ONE: After big end to 2019, Jeremy Miado targets even bigger start in 2020

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 16, 2020 04:36 PM
Jeremy Miado targets even bigger start in 2020
ā€œIā€™m hoping to compete against a contender next year to get me ready for a potential World Title challenge.ā€ - Jeremy Miado (Photo: ONE Championship)

Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado had the perfect end to 2019. Now he is dreaming big for the new year. 

After a knockout win over hometown favorite Miao Li Tao at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS in Beijing, China last November, the pride of Albay City hopes to get closer to his goals this year.

“I think stringing together wins could help me compete more often, like three or four times a year,” Miado told

“I’m hoping to compete against a contender next year to get me ready for a potential World Title challenge.”

Miado looked like he was about to ascend the division, but a loss to Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke early in the year derailed his plans.

That is why he is elated with the win, as he was able to adjust his preparations accordingly after he struggled heavily with his conditioning in his loss to the Thai legend. 

“I’m happy with it because I got to close it out with a big win. I was really disappointed with my loss to Dejdamrong because I felt like all my training went to waste just because I couldn’t get my weight right,” Miado said.

“It negatively contributed to my stamina in that match, but at least I was able to correct it the next time around to get that win over Miao.”

The 26-year-old is currently enjoying his personal life, spending time with family over the holidays. But he knows he can be called upon anytime.

“Right now, I’m a bit busy. Training has been light, mostly because I’m just trying to maintain my skills. However, once January rolls along, I’ll turn up the notch again just to be ready for the next match.”

And while he does plan to wrap up his trilogy with Dejdamrong sometime in the future, his eyes are set on the climbing ladder, and he believes a trilogy can wait as he looks to scale the division first. 

He does have his eyes on Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis, a man who has won four of his last five matches, believing they can put on a good show for the fans. 

“I really want to stand in the cage against Adrian Mattheis. He’s a talented striker, so I do want to compete against him,” Miado said. 

“I think we would be able to put on a great show for the fans. However, I’m ready and willing to take on anyone else ONE will put in front of me.”

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