Danial Williams says ONE Championship is opening its doors to Muay Thai fighters at Lumpinee Stadium
ONE Strawweight 5th place rival Danial Williams praised ONE Championship for opening the doors to Muay Thai fighters at the famous Lumpinee Stadium.
Back in September 2022, CEO and Founder Chatri Sityodtong announced a historic partnership with the Royal Thai Army to organize 52 Muay Thai events at Lumpinee’s Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. Thailand.
On Friday, January 20, ONE Championship will kick off its first weekly event, ONE Lumpinee 1, with Nong-O Gaiyanghadao versus Alaverdi Ramazanov as the main match in Bangkok.
Ahead of the upcoming event, Danial Williams, a former two-time CMT bantamweight champion at Caged Muay Thai, praised ONE for the progress they’ve made in elevating the sport around the world – especially is for ONE athletes.
Speaking to ONE, the Australian striker said:
“There is not much ground for us warriors. There is no big goal for Muay Thai. ONE starts Muay Thai matches in mini gloves. Now, they have weekly shows at Lumpinee, and every Muay Thai fighter wants to fight at Lumpinee.”
Danial Williams has participated in kickboxing and Muay Thai competitions such as Caged Muay Thai, World Muaythai Council and World Kickboxing Federation, before he entered ONE Championship in April 2021.
With only 32 matches recorded, Williams made his ONE Super Series debut against the Muay Thai superstar Rodtang Jitmuangnon at ONE on TNT 1. Despite losing to ‘Iron Man’, Williams gained a lot of fans thanks to his determination to win despite the odds.
Since then, Williams has moved from Muay Thai to competing in MMA, but he still has plans to be a part of the sport. In an earlier interview, ‘Mini-T’ said he is planning to fight for the world Muay Thai title under promotion. If he’s lucky, what could be better than fighting in his native Thailand for the title?
Danial Williams will fight to the teeth to return to the world championship
Danial Williams is the type of boxer who doesn’t accept the answer as no – in sports as well as in life.
Despite ending the year with a TKO loss to Jeremy Miado in October, the 29-year-old resilient boxer is ready to get up and continue his journey to a straw gold medal.
Part of his New Year’s resolution is to enter as many matches as possible this year to make his dreams come true.
Williams told ONE:
“It would be a perfect scenario, but the other thing is to have the fights ready, to be in the top five and compete with the best fighters in the world. Win, lose, or draw, even the last game, make it the best thing that ever happened to you. It just goes up, never think you are going down from here. Just keep growing.