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Filipino ONE Championship fighter Jeremy Miado: I feel really strong

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On March 24, 2918, Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado, 25, is fighting inside the ONE Championship cage for the third time. It will be his first win in the promotion if he wins his strawweight bout against Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, 39, of Thailand at “ONE: Iron Will” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

“I feel really strong, and at my peak,” Miado declared. “I cannot wait to get in there and show everybody the real me. I was not able to do so in my last two bouts, but this time I will make sure that everyone knows who I am when it is all said and done.”

Miado has a tall order in front of him in Amnuaysirichoke, a former ONE Strawweight World Champion. But the Marikina City resident remains unperturbed with the fact that the most challenging bout in his young career is ahead of him.

“I don’t see it as a problem,” Miado said. “I want to know my potential in this sport. That’s why I am happy to be in this bout against a talented competitor and a former champion like him.”

For Miado, his three-round strawweight encounter with Amnuaysirichoke is an opportunity to see where his talent truly stands on a global stage like ONE Championship. The Filipino fighter quipped, “To be able to compete against a Muay Thai legend, it will only be good for my experience.”

“My opponent is an outstanding striker,” Miado said of Amnuaysirichoke. “But I am focusing on my ground (skills). I am a striker but I know what his skills are.”

“I think his game plan will be to use his striking to overwhelm me,” Miado explained further. “I am practicing my defense in the stand-up but he needs to watch out for my takedown attempts.”

The Filipino fighter asserts that a victory over Amnuaysirichoke will undoubtedly be a marquee moment in his career and vows to be in his peak form at “ONE: Iron Will,” which will be headlined by ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 37, of Brazil and ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Vietnam. Watch the teaser here:

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