Soft-spoken Jomary Torres let her fighting do all the talking
Santino Honasan on Aug 06, 2017 09:13 AM
Jomary Torres didn't need to say much to show everyone what she could do inside the cage.
Zamboanga's Jomary Torres isn't used to having to talk to the media before or after fights.
This was something that was made clear during the pre-fight press conference, when the 21-year old could barely hide her nerves as she was fielding questions from the media.
Only two fights into her professional career, it's understandable that the Catalan Fighting Systems product, who needed to borrow a dress and shoes for the pre-fight presser, isn't used to having all that attention directed at her.
What Torres is used to, is the fight, and at ONE Championship: Kings and Conquerors, the debuting Pinay fighter showed exactly what she's good at.
Against Thailand's Rika Ishige, Torres displayed a certain swagger and handled business inside the cage, submitting the previously unbeaten star in the second round of their atomweight contest.
As nervous as she was in front of the press and the media, she was anything but when put in precarious situations on the ground by Ishige, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Midway through the second round, Torres blasted Ishige with a vicious right hook that floored the Thai-Japanese fighter, and from there, the Pinay finished the job with a submission of her own.
"Sa ground and pound kasi, napupush niya ako so i-choke ko na lang." Torres said of the finishing sequence. "Hawak ko na rin leeg niya so focus na ako sa choke and ayun tap siya."
During the post-fight presser, Torres was again short for words, but at this point, she had let her fighting do the talking. Nobody needed to hear her say anything because they had all seen what she could do inside the cage.
"Kasi dito, iba, puro may sinasabi, kung sa laban kasi, puro bakbakan." Torres said when asked of her apparent fear of press conferences. "Iba kasi sa cage, andun yung suporta ng mga tao. Dito naman, medyo mahina ako dito."
Like we said before, if Torres manages to halt Ishige's momentum (which she did), and she continues to fight like she did Saturday night, she's going to have to get used to even more press conferences and even more media attention.