Their reputations precede them.
Giorgio Petrosyan will meet Superbon Banchamek for the inaugural One Championship Kickboxing featherweight title in the “First Strike” main event on Friday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Petrosyan enters the ring with an obscene 104-2-2 record. He has not fought since he moved to 6-0 in One Championship with a unanimous decision over David Kiria at “Fists of Fury” on Feb. 26. Banchamek, meanwhile, carries a 111-34 record into the match. He last competed at One Championship “No Surrender,” where he laid claim to a unanimous verdict in his July 31, 2020 rematch with Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong.
As Petrosyan and Banchamek move ever closer to their hotly anticipated showdown, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:
35: Years of age for Petrosyan, who was born on Dec. 10, 1985 in Yerevan, Armenia.
41: Petrosyan victories by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 39% of his career total (104). His list of victims includes Jo Nattawut, Jordan Watson, Xu Yan and Ole Laursen. Petrosyan owns 63 other victories by decision.
1: Knockout defeat for Petrosyan. He was famously leveled by an Andy Ristie uppercut at Glory 12 on Nov. 23, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Petrosyan met his end 43 seconds into the third round of their Glory Lightweight World Championship Tournament semifinal. Ristie went on to knock out Robin Van Roosmalen in the final.
2: Stalemates on the Petrosyan resume. He fought to a draw with Thailand Pinsinchai at a Bologna Fight Night event in April 2005 and did the same with Buakaw Por. Pramuk under the K-1 banner in May 2007.
31: Years of age for Banchamek, who was born in Pattalung, Thailand, on Aug. 16, 1990.
26: Banchamek wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 23% of his career total (111). His list of victims includes Luis Passos, Jomthong Chuwattana, Victor Nagbe and Fabian Hundt. Banchamek holds 85 other wins by decision.
3: Banchamek losses by KO or TKO. Sitsongpeenong, Marat Grigorian and Oley K.Kittisakgym were the perpetrators.
6: Countries in which Banchamek has appeared during his current 10-fight winning streak. He has gone 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates, 2-0 in Thailand, 2-0 in China, 1-0 in France, 1-0 in Spain and 1-0 in the Czech Republic.