Jeremy Miado looks to break into rankings should he beat Lito Adiwang

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

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