[랭크5=고현 기자] In this interview, John Hyon Ko of Kumite TV is joined by multi-time Muay Thai world champion Liam Harrison to talk about his return at ONE Championship Shanghai, finishing his preparations in Bangkok at Yokkao Gym, sparring Saenchai, thoughts on the Super Series Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix and more.
Notable excerpts from the interview:
John Hyon Ko: “Your opponent, Rodlek, there is a lot of mutual respect there. What do you think of his skill set? What do you think he brings for you as a challenger?”
Liam Harrison: “[Rodlek] is a very strong fighter, you know. He is elite, elite level in the Bangkok stadiums. He has fought all the top names, beat a lot of them. He is going to be a tough fight. I have no doubt in my mind it will be a tough test. But also there is no doubt in my mind I am going to win it.”
John Hyon Ko: “I saw a couple of videos of you sparring with Saenchai. How is it, getting in work with him? I know that you fought him a few times but still, you get in there and get practice and learn from him.”
Liam Harrison: “It’s great going back to Yokkao gym because, like you said, we fought three times. And they were absolute wars as well. We absolutely went to town on each other when we fought and they were three close fights. [Saenchai] actually said that I was one of his hardest fights which was a massive accomplishment for me. But now I actually get to train with him and learn with him.”
John Hyon Ko: “What is your plans with [ONE Championship]? Are you going to go after Nong-O and his bantamweight title?”
Liam Harrison: “100 percent that is what I want to do. I want to win this fight in style. I fight again six weeks after on Yokkao in Dublin. I want to win that in style. Then, whoever has got the title, when I come back to sign for my next fight with ONE Championship, I would love to get a shot at him.”
Liam Harrison will take on Rodlek PK. SaenchaiMuayThaiGym at ONE Championship: Legendary Quest on June 15 in Shanghai, China.
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