Step aside, fight fans—the showdown of the year is here! Danial “Mini T” Williams is on a collision course with the unbeaten prodigy Jonathan Di Bella for the ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Title. This electrifying face-off is set to transpire at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on October 6 during ONE Fight Night 15: Tawanchai vs. Superbon, broadcast on Prime Video.
Williams, the hard-hitting Thai-Australian sensation, acknowledges the skill set of his Canadian-Italian counterpart. “Man, Di Bella’s technique is wicked,” Williams admitted in an exclusive chat with onefc.com. “His lead hook is something special, and the dude’s got feet faster than a hiccup. He’s a volume striker; he’s not just throwing punches—he’s hurling tsunamis.”
Indeed, Di Bella’s reservoir of stamina has made headlines before. In his title-winning performance against Zhang Peimian last October, the guy looked like he could go another ten rounds! Williams isn’t blind to Di Bella’s born-for-this pedigree, commenting, “Look, the kid has been living and breathing this sport since he was in diapers, trained by a champion father. His technique? Near perfect. Being undefeated? That’s his destiny.”
However, Williams believes there’s a blind spot in Di Bella’s résumé—a lack of battle-hardened experience. “In my eyes, he was losing to Zhang until that head-kick saved the day, just 60 seconds before the final bell,” Williams observed. “This tells me Di Bella has yet to face someone seasoned, someone tested by the fire.”
That’s where “Mini T” says he’ll be different: “I feel like Di Bella hasn’t stared across the ring at someone like me before. He’s been fighting guys who, no disrespect, haven’t been through the wars I have.”
Williams is no stranger to standing toe-to-toe with the creème de la creème of the combat sports world. His journey in ONE Championship alone is a rollercoaster of fights across three distinct disciplines. He has faced down heavy-hitters like the longtime ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon and the formidable flyweight kickboxing champion Superlek Kiatmoo9.
“Why does that matter?” Williams posed the question rhetorically. “Because when you’ve scrapped with the elites, it fortifies your mind and amplifies your power. My opponents weren’t just names—they were legends.”
If Williams has his way, this clash won’t be a game of tag—it’ll be an all-out war. He aims to leverage his years of combat experience and powerful striking to make Di Bella taste his own medicine. “I’ll be walking into those punches and kicks because I know I can take ’em,” Williams declared. “And when I counter, let me tell you, Di Bella will feel it.”
So, what should we expect when these two step into the ring? In Williams’s own words: “Expect absolute fireworks. It’s going to be about that one clean shot. No dancing around. Just me, unloading my artillery to take him down. Yes, just pure action.”
The looming showdown between “Mini T” Danial Williams and Jonathan Di Bella isn’t just another fight; it’s a compelling narrative of experience versus raw talent, the seasoned warrior against the rising star. Whether it’s Di Bella continuing his undefeated march or Williams proving that experience reigns supreme, one thing is for sure—this bout is going to light up the night like the 4th of July!
So, mark your calendars for October 6, when Williams and Di Bella clash in a contest that promises nothing short of an exhilarating spectacle. “This is it for me,” Williams concluded. “Just pure action.” And if Williams delivers on that promise, fight fans are in for a night they won’t soon forget.