“I Might Have Underestimated My Opponent a Bit” – Superbon Wants to Take His World Title Loss as a Lesson and Emerge Victorious Against Tayfun Ozcan

Published 06/06/2023, 4:19 PM EDT

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Superbon Singha Mawynn wants to shake off his latest loss and begin a new path to a World Title opportunity in his upcoming bout. The Thai superstar will take on dangerous striker Tayfun Ozcan in a featherweight kickboxing battle at ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov on Prime Video this Friday, June 9, marking his first promotional tie since he lost the divisional crown earlier this year. 

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Superbon was on top of the world going into his meeting with Chingiz Allazov at ONE Fight Night 6 in January. He was on a blistering five-year unbeaten run and was standing firm atop the ONE’s featherweight kickboxing division – all while he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in kickboxing.

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Superbon Singha Mawynn realized his previous mistakes and is eyeing a strong comeback

That came crashing down when he met “Chinga,” however. The Azerbaijani-Belarusian challenger dominated proceedings before finishing him and snatching the strap in the second round. Reflecting on the loss, Superbon says his hubris may have gotten in the way and admits that mistakes were made in his preparation, but he asserts that losses are part of the game.

“I might have underestimated my opponent a bit. His game plan was better than expected. I must give credit to his good preparation. And, you know, I haven’t lost in the past [five] years. It made me overlook my own weaknesses. But when I lost, I watched the replay, and I could really see my weaknesses. That was my mistake,” he said in an interview with ONE Championship.

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“Athletes can lose. But when you lose, you must recover yourself and get back to fighting as quickly as possible. And, it is an important responsibility to prove that you can do better next time.”

With his mind now set right, Superbon aims to get back in the winner’s column in his upcoming bout, and he believes that getting it at the expense of “Turbine” could put him in a prime position to challenge Allazov for the World Title in his next outing.

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Superbon Singha Maywnn wasn’t thinking of anything except a victory

Of course, Ozcan will not be easy prey for the former divisional king. The #5-ranked contender enters Friday’s contest eager to prove that he belongs in the upper echelon of the highly touted division, and he’ll do anything and everything to do so. 

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Superbon knows this, and he will stay on his guard throughout their scheduled three-round affair. “Tayfun Ozcan is the only contender in the rankings who I have never fought. And I must beat him if I want to clean out everyone in the rankings and get a rematch with Chingiz Allazov,” he said.

ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov will be broadcast live and for free on Prime Video for fans across North America with an active Amazon subscription.

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Souvik Roy

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