AT a news conference on Wednesday
for the much-anticipated
middleweight mixed martial arts
match tonight between Japanese
fighter Ken Hasegawa and the
two-division world champion
from Myanmar Aung La N Sang,
the defending champion predicted
the championship belt would
remain in Myanmar.
Aung La N Sang, One Championship’s middleweight and light-heavyweight title holder, will take on Hasegawa in front of a home crowd tonight at 6:30 at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon. At the news conference for the match titled Spirit of a Warrior at Pullman Yangon Centrepoint Hotel in Yangon both fighters told the media they had much respect for each other but also had confidence in their abilities. “It is an honour to lend my talents to ONE Championship, and I will relish this opportunity to showcase my skills to the world and to make Japan proud”, said Hasegawa. "Taking on Aung La N Sang for the middleweight title, it’s not going to be easy. He is a tremendous competitor and an even greater champion. But I am confident of victory and that my hand will be raised as the new champion.” When it was his turn to speak to the media, Aung La N Sang made the confident prediction that he would successfully defend his title.
“Every time I perform in front of my people in Myanmar, my heart is full and my soul fulfilled” Aung La N Sang said. "As the reigning ONE Middleweight & Light Heavyweight World Champion, I welcome all challengers.
Those who want to come get it, come get it. But this belt is staying in Myanmar, and I will do everything in my power to protect our honour.”