Filipino striker Jeremy Miado is hoping to break into the ONE strawweight rankings should he triumph over Lito Adiwang in the undercard of ONE Fight Night 16 this Saturday, November 4 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
Miado and Adiwang shared the cage in March 2022 where the former won by way of second-round technical knockout after his compatriot suffered a knee injury during the fight.
Having fought twice since they last met, Miado said he feels he is a better fighter now compared from their last outing.
“I believe I’ve improved a lot since then. There are a lot of people saying that I only won because Lito got injured, I really don’t have a problem with it, that’s their opinion,” Miado said.
“When I was in Thailand, I was working on all my weaknesses, my wrestling both in offense and defense. I also sharpened my striking and we all know that Thais are high-level strikers, so that’s something that I’ve developed since that fight.”
Adiwang, meanwhile, returned to action last September after an 18-month layoff.
He fought Adrian Mattheis and needed just 23 seconds to win via technical knockout. Given Adiwang’s last performance, Miado says a win over his fellow striker could make him crack the division’s top 5.
“This is the perfect chance for me to prove that I deserve to be in the mix of contenders,” Miado quipped.
—JKC, GMA Integrated News