Both men have been on a tear as of late and could be just one win away from challenging for the ONE Featherweight World Championship.
“The Fighting God” has won six of his last seven outings dating back to 2017. He assumed the top spot in the rankings after a stunning knockout over former divisional king Martin Nguyen at ONE: Revolution last September.
He has won by finish in each bout in his last five victories, including four KO/TKOs. The South Korean has come into his own as an elite featherweight but is facing one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents in Tang Kai.
The Chinese athlete has been perfect since jumping onto the global stage. Tang is a perfect 5-0 in ONE competition with three knockouts under his belt. In his career, Tang has an 85% finishing rate, all by KO/TKO.
His quick ascent into the official ONE athlete rankings makes him one of the brightest stars to watch in 2022. If he can knock off Woong, a title shot seems inevitable and would be an incredible story on the rise of the dynamic Chinese star.
The featherweight collision seems poised to deliver fireworks. The two heavy-handed athletes have shown themselves to always seek the finish, and with gold within reach, it will be as important as ever to leave everything on the mat.ONE: Only The Brave takes place on Friday, January 28, on Bleacher Report’s YouTube channel at 7:30 a.m. EST/4:30 a.m. PST.
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