiful dream is when I fight Rodtang it will be like Prajanchai. He comes back in the corner and he doesn’t come back to do the next round. This is my best dream, and I see it many times.”
You’ll be able to see if he’s profitable in that want this weekend.
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