Marrok Force coach believes Zamboanga not an underdog vs Seo – Manila Bulletin

Denice Zamboanga (ONE Championship)

Marrok Force coach William Aranguiz insisted that Filipina fighter Denice Zamboanga isn’t an underdog in comparison with veteran South Korean combined martial artist Seo Hee Ham.

Aranguiz, who can be the director for MMA on the Bangkok-based steady, is assured that his ward will fare nicely towards Seo, a former atomweight champion within the Rizin Fighting Federation.

And the Chilean MMA fighter-turned-coach want to make an announcement by contrasting commentaries from followers and analysts.

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“I do know lots of followers are saying Seo Hee Ham is the favourite to win this, however we really feel in a different way,” mentioned Aranguiz. “I simply don’t see Denice as being the underdog. I do know Denice doesn’t really feel that manner both. Denice is without doubt one of the greatest fighters on the planet within the atomweight division, bar none. And now’s her time to shine. She is the primary contender for a purpose.”

Zamboanga has ready nicely for the “hardest check” of her younger profession but, which is the ladies’s world atomweight grand prix set in ONE: Empower, an all-female card occasion, on the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 28.

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The unbeaten Filipina, who owns an 8-0 report, appears to be like to take down the highest athletes within the division en path to a crack on the world title towards present champion Angela Lee.

Though Seo banks on the veteran expertise, with a 23-8 slate, Aranguiz and the Marrok Force teaching workers are agency that Zamboanga can climb up the match ladder.

“It was an extended and onerous 12 weeks of coaching since we acquired that decision to face the Korean, and Denice has made enormous strides as a martial artist. I’m personally excited to witness all of it come collectively on struggle evening,” mentioned Aranguiz.

“Denice is only a completely different fighter proper now. We’ve actually reworked her into an absolute beast. She is far more managed now, and we’ve tightened up her recreation so much. Her boxing and wrestling have improved tremendously.”

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Zamboanga earlier said she doesn’t mind being labeled as the underdog and vowed to prove doubters wrong as a substitute come the match.

Prior to ONE: Empower, the No. 1 girls’s atomweight contender rose to the event by beating the likes of Watsapinya Kaewkhong of Thailand, Mei Yamaguchi of Japan, and Jihin Radzuan of Malaysia.





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