Shawn Climaco “staying focused” ahead of big debut at ONE Fight Night 22


  • American Muay Thai fighter Sean Climaco is set to make his ONE Championship debut.
  • Climaco will take on Josue Cruz at One Fight Night 22.

Debuting the world’s largest martial arts organization will upset some athletes. But after a stunning run through the eight-man Road to One tournament in the US, Sean Climaco is ready to show what he’s all about.

Three consecutive knockout wins to six figures A championship Contract, Climaco can’t wait to step on the biggest stage against Josue “Tujo” Cruz at ONE Fight Night 22: Sundel vs. Dyachkova live on Prime Video on Friday, May 3 in US primetime. In all intensity and a memorable performance at the Lumpini Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, he said this fight will be a barnburner.

“Fans should expect technical violence. I have knockout power with both hands and hard kicks. I have an aggressive and exciting fighting style,” she said.

The Filipino-American knows he’s plunging into the flyweight Muay Thai ranks stacked with the likes of the reigning King. Rodtang Jitmuangnon#1 contender Superlek Kiatmoo9, and many other elite fighters.

“It’s an honor to compete and be in the same weight cla*s as these guys, but I’m not going to let all the media and lights affect me when it comes time to fight. I think I’m totally ready for it.” she said. With that kind of confidence, it’s no wonder Climaco feels he’s ready to make a mark by beating Cruz in a big way.

Sean Climaco aims for a knockout finish at ONE Fight Night 22

Facing a strong opponent like Josue Cruz who boasts a 17-2 professional record, Sean Climaco said he studied the Mexican striker to get a feel for what might happen. But in the end, he’ll be at his best come Fight Night 22.

“I think he will come out and take his time. He may come out differently than the fights you see online. Sometimes guys are going to fight like they see red and swing like crazy trying to get the $50,000 bonus. [But] I’ll just fight my fight.” she said.

One thing is for sure. Climaco Not in a hurry to finish his work. “The ideal way to win would be a knockout, but I won’t force it. I always fight to hit my opponent, not score points. But I also have to fight smart. You can’t be reckless with little gloves. I see myself finishing him in the second round,” Dr. Climaco.

With all these high expectations, Climaco is confident that he will get over the pain of his debut by finishing his foe in six minutes.

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