ONE: Ramon Gonzales gets quick turnaround, returns at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 11, 2019 03:35 PM
“I really want to bounce back quickly for all my supporters and everyone who never stopped believing in me,” - Ramon Gonzales
Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales asked for a quick return to the ONE Championship stage following his last setback at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS last month in Beijing, China – and it looks like the matchmakers at ONE heard his request.
The Filipino karateka gets the ball rolling for the Philippines next year as he takes on Elipitua “The Magician” Siregar of Indonesia at ONE: A NEW TOMORROW on 10 January at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
“I really want to bounce back quickly for all my supporters and everyone who never stopped believing in me,” Gonzales said.
In his clash with “Wolf Of The Grasslands” Hexigetu, Gonzales was clearly outmatched in all areas of the match, resulting in a shutout unanimous decision loss.
For the 32-year-old who won his last three matches before that loss, there is nowhere to go but up. The key now is to show that the loss does not define him, and that his best has yet to come.
“I promise to always be at my best moving forward, to show that I am always improving in all facets of the game.”
But it is not only Gonzales that Filipinos should be excited for.
An explosive main event opens the year for ONE Championship as ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon defends his strap against former champ Jonathan “The General” Haggerty in a rematch.
They first clashed in the co-main event of ONE: DAWN OF HEROES last August in Manila, where Rodtang came away with a convincing unanimous decision win in front of a very receptive Mall Of Asia Arena crowd.
The Home Of Martial Arts returns to action on 10 January for ONE: A NEW TOMORROW at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand