Denice Zamboanga Wants To See The Fight Between Danielle Kelly And Angela Lee

Denice Zamboanga is no stranger to beef, she’s had two high-profile feuds in the past couple of years.

So when ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee and grappling sensation Danielle Kelly began bickering, Zamboanga just had to see a fight between the two play out.

In an interview with ONE Championship, Zamboanga admitted that she’s not too concerned with the verbal warfare between the two. She does, however, want to see Lee and Kelly ultimately have a match inside the Circle.

“It doesn’t affect me at all unless it’s me who they are referring to. But I wanna see this fight!” said Zamboanga.

Kelly and Lee began feuding in July when the submission grappling star said she could take on the longtime atomweight queen in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match.

The Philadelphia native said she could submit Lee in whichever way she wanted, and that one declaration quickly evolved into a searing beef that has reached fever pitch during ONE Championship’s joint press conference with Amazon Prime Video in Los Angeles this August.

Denice Zamboanga wants Danielle Kelly in a mixed-rules bout

Zamboanga, the no.3-ranked women’s atomweight contender, is one of the best grapplers in the division and has shown that she can dominate fights through her wrestling-centric style.

The 25-year-old is also confident both inside the Circle and out of it. Zamboanga once had an intense and long strife against Lee back when she told the Singaporean-American star to vacate the ONE Women’s Atomweight Championship during pregnancy.

Zamboanga also got into a fiery dispute with now no.1 contender Ham Seo Hee following their controversial match at ONE: Empower in September 2021. “The Lycan Queen” lost to “Hamzzang” via a controversial split decision.

Her feuds against Ham and Lee have long been over, but that doesn’t mean that Zamboanga is just gonna sit idly and wait for a fight.

Zamboanga said that she’d want a mixed-rules bout with Kelly and she’d gladly take the match if it was sent over to her.

“I’ve never fought yet under mixed rules but there’s no harm in trying. I want to challenge myself,” said Zamboanga.

Although the Filipino star has no fight lined up soon, she is excited for ONE Fight Night 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II on August 27, Manila time, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

ONE Fight Night 1 will feature the titanic rematch between ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson, the man long considered the greatest fighter of all time.

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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