With Twinkle in Her Eye, Yodcherry Sityodtong Happy to Learn Life’s Important Lessons at Young Age

Muay Thai prodigy Yodcherry Sityodtong is just your ordinary 19-year-old adolescent as like other girls her age, she is young, sweet, and wants to have a fun time.

When the lights dim and training begins, all that quickly changes for Yodcherry as she turns into an absolute beast, possessed by the will to win and driven by her desire to become one of the greatest kickboxers of all time.

Having fought since the age of six years old, Yodcherry is regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound female Muay Thai practitioners in the world today.

With an impressive professional record of 81-18-1, Yodcherry has garnered many achievements in the ring, having won various Muay Thai world championships throughout her young career.

As a teenager, she cleaned out all females in her weight division and ended up having to take 30 bouts against males, winning 29 of those fights.

Hailing from the legendary Sityodtong Camp in Thailand, Yodcherry has an aggressive style with knockout power and an iron chin.

Although she has quickly achieved a tremendous amount of success, Yodcherry credits her father for teaching her the most valuable lesson that she has ever carried into her career.

“My dad taught me a lot, including his life experiences growing up,” she recalled. “From when I was a little girl, my dad told me never to run away when facing difficulties and to always take responsibility. Most importantly, he taught me to be brave and confident.”

“The biggest thing he gave me was courage. I really admired my dad’s courage and confidence. I am thankful that I learned about the important lessons in life at a very young age,” Yodcherry added.

Yodcherry knows a big part of her success is because of her father and the values he instilled into her at an early age, which gave her the drive to make the most out of her talents and help give her family a better life.

“My father taught me that whatever challenges, problems or circumstance I may find myself in, I just have to keep the faith, put the work in, do what I need to do, and the rest will take care of itself,” she shared.

Yodcherry will be taking on a new challenge on the biggest platform of her illustrious kickboxing stint as she is set make her debut under the ONE Championship banner on 7 July as part of the highly-acclaimed ONE Super Series.

ONE Super Series was launched by ONE Championship last April to showcase the purest forms of world-class striking and its adrenaline-pumping action on the world’s biggest and most prestigious stage of competition.

Yodcherry is scheduled to duke it out with Taiwanese spitfire Kaiting Chuang for the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship in the main event of ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS, which takes place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China.

“That is really my goal, to work towards another opportunity to become champion. I have worked incredibly hard on my skills, and my goal is to improve each single day. I believe I am ready for this title fight in China this July,” Yodcherry said.

A professional kickboxer with a record of 16-5, Chuang represents Iron Boxing and is a Chinese Taiwan kickboxing titleholder.

Despite already competing in 100 previous matches, Yodcherry is excited to have the chance to test her skills again because of the platform she will compete on.

“ONE Championship is the biggest stage I have ever fought on. There are so many people following ONE Championship around the world,” she emphasized. “I am confident going into this bout.”

As she continues to value the importance of hard work, which was taught by her father, Yodcherry is upbeat about her chances against a dangerous foe such as Chuang.

“My father would constantly push me to train harder because he knew I was capable of anything if I worked hard enough. I still carry that with me into training today. That’s why I am excited for my fight. I look forward to putting on a show in my upcoming bout,” she concluded.


Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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