Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang is planning to shock the world by making history in her first ONE Championship appearance.
The 23-year-old Taipei will attempt to capture the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship against Thai prospect Yodcherry Sityodtong in the main event of ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS, which takes place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on 7 July.
Chuang is taking the most extreme gamble of her budding professional kickboxing career when she crosses paths with Yodcherry in the promotion’s return trip to Guangzhou, China.
Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds, Chuang believes that great risks result to greater rewards as she has an opportunity to establish herself as one of the premier strikers on the planet by claiming a victory over a highly-touted Muay Thai practitioner such as Yodcherry.
“ONE Championship is very famous. Everyone knows about it. But to me, the most exciting part is the fight itself because I am achieving one of my goals,” she stated. “It is my time to finally show what I have been through for the past few years of my life, and what I have learned.”
Having fought since the age of six years old, Yodcherry is regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound female Muay Thai combatants 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 matches.
Hailing from the legendary Sityodtong Camp in Thailand, Yodcherry has an aggressive style with knockout power and an iron chin.
Although her Thai opponent boasts an outstanding curriculum vitae as a kickboxer, Chuang is not overly concerned.
“I see many ways that this fight could go. Fighters always need to be prepared for a variety of different outcomes. I have to get ready to beat under any circumstance. This will be a long fight, and I need to prepare for it,” she said.
Training at Iron Boxing in Taichung, Chinese Taiwan, Chuang has compiled a solid 16-5 professional record.
Moreover, Chuang holds a notable triumph over the likes of multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Ayaka “Little Tiger” Miyauchi on the way to a pair of WAKO kickboxing championship titles.
Her profile as a prizefighter might not be as imposing as Yodcherry’s standing in the sport, but Chuang believes that she will raise her stock as a competitor if she gets her hand raised against the razzle-dazzle Thai dynamo.
“I believe in myself more, I have more confidence, and I feel like I am where I am supposed to be. I always knew I had potential, and now I am starting to show it,” she declared.
Chuang acknowledges Yodcherry’s talent as a kickboxer, but she assures all and sundry that she will walk into the ONE Championship five-rope ring on 7 July with an uncompromising faith in her abilities.
“I believe in my team, I am going to listen to my team, and we are going to get it done,” she mentioned. “I enjoy training when I have big obstacles. I enjoy the fire inside me. I want a challenge. I want people to really think it is impossible for me to win because that is when I am going to show them wrong.”