Tawanchai takes on Danish foe Larsen

    Muay Thai star Tawanchai PK Saenchai.

    Muay Thai star Tawanchai PK Saenchai.

    Thai striking star Tawanchai PK Saenchai will return to the circle for a featherweight Muay Thai battle against Denmark’s Niclas Larsen at One 158: Pacio vs Brooks in Singapore next month.

    The 23-year-old fighter has performed well in One Championship since his debut last year, and he currently holds a 2-1 record with the promotion.

    The Bangkok native scored a win in his first outing in One last May, knocking out Sean Clancy with a head kick in the third round.

    He conceded an unfortunate split-decision loss to Sittichai Sitsongpeenong in his return three months later but made up for it with a first-round knockout of top-ranked bantamweight contender Saemapetch Fairtex in his third appearance in January.

    The southpaw slugger has accumulated more than 150 bouts in his career, with 126 of those ending in his favour.

    In 2018, he won the Lumpinee Stadium Fighter of the Year award, and he has faced noteworthy strikers like Ferrari Jakrayanmuaythai and Singtongnoi Kiatkittipan.

    Tawanchai’s upcoming opponent, Larsen, is a former Glory Kickboxing competitor that has gone toe-to-toe with both Tyjani Beztati and Lukasz Plawecki.

    Also known as “The Destroyer,” Larsen’s most devastating performance to date came when he squared off against Australian striking star Steve Moxon and scored a TKO in the second round.

    Both athletes will be looking to put their stamp on One’s highly competitive featherweight Muay Thai division when they face off on June 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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