Roel Rosauro Looks for an Explosive Return in Bangkok

Roel “Akiyama” Rosauro hopes that the third will be a charm as he looks to end his two-match winning skid in ONE Championship

Rosauro dukes it out with Yohan “The Iceman” Mulia Legowo of Indonesia in a three-round featherweight bout at ONE: A NEW TOMORROW on 10 January at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

Almost 20 months since his last match, the Camotes, Cebu native is excited for his return, and it is an opportunity that he does not plan to waste.

“I am thankful for this opportunity. I am excited to get that first win which has been elsuive for me. This time they’ll see all the sacrifices that I’ve made in the past two years,” Rosauro said.

“It has been over two years since I last tasted a win. I want to get that and start the year right.”

Facing another tough assignment in his return to the ONE Circle, the Yaw-Yan Ardigma Cebu representative is determined to pick up the pieces and redeem himself on the most prestigious martial arts competition on the planet.

Rosauro’s last bout in The Home of Martial Arts was back in May 2018, dropping a unanimous decision loss in the hands of “The Terminator” Sunoto at ONE: UNSTOPPABLE DREAMS in Singapore.

In his ONE Championship debut three months prior to that, the 31-year-old suffered a first-round submission loss to Li Kai Wen of China at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.

Rosauro stressed that those losses are in the rearview mirror now, saying that the consecutive setbacks have not shaken his confidence, but rather made him hungrier.

“I know it has been a rough start for me in ONE but that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of it. I am only hungrier now to succeed because of those losses,” Rosauro stated.

“Losing is a part of being an athlete. The most important thing is to learn from those losses and take those lessons in your next match. I sacrificed a lot over the past year and it’s something you’ll see in my fight.”

Facing Rosauro in Bangkok is an athlete who is also looking to break his losing skid.

Legowo is a veteran who has been competing professionally since 2002. Knowing the strengths of the Indonesian, Rosauro is loading up on his ground game before their match.

“Legowo’s ground game is top notch. That’s why I’m working on my grappling now if ever the match gets to that point,” Rosauro shared.

“He’s also hungry for a win like me. I know he’ll do everything to win so expect a great match-up between us.”

Author: Fight Game Asia

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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