After a dominating performance in Bangkok last Friday, 10 January, Filipino standout Roel “Akiyama” Rosauro wants to keep pushing and grinding.
In fact, he is already looking ahead to his next assignment.
Collecting his first ONE Championship win after a unanimous decision victory over Yohan “The Iceman” Mulia Legowo of Indonesia at ONE: A NEW TOMORROW, his hunger to achieve more has only intensified.
“I am really thankful for the wonderful start for the year. I know this will only open more opportunities for me as an athlete. I’m excited for what’s next,” Rosauro said.
“I’ll double my work rate during training. This is a clean slate for me, so expect me to be better every day.”
Rosauro did not have a great start in the ONE Circle, as he quickly started his campaign with back-to-back losses.
But those setbacks ignite his hunger to succeed and has given him the sense of urgency to bounce back strong to prove everyone that he deserves his spot at the largest martial arts organization on the planet.
Like any other athlete, the Yaw-Yan Ardigma Cebu representative also wants to become a World Champion and with the right mindset, he is confident he will achieve that goal.
“Of course, my dream is to become a World Champion one day. There’s no such thing as impossible with the right mindset,” Rosauro stated.
“This win only gives me confidence that I can compete with whoever I face next. I’ll take it one fight at a time. I know that one day all my hard work will pay-off.”
Now that he’s on the right path to realizing his dream, Rosauro is willing to take anyone for his next assignment.
Not being overconfident, but he feels strongly about facing anyone and he hopes for a high-profile match in his next promotional appearance.
“I want to maximize the momentum I have right now. I hope ONE gives me another fight soon,” Rosauro said.
“I’ll take on whoever they want me to face. I will do everything to get a fitting follow up with the win that I got in Bangkok.”