Stamp Fairtex has only just won Angela Lee’s old belt. The Thai fighter is already looking to surpass her predecessor by succeeding where she failed and capturing the strawweight title.
Her former teammate Denice Zamboanga is currently ranked at #2 and is coming off back to back wins. She has been waiting years for a shot at the atomweight title and will probably not be too pleased to hear that the champion is looking to move up in weight.
Stamp says there is only one fight that interests her at present and that is a strawweight title bout with Xiong Jing Nan,
“Xiong Jing Nan, I feel like she is the only challenge I want to try right now.”
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In a hurry
Angela Lee challenged Xiong Jing Nan for her strawweight title twice and came up short on both occasions. The first fight took place in Tokyo in 2019 and the Chinese fighter won with a fifth round TKO.
While Lee successfully defended her atomweight title numerous times before moving up in weight Stamp sounds like a woman in a hurry,
“My next goal is to move up to fight Xiong Jing Nan in her division. I want to challenge myself to see how far I can go.”
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Stamp was scheduled to face Anissa Meksen in a special rules match at ONE Fight Night 6. The bout would have alternated between Muay Thai and MMA rules from round to round.
That was cancelled at the last minute when Meksen pulled out. Despite having captured an MMA belt Stamp is still keen to compete in matches which have unorthodox rulesets,
“If possible, I want to fight in special rules with MMA and Muay Thai. I missed this opportunity once. I’m interested in boxing in small gloves with special rules, as well.”
She has captured ONE Championship titles in Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA. Unless Jonathan Haggerty can become successful in the latter sport it is an achievement unlikely to ever be replicated.
Stamp is still only 26 and has already amassed a collection of titles that most veterans would be envious of. She wants to add more and believes she still has a lot of potential to improve as a fighter,
“I think I still have room to grow. I believe I can develop my potential even further.”