A candidate for the kickboxing ‘KO of the year’ at ONE: ‘NextGen’ Part II last night. Jo Nattawut and Yurik Davtyan were both wearing traditional boxing gloves but it didn’t stop the Thai from finishing the fight fast.
‘Smokin’ Jo’ knocked Davtyan out with a devastating overhand right:
Smokin' Jo Nattawut ???????? lets his hands GO and knocks out Yurik Davtyan! ???? #ONENextGen2 #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/NdO0NAQitz
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 12, 2021
The Armenian was definitely not getting up after that. This was an alternate bout for the kickboxing Grand Prix and, given the luck ONE Championship has with these tournaments, there’s a high chance we will be seeing the Thai veteran back in action before too long.
The Grand Prix quarter finals produced some amazing finishes. Nattawut’s KO last night was right up there with the best of them and, if the Thai does step in, he looks like a high calibre replacement.