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Lee: Zamboanga a worthy challenger

“Unstoppable” Angela Lee sees Denice “The Menace Fairtex” Zamboanga as a worthy adversary as she defends her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Title against the Filipina sometime this year. 

Lee: Zamboanga a worthy challenger
Denice Zamboanga
Zamboanga is currently unbeaten in The Home Of Martial Arts, and she earned her shot following an impressive performance over former contender Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi at ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE last February. The 23-year-old has won all her six professional bouts in impressive fashion while showing a balanced skill set of excellent striking and well-versed ground prowess. 

Those skills are not lost on Lee. “I think Denice is a talented rising star. She is a well-rounded mixed martial arts fighter and I’m excited to face her in the ONE cage,” Lee told ONEFC.com

“Denice is a young and hungry fighter. She is very well-rounded, and I feel like she is a part of the new generation of mixed martial arts. I’ve seen her previous fights, and she is constantly evolving her technique and fight game.”

It was most evident in her win over Yamaguchi as she stuffed most of the Japanese athlete’s attempts to take the match to the ground, and when “V.V” was successful, “The Menace Fairtex” more than held her own in grappling. 

On the feet, though, it was a total mismatch. 

Training out of the famed Fairtex Gym in Pattaya, Thailand, Zamboanga looked crisp on the feet as she methodically picked Yamaguchi apart while striking. 

“I think Denice and her team came up with a very smart game plan, and she managed to execute that in the fight,” Lee said.

“Denice is definitely a dangerous fighter, and I won’t be underestimating her.”

For now though, Lee is focused on seeing the world win its battle with COVID-19.

“I hope everyone tries their best to take preventative measures to stay healthy,” Lee said.

“My prayers are with the people who have been affected by the coronavirus.”Catch all the ONE Championship action live and for free by downloading the ONE Super App.

Topics: “Unstoppable” Angela Lee , Denice “The Menace Fairtex” Zamboanga , ONE Women’s Atomweight World Title
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