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Jenny Huang on losing to Angela Lee, Mei Yamaguchi: It was frustrating

Jenny Huang

Jenny Huang

Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang, 27, of Chinese Taipei yielded to Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 21, of Singapore for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship by third-round technical knockout in March 2017. Two months later, the Taiwanese standout suffered another defeat at the hands of Mei Yamaguchi via second-round submission.

“It was frustrating,” Huang said. “After winning five-straight matches to start my career, now I’ve lost two consecutive bouts.”

“It’s difficult because I am in a tough position,” Huang added. “Another loss is detrimental.”

Putting the dismal 2017 campaign behind her, Huang is determined to show the world just how much she has evolved as a martial artist. Although her back is against the wall, she pointed out that her string of setbacks spurred a drive to dig deep to ace her next assignment.

On April 20, 2018, Huang will compete against Gina “Conviction” Iniong, 28, of the Philippines at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” in the atomweight division. The former said, “I’ve dealt with my recent setback like a real warrior.”

“My desire is to win again,” Huang added. “I will work hard to get the win this coming April 20 in Manila.”

However, Huang admitted that getting the victory at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” will be arduous as the opposition that stands in front of her is no slouch. She said, “Every time I am training, I need to be preparing, and ready, to be an all-around fighter.”

“Before, my strong point was only grappling,” the Taiwanese fighter noted. “I cannot just focus on one thing.”

Headlined by Team Lakay fighter Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, and Andrew Leone, 28, of the United States, “ONE: Heroes of Honor” will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It will also make the debut of ONE Super Series headlined by Giorgio Petrosyan, 32, of Italy and “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 25, of Thailand.

Lee was the first fighter to defeat Huang. Watch a clip from their bout here:

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