ONE Championship’s Vietnamese-born champion Thanh Le will defend his featherweight belt against tough rival Garry Tonon this summer.
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ONE Championship president, Chatri Sityodtong recently told SCMP that he wants the furry champion Thanh Le to play against Garry Tonon this summer.
Vietnamese-American puncher Thanh Le defeated Martin Nguyen for the championship title last October, and the next opponent scheduled is the superstar BJJ Garry Tonon. The match was supposed to take place in April but was postponed to June because Thanh Le was injured.
“The next war’s Tonon will be war band against Thành Lê, so that would be very interesting, ” Chatri Sityodtong said on Friday.
At first they both agreed, but Thành Lê broke his arm and he is still recovering from the previous game. We gave them a request to fight in April, but Thành asked for more time and we said there was no problem.
Everything must go well. Hopefully Garry is not injured. The best timing for this match is summer this year, possibly Next month. “
Thanh Le just joined ONE Championship in 2019 but quickly became a superstar of this tough arena. Through all 4 wins with knock-out, including victory over Martin Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American boxer currently holds the championship belt.
Thanh Le’s rival, Garry Tonon is nicknamed “Lion Killer”, he is a Brazilian martial arts master and has a 6-0 record when playing professional MMA. Currently, Tonor is ranked 3rd in the ONE Championship feathers.
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