MANILA, Philippines — Jeremy Miado was not satisfied with his technical knockout victory over Lito Adiwang, who injured his knee, in their ONE X strawweight fight last Saturday.
Miado said he and Adiwang had a chance to talk after their fight, both expressing remorse when the referee stopped the match 2:56 in the second round after the latter twisted his right knee and was unable to return.
“Both of us regret that we didn’t finish the fight. We both wanted to treat the fans with a good show. Unfortunately, we didn’t finish it,” said Miado during ONE’s virtual press conference on Wednesday.
“I’m not satisfied with my performance because I could have shown more in the third round,” he added.
Miado admitted that Adiwang really won the first round but it was part of his strategy not to be reckless to avoid an early knockout.
“Adiwang really won the first round. I wasn’t too aggressive and reckless in that round because he’s one shot, one kill. But in the second round, I believe I really won that round,” he said.
Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao said Adiwang is still waiting for the results of his x-ray and MRI.
Miado is hoping for Adiwang’s speedy recovery so they can settle their unfinished fight in a rematch. If not, he is hoping to fight against Senzo Ikeda.
“I want a rematch to settle our unfinished business but I understand it still depends on his recovery,” he said.
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