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June 19, 2019

Aung La N Sang ready to defend his title in Japan

Aung La N Sang (left) holds his ONE Middleweight belt during a photo call with Ken Hasegawa (far right) in Japan. Photo : Aung La N Sang’s facebook page
Aung La N Sang (left) holds his ONE Middleweight belt during a photo call with Ken Hasegawa (far right) in Japan. Photo : Aung La N Sang’s facebook page

Aung La N Sang, the ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion, is prepared to defend his Middleweight World Champion title against Japan’s Ken Hasegawa on 31 March.
The five-round contest titled ONE: A NEW ERA will take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Aung La N Sang has arrived in Japan, and he is readying for the fight against Ken Hasegawa. He has continued his workouts in Japan, and stated on his social media page that it feels good to be in Japan and he is feeling confident about the bout.
“I’m fired up about the match. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love. Thank you to my fans for all the prayers and support. I’m so honored to be in Japan to give the fans a show. Thank you, One Championship, for making this happen. We are going to put on a great show on Sunday,” said Aung La N Sang on his page.
The bout is a rematch of Aung La N Sang and Ken Hasegawa’s fight in June last year, which was declared the ‘Bout of the Year’. In the earlier fight, Aung La retained his title after a fifth-round knockout, delivering a resounding uppercut in the final moments of the contest.
Because the first bout was so entertaining, there were calls for a rematch, and ONE Championship has delivered, according to the organizers of the contest.
The first clash between ‘The Burmese Python’ and Hasegawa is considered ‘The Greatest Bout In ONE Championship History’, they said.
During a training camp earlier, Aung La had said: “I am starting the camp with 10 pounds more of muscle.”
“I am also pushing my cardio, so you should see a more dynamic version of myself. I am working on my striking and grappling every day as well.”
Now, nine months later, the fighters are set to meet again, and for Aung La, the match presents a chance to put on an even better display than last time.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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