Teenage star Nabil Anane will return to ONE Championship this week when he takes on Nakrob Fairtex at ONE Friday Fights 32.
The 19-year-old Algerian, who was born in Thailand, has an impressive professional Muay Thai record with 33 wins from his 39 fights to date, and will be looking to add a first ONE win to that resume on Friday night.
Anane debuted in the organisation in June, and was given the unenviable task of taking on one of the sports legends in Superlek. A devastating first round body shot may have brought that bout to a premature end but he is now getting back into the ring on a card stacked with Muay Thai highlights.
The task for the teenager will be by no means an easy one this time out either. Standing across the ring in the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok will be Nakrob Fairtex. The 24-year-old has been highly impressive since entering ONE and has four wins, from his four fights with the organisation – including a brutal elbow KO of Petputhai last time out. Anyone entering the ring with the famous Fairtex name will be no pushover, and Nakrob is no exception.
It will be another stern test for Anane, but one he will relish, drawing on years of experience despite only still being a teenager. A Muay Thai practitioner since the age of 11, he will fly the flag for the MENA region this week amid a stacked card in Bangkok – the full lineup can be seen here.
ONE Friday Fights 32 takes place this week on September 8 from the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Fans in the MENA region can watch the bouts exclusively live on BeIn Sport starting at 3.30pm MECCA.