ONE Championship: Trestle Tan Discusses Loss To Yoon Chang Min In Shanghai
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 21, 2019 04:17 PM
"To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed, but I believe I will come back no matter what, and get that win next time." - Trestle Tan (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
Despite his confidence, he still fell short against the South Korean. He lost via first-round TKO at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on Saturday, 15 June.
"The game was perfect [for me] in the opening minutes, but after scrambling to the ground, I felt really tired. I think there's something wrong with my conditioning because two weeks ago, I changed my program," he explained.
"The game plan was on point. The thing is, I was really confident in my boxing and ground game, but I felt gassed out after three to four minutes of hard battle. The loss might be a bitter pill for me to take, but I am sure that I will learn many things from it."
Tan held his own in the striking department, but clearly did not expect his foe to shoot for a takedown.
“Jun Minion” even showcased improved grappling while the action was on the ground, although the Vietnam-based Filipino looked gassed as soon as he got back to his feet.
That was the beginning of the end for him, as Yoon capitalized on his foe’s weariness by lighting him up with thunderous strikes.
While the sting of defeat has not worn off, Tan remains positive. He plans to return to the gym immediately and continue improving his skill set.
"I never give up, no matter what. I just need to adjust my fitness conditioning [program] and keep training hard. I will keep doing jiu-jitsu competitions after I recover," he stressed.
"I trained almost every day to improve. I’ll take this loss as a big lesson. I'm confident that I’ll come back stronger after this. I'll take my game to the next level, and I guarantee that you will be seeing a different Trestle Tan in my next outing."
Tan, who was grateful to ONE Championship for the organization’s continuous support win or lose, said that he will use this disappointment as fuel for his next bout.
"To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed,” he continued. "But I believe I will come back no matter what, and get that win next time."