It was an amazing fight night last Friday at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Where 3 ONE Championship titles were on the line.
In the main event, Angela Lee defended her Atomweight ONE title against the very tough Mei Yamaguchi from Japan. The fight was very exciting from the beginning to the end where both fighters tried their best to end the fight instead of leaving it to the judges’ hands. As said before, both fighters are tough and determined to win the fight, so the outcome was decided by the judges. Angela Lee turned out to be the winner, but it had easily been on another night.
The double Champion Martin Nguyen defended his featherweight title for the first time. Martin Nguyen has proven that he is among the very best fighters out there. So it was always going to be a tough task for the 19-year-old talented Christian Lee to challenge for the title. Both fighters were very cautious in their approach in the fight. Knowing that the fighter in front of them is capable of ending the fight without warning, both fighters did not want to make any mistakes leading to a loss. The fight was technical indeed. The audience did not like that approach and “boo-ed” throughout the fight. Even though the fight lacked an action, the fight was thrilling knowing that any mistake would lead to a finish. The results were handed to the judges were Martin Nguyen won by split decision. Martin Nguyen certainly showed everyone in there that is a double champion for a reason. He won ONE Championship´s most talented fighter in his hometown Christian Lee fair and square by a split decision. The outcome for ONE Championship is that Martin Nguyen has cemented his legacy in the organisation, all his future fights will be waited in anticipation for years to come. Christian Lee, on the other hand, lost a split decision to that man, he is only 19 years old and proved that he is a force to be reckoned with for many years to come. He will be champion one day, without a doubt.
Shinya Aoki was very impressive in his first-round win over the tough Russian, Rasul Yakhyaev. The veteran showed that he still got it and his performance is something that he can build on, in his journey to the ONE Championship title contention.
Eduard Folayang looked very good in his win over undefeated Russian, Kharun Atlangeriev where he dominated every minute of the fight until he got the decision win. The former lightweight champion is probably just one win from a shot to reclaim his ONE Championship belt back.
Amir Khan vs Sung Jong Lee was a great entertainment. Sung Jong Lee had 4 professional career wins, 3 of them by leg lock in the first round. Amir Khan knew that and had prepared himself against his opponent very well, leading up to this fight. Sung Jong Lee did all that he could to get the leg lock and had Amir Khan a couple of times in a very difficult position but Amir Khan had an answer for every attempt. Amir Khan finished the fight with a TKO in the second round and proved that he is one of the ONE Championship most exciting fighters and we can´t wait to see him in action soon.