Aung La N Sang, the “Burmese Python” and Alexandre Machado of Brazil will fight for light heavyweight title at Thuwana Indoors Stadium in Yangon on February 23.
“I have made up my mind to seize the title of light heavyweight champion to enable Myanmar audiences to take pride,” Aung La N Sang told the pre-match press conference for the “Quest For Gold at Rose Garden” event in Yangon.
Together with Aung La N Sang, featherweight fighter Phoe Thaw and his foreign opponent, Sor Sey of Cambodia, attended the conference.
Aung La N Sang said: “I have to take much time for preparing this fight. My opponent’s jiu-jitsu skill is very excellent and so I went to Florida for practice sessions. I have kept myself apart from my family so as to win this fight. My first aim was to be a middleweight world champion and I have managed it. Now my next aim is to take hold of the title of light heavyweight championship.
“I knew I was going to win, two rounds into my last fight against Alain Ngalani during November. But for this fight it is not easy to foretell my win because of the situation of the opponent. I watched Machado’s fighting and I know his strong and weak points of the opponent. I will search for winning tactics inside the ring.
“In the short run, I am satisfied with my preparations and I am ready for the fight. I feel confident of a victory. I would like to create an atmosphere where Myanmar audiences feel proud of me winning the light heavyweight championship title. I will try to the best of my ability until I have won the light heavyweight championship title.”
Aung La N Sang became world middleweight champion in June 2017. Quest For Gold is sponsored by Telenor.
Translated by Win Htut