STAMP FAIRTEX TO FIGHT ANNA ‘SUPERGIRL’ JAROONSAK AFTER ANISSA MEKSEN PULLS OUT
Stamp Fairtex has a new kickboxing opponent for ONE Fight Night 6 – Anna ‘Supergirl’ Jaroonsak.
Anissa Meksen is out, Anna Jaroonsak is in. The mix up comes after Meksen was MIA for the ONE Fight Night 6 official weigh-ins on Thursday, leaving Stamp Fairtex without an opponent. The stars aligned when Jaroonsak’s original opponent, Ekaterina Vandaryeva, also missed weight for their Muay Thai bout.
The reason for Meksen’s pullout remains a mystery. Speculations circulated about the former Glory champion kickboxer’s health, with some saying she either fell ill or simply was off weight. Her absence from Bangkok left fans scratching their heads – and her message on Instagram didn’t clear the air.
“I want to clarify this because of speculation,” Meksen stated. “I’m not sick, I’m fine, and I wasn’t overweight either. I [had] a family problem. First time this [has happened] to me in 23 years of [my] career … I’ve always been a pro: never missed a weigh-in and in any situation being sick or injured, nothing stops me … but here, unfortunately, I had no choice.”
Thankfully ONE was able to arrange the late card shuffle, setting the stage for a kickboxing showdown between Stamp Fairtex and Anna ‘Supergirl’ Jaroonsak.
Fairtex is one of ONE’s most decorated athletes – having held the atomweight titles in both Muay Thai and kickboxing, as well as the 2021 women’s atomweight World Grand Prix.
She squares off against Muay Thai phenom Anna ‘Supergirl’ Jaroonsak, who signed onto ONE as their youngest athlete at the ripe age of 16. She’s undefeated in ONE Muay Thai – having victories over Milagros Lopez and Ekaterina Vandaryeva, her originally scheduled opponent.
It’s a big leap in competition for ‘Supergirl,’ but also a tremendous opportunity to showcase her skills and make a statement that she can hang with the big girls.