21-year old Thai striking sensation Stamp Fairtex will once again take her talents into the marquee matchup of a ONE Championship card, as she puts her ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship on the line against challenger Alma Juniku in the main event of ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST on Saturday, 15 June at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.
Stamp, who is also the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion, is looking to show Shanghai and the rest of the world exactly why she is the promotion’s first and only two-sport world champion as she makes her first title defense in unfamiliar territory.
“It will definitely be a new experience,” Stamp said about defending her title in Shanghai.
“But this is what champions are made of. Whether or not I have the crowd behind me or not, I still need to perform at my best and show just why I am a World Champion.”
“The fans in Shanghai are some of the biggest martial arts fans in the world, and it will be an absolute honor to compete in front of them. I will do my best and show why I am a two-sport world champion and I hope that I can give them a good show on June 15th,” she added.
Stamp’s run in the Singapore-based promotion has been nothing but impressive. Her unofficial ONE debut resulted a flash knockout win on Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series back in 2018.
Since then, it has been nothing but gold for the young Thai star.
In her ONE debut, Stamp returned to her striking roots and dethroned Kai Ting Chuang by unanimous decision to become the new ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion.
In her next outing, Stamp turned back American Janet Todd to capture the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship and make history by becoming ONE’s first and only two-sport titlist.
For the second time in as many matches, Stamp will be facing a non-Thai contender for the Muay Thai world title, and while she’s happy to see her country’s national sport gain worldwide popularity, she is out to remind everyone that the best in the world in “The Art of Eight Limbs” still hail from Thailand.
“Muay Thai is one of the most popular martial arts in the world, and I believe that it is the purest form of combat because it makes use of your whole body,” Stamp explained.
“Seeing that Muay Thai has gained a world-wide appreciation, it makes me happy and proud to say that Muay Thai is our National Sport.”
“I am always happy to see other people from other countries get to excel in the sport, and at the same time, I feel that it motivates us from Thailand to do even better, especially since the martial art is part of our culture and our heritage. Of course, we would like to show that when it comes to The Art of Eight Limbs we are the best in the world,” she concluded.