Anatoly Malykhin, likewise called ‘Sladkiy’, just recently merged the ONE heavyweight world title against Arjan Bhullar in a significant success. Despite experiencing a leg injury, Malykhin is currently wanting to the future and has actually set his sights on battling in 2 weight classes listed below him to ultimately catch his 3rd belt in ONE Championship.
While owning 2 belts is currently an excellent accomplishment, holding 3 belts at the same time would be totally extraordinary. ONE Championship was interested to see if Malykhin would want to branch off beyond MMA and contend in kickboxing too. However, Malykhin rapidly dismissed the concept, specifying that kickboxing abilities are not his greatest point which his kicks and elbow strikes are weak.
The ONE heavyweight kickboxing department has actually been acquiring appeal over the last few years, thanks in big part to Ukraine’s Roman Kryklia. After safeguarding the inaugural ONE light heavyweight kickboxing belt two times, Kryklia is now campaigning for a possibility to fight for the very first heavyweight belt of its kind. As the department’s very first World Grand Prix champ, Kryklia is well on his method to satisfying his dream.
If there is a possibility that Malykhin might be the next competitor for the heavyweight belt, it would be an interesting match for fight fans worldwide. While Malykhin might not have an interest in pursuing kickboxing, the possibility of a world title fight in between him and Kryklia is certainly something to think about.