Joseph Lasiri fought like he had one thing to turn out in his closing combat. The Italian-Moroccan confronted Asahi Shinagawa in December 2021. ‘The Storm’ ended the combat with an excellent first-round knockout.
ONE Championship not too long ago uploaded the overall combat to its YouTube channel.
Watch the overall combat between Lasiri and Shinagawa beneath:
Lasiri knocked out his opponent with an overhand proper and a strong knee to the frame. The mix completed Shinagawa and earned the 30-year-old Italian a identify shot at ONE 157 on Would possibly 20.
In somewhat over per week’s time, Lasiri will face Prajanchai PK.Saenchai for the ONE Muay Thai strawweight championship. Prajanchai is a extremely professional fighter with masses of victories and plenty of titles to his title.
Lasiri’s knockout of Shinagawa got here with four-ounce gloves. Muay Thai will also be fought in greater gloves, akin to those noticed in boxing, or smaller gloves like the ones noticed in MMA. Between the 2, Lasiri has stated that he prefers the smaller ones.
After the Shinagawa knockout, Lasiri took to Instagram to discuss the win:
“I do not like to name it hobby as a result of pressure, fatigue, concern whilst making ready for a very powerful festival is every now and then so robust that it’s tough to move together with the phrase PASSION even though it is a part of it… I wish to use the phrase hobby in moments like this the place you are feeling you might be LIVING YOUR LIFE, the place you may have completed your responsibility, and whether or not you win or lose you are feeling lighter and happy with who you’ve change into.”
Joseph Lasiri’s identify shot at ONE 157
Joseph Lasiri, like his opponent at ONE 157, additionally has many titles to his title. Alternatively, he explains that those championships do not topic up to the ONE identify. In an interview with Tim Wheaton for Kickin’ It, he mentioned:
“Now I’m centered just for this identify… For me, [on] the 20 th of Would possibly, no longer fascinated with my ex-titles. I’m going there like that is my first identify shot.”
Lasiri additionally spoke about how a lot the identify shot towards Prajanchai at ONE 157 manner to him:
“I’m centered at the international identify. For me it is the entirety. As a result of I have been coaching Muay Thai since I used to be 17 years previous, and now I am 30… It is the entirety, a possibility for a global identify… Now the sector identify by contrast opponent is the entirety for me.”
Joseph Lasiri has devoted his lifestyles to the game. On Would possibly 20, he’s going to glance to make it profitable when he squares off towards Prajanchai PK.Saenchai for ONE Championship‘s Muay Thai strawweight identify.