Veteran British striker Liam Harrison was alleged to be the one who confronted ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon in ONE Championship’s historic first dwell on-ground occasion in the USA final week.
The ‘Hitman’ made the revelation in an interview with the South China Morning Submit on the sidelines of the landmark US present, sharing that he was in dialog to face Rodtang in a catchweight struggle for ONE Battle Evening 10 on Prime Video, which went down on Could 5 in Denver, Colorado.
Sadly, Liam Harrison mentioned, the surgical procedure that he needed to bear for the damage he sustained in his final struggle prevented him from getting the nod.
The Leeds fighter mentioned:
“Yeah it was, I do not know if I am allowed to say that however I’ve now. Yeah, that is what we spoke about, we’re gonna combine at [catchweight] at 140. Clearly, with my surgical procedure and stuff that could not occur. However yeah I wish to get me some again, so I am again within the mixture of getting off these fights once more.”
Take a look at the interview under:
At ONE Battle Evening 10, Rodtang battled and defeated Mexican challenger Edgar Tabares by knockout within the second spherical of their co-headlining title showdown. The Thai megastar caught Tabares with a strong elbow to the jaw after which the challenger couldn’t proceed.
Liam Harrison, in the meantime, was final in motion in August final yr, the place he vied for the ONE bantamweight Muay Thai world title in opposition to former champion Nong-O Hama.
His title push went south after he injured his knee following a nasty leg kick from Nong-O within the opening spherical. Unable to proceed, he was compelled to take a defeat by technical knockout.
Liam Harrison had knee surgical procedure earlier this yr and has since slowly however certainly been getting again in form. He’s eyeing a return to motion within the final quarter of the yr.
ONE Battle Evening 10 happened on the sold-out 1stBank Heart in Denver. The replay of the groundbreaking occasion could be watched by way of Amazon Prime in North America.