At the young age of 21, Stamp Fairtex made ONE Championship history when she became the first two-sport World Champion bearing the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Titles.
Even though she was able to achieve this difficult feat, the Malaysian rising star humbly believes that she cannot consider herself to be on the same level of Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex yet.
“For me, I cannot compare myself to Yodsanklai [IWE Fairtex] and Nong-O [Gaiyanghadao],” Stamp said.
“I am still very young to compare my skills to theirs. Both Yodsanklai and Nong-O are legends and they have been through it all. I look at them as my idols. I try to learn as much as I can, especially from Yodsanklai. It is really hard to compare yourself to these two legends.”
Nong-O (259-54-1) and Yodsanklai (202-117-72-4) are considered to be Muay Thai legends who gave their audiences the best performances in every match. Holding a professional record of 62-15-5, Stamp admits that there are a lot of things she still has to improve on and needs to participate in more matches before she can say that she has made it.
At the moment, Stamp’s mind is only focused on her preparations for this coming 15 June at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai where newcomer Australian WBC and IPCC Muay Thai Champion Alma Juniku will challenge her for the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title at the main event of ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST.
“Everyone has high hopes for me,” Stamp concluded.
“I can’t let my family, Fairtex, and my fans down. I have to keep training hard and learn something new every day so I can keep retaining my belts. I know everyone wants to come for these belts and they will be in perfect condition and will have the perfect gameplan, so for me, I have to stay focused and I have to be ready for anything.”
Stamp believes that all these accolades she has received are the results of her hard work and perseverance. But for her, this is only the tip of the iceberg as she strives to excel even more in “The Art of Eight Limbs.”