Filipina standout Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres will have another opportunity to break her losing spell as she is set to make her second appearance inside the ONE circle this year.
Torres is slated to duke it out with Malaysian up-and-rising star Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan in a three-round atomweight affair at ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY which takes place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala, Lumpur, Malaysia on 12 July.
The Filipina breakout star’s quest of breaking her three-match losing skid was interrupted after she suffered a first-round submission loss against Lin Heqin of China at ONE: REIGN OF VALOR in Yangon, Myanmar last 8 March.
But despite a series of setbacks, Torres is currently in high spirits and ready to redeem herself on the most prestigious stage of martial arts competition.
“I am so grateful that I was given another chance to fight. I made many mistakes in my last fight and I want to bounce back and improve my game more,” said Torres.
“I’ve made a lot of adjustments and I’ve prepared well. I am excited to show my improvements in Malaysia.
Since her lost in Yangon, Torres shared that she went to Indonesia to sharpen her mental strength and wushu game. The 23-year-old Zamboanga Del Norte native also revealed that she will face Radzuan with a hungrier mindset.
“I am determined to be even better in martial arts and that’s why I make sure to work on the things that could help me,” said Torres. “I know I’ve been losing but this won’t stop my dedication and belief in myself.”
But despite her confidence in an all-time high, the woman standing in her path to re-enter the winner’s column is the hometown bet Radzuan, who also seeks to return to her winning ways after losing for the first time against Team Lakay’s Gina “Conviction” Iniong at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS last February.
The talented 20-year-old owns a professional record of four wins with just one loss and is also a former Wushu World Champion and MIMMA Women’s Champion.
Radzuan is also regarded by many as the future of women’s martial arts in Malaysia.
“I know that she’s a strong fighter and that she’s hungry for a win but I will do everything so I can keep up with whatever she’ll throw in our fight,” said Radzuan.
“I am working triple time during training sessions and I feel like I am a much better fighter today, I am much more confident in my game.”
Once regarded as the dark horse of atomweight division after scoring three impressive victories to start her journey in The Home of Martial Arts, Torres believes that she can put her career back upwards with a decisive win in Malaysia.
“For as long as there are opportunities and I’m given a chance to showcase my talent, I’ll keep on competing. I’ll do everything to get that win and prove that I am one of the elite in my division.”