By Jun Ray Navarres
Lito Adiwang completed his redemption against compatriot Jeremy Miado with a unanimous decision win at the curtain raiser of ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs Andrade, at the legendary Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Thailand, Saturday morning (Manila Time).
The Thunder Kid wasted no time in his rematch against Miado, pinning down the later with a left hook followed by ground and pound. Miado held on and recovered from the assault but failed in taking down Adiwang on the reset.
“I know he’s tough. I’m really trying to knock him out but he’s tough. He’s survived it,” said Adiwang in post-fight interview.
Adiwang continued to overpower Miado in the striking department, planting a spinning elbow just before the end of first round.
The Jaguar experienced problems dealing with the timing of Adiwang’s overhand right, giving the latter significant increase in moral to continue his assault.
Adiwang also utilized his pinpoint leg kicks to create a huge gap against Miado until the sound of the final bell.
“For all of my supporters who are asking about my leg, I think I’ve answered it know. I’ve shown that it’s one key to winning this fight. I got injured but I got back. I got the redemption. I got the rematch and I guess it’s well, its fine now,” added Adiwang.
Far from the aggressive and explosive Adiwang who would always try to end the night early, the Thunder Kid showed a more technical and calculated approach going into the fight against Miado.
Despite the 23 sec stoppage against Adrian Mattheis in ONE Friday Fights 34, Adiwang went on to go the long way against Miado, showcasing his versatility and boasting the depth of his tank.
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