Thailand and the United States were two of the countries represented at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” It was the first ONE Championship event in 2019 to be held in Singapore.
Featuring six mixed martial arts matches, four kickboxing contests and one Muay Thai bout, “ONE: Call to Greatness” took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on February 22, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Stamp Fairtex, 21, of Thailand and Janet Todd, 33 of the U.S. competed for the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship title.
Fairtex is the reigning ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion and was competing in ONE Super Series for the second time. On the other hand, Todd made her ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Call to Greatness.”
Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, California, USA, Todd studied aerospace engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Her father was a mural artist while her mother, who is Japanese, was a yoga teacher.
Training out of Boxing Works in Torrance, California, Todd won bronze medals at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Championships and the World Games. She also won a gold medal at the IFMA Pan American Championships.
Stamp is originally from Rayong Province, Thailand. She was only 5 years old when she had her first Muay Thai match and eventually became the first female Thai athlete to be sponsired by Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand.
On October 6, 2018, Stamp became the new ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. She dethroned defending champion Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Taipei, Taiwan.
The inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship bout ended in neither knockout nor submission. Atsushi Onari served as the referee.
Stamp implemented a solid game plan as she pushed the pace. She punished Todd with a punch-heavy attack.
After five three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Stamp, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
It made her the first ever ONE Championship athlete to reign as a champ in two sports simultaneously.
Argentina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Turkey were also represented at “ONE: Call to Greatness.” Check the complete results here.
Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Call to Greatness” recap: