ONE Championship: Jeremy Miado Looks Forward To Completing Trilogy With Dejdamrong
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 26, 2019 02:52 PM
“Now it’s back to the drawing board. I will train really hard for my next opponent - whoever he is,” - Jeremy Miado
Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado’s momentum may have been halted after losing to Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke at ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS, but he is the last person to be demoralized with the loss.
Miado and Dejdamrong engaged in an amazing back-and-forth battle last Friday, 22 February, much to the delight of the sold-out crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, with the Evolve MMA star getting the stoppage victory in the second round.
The hard-hitting Filipino rued the missed opportunity of moving up the strawweight rankings, but he looks ahead in completing the trilogy with the former ONE Strawweight World Champion, whom he knocked out in their first meeting last year.
“Now it’s back to the drawing board. I will train really hard for my next opponent - whoever he is,” Miado said.
“If I get the win, hopefully I get to fight DSA again to have that trilogy.”
Miado insists that he was not overconfident after a fiery first round, which saw him tag Dejdamrong from different angles.
He knew “Kru Rong” had something up his sleeve, and he was quick to tip his hat off to his foe.
“I wasn’t shocked with how DSA performed because I know he really prepare for this bout,” he stated.
“Even early on, he was really defensive, he was careful and protected himself quite well."
Though not using it as an excuse, Miado explained that he gassed out midway in the second round after struggling with his weight in preparation for this bout.
After a dream start, Miado looked winded in the second round, something that the two-division Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion capitalized on.
“What went wrong is that I struggled heavily with my weight, I failed to make the cut three times,” he admitted as the bout was eventually moved to a catchweight of 56.9 kilograms from the original 56.7 kilograms of the strawweight division.
“Come fight night, I felt really weak, and that’s the reason why we fought at catchweight.”
Miado may have fallen short in his campaign to insert himself in the upper echelon of his weight class, but he remains in high spirits.
"I am still motivated to continue this journey," he stressed. "There's no giving up on my part. I will be back."