Muay Thai world champion ‘The Viking’ Alex Roberts is set to make his highly anticipated ONE Championship debut. Read about his excitement, upcoming fight, and how he plans to leave his mark in the renowned organization.
| ‘The Viking’ Alex Roberts, WBC heavyweight Muay Thai world champion, is excited to make his ONE Championship debut.
| Roberts will face Roman Kryklia for the inaugural ONE heavyweight Muay Thai world title.
| The fight will take place at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on December 8th.
| Roberts plans to incorporate more movement into his strategy to minimize the risk of getting caught by Kryklia’s powerful strikes.
| Fans in the United States and Canada can watch the fight live and free on Amazon Prime Video.
The Exciting Debut of ‘The Viking’ Alex Roberts
WBC heavyweight Muay Thai world champion, Alex Roberts, is eagerly anticipating his debut in ONE Championship. As one of the premier organizations in the world of martial arts, ONE Championship has created some incredible spectacles, particularly in their Muay Thai divisions. Roberts is thrilled to leave his mark in this renowned organization.
In a recent interview with ONE Championship, Roberts expressed his excitement about his upcoming promotional debut. He highlighted the unique aspect of Muay Thai fights in ONE Championship, where fighters compete with 4-ounce MMA gloves. Roberts mentioned that these smaller gloves require a different approach, as traditional guarding techniques are less effective due to the increased vulnerability.
Roberts is scheduled to face Roman Kryklia, the ONE light heavyweight kickboxing world champion, for the inaugural ONE heavyweight Muay Thai world title. This highly anticipated bout will be the main event of ONE Fight Night 17: Kryklia vs. Roberts, which will take place at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, December 8th.
While Roberts expects an explosive fight with Kryklia, he acknowledges the need for caution. As heavyweights, both fighters possess significant power. Roberts plans to incorporate more movement into his strategy, taking inspiration from MMA fighters who utilize in-and-out movement rather than relying solely on a tight guard. This tactical adjustment aims to minimize the risk of getting caught by Kryklia’s powerful strikes.
Fans in the United States and Canada can enjoy the thrilling action of ONE Fight Night 17: Kryklia vs. Roberts live and free on Amazon Prime Video.