In lieu of Nong-O Gaiyanghadao’s extremely anticipated bantamweight Muay Thai world title bout on August 26, the dwelling legend spoke with ONE Championship about how his life has changed since relocating to Singapore in 2015.
Nong-O wants no introduction. The Thai icon is taken into account to be one of many best Muay Thai strikers on this planet, having achieved many accolades throughout his lengthy preventing profession.
However, his life was not all sunshine and roses. Originating from Thailand, the struggling athlete determined to take an opportunity and relocate to Singapore in pursuit of a greater life for himself and his household.
Having been settled in Singapore for 7 years now, Nong-O revealed to ONE Championship about how moving there changed his life:
“I’ve two sons, aged 10 and eight. They are attending major faculty at a faculty in Thailand not removed from our place. My spouse lives with me in Singapore. During covid, she went again to dwell along with her household in Thailand for a 12 months. But now she is again with me in Singapore, whereas my two sons dwell with my father and mother-in-law.”
He continued about how his life changed by saying:
“My complete life changed utterly. When I used to be preventing in Thailand, I misplaced and received. Sometimes, I couldn’t discover any opponent to combat, which meant no earnings for me. But after I moved to Singapore, I had [a regular] wage. My household’s high quality of life improved tremendously. I may help my mother and father as effectively.”
Revered in Asia, Gaiyanghadao has one other window of alternative to elevate his ardour for the game and make himself identified in North America. He vows to placed on an entertaining present by stopping British veteran Liam ‘The Hitman’ Harrison from capturing his Muay Thai bantamweight belt within the co-main occasion at ONE on Prime Video 1.
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao received’t be pulling again punches, says he’s “coming for blood”
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao reveres his rival Liam Harrison for his warrior spirit, nonetheless, he received’t be pulling again his punches simply because he respects him as Nong-O says he’s coming for blood.
The Thai world champion has been undefeated since 2018 and can maintain onto his legacy of being probably the most dominant world champions at ONE till he retires. ‘The Hitman’ is a formidable opponent who will problem Gaiyanghadao on completely different ranges, with his quick tempo, unwavering aggression, and knockout energy.
The 35-year-old veteran is worked up to compete in opposition to an opponent of his caliber. But he desires to make one factor clear to Harrison:
“Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. Once the cage is locked, there is no escape. I’m coming for blood.”
To which Harrison responded with:
“That makes 2 of us…. BRING IT”
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