Champion vs Champion takes centre stage at ONE Fight Night 4: Abbasov vs. Lee

His immediate development was somewhat halted when dropping the title to Ok Rae Yoon by using determination final year, but responded in the ideal doable way by right away reclaiming the gold in August – this time he didn’t set issues in the hands of the judges, relying on a barrage of knees to halt issues in the 2nd round. 

The guy born to a battling household, his sister Angela is yet another One particular entire world champion, is now ready – both equally mentally and physically – to go up in weight and focus on another title.

“Going into this battle, I experience that my cardio is greater than it’s ever been,” he reported. “I certainly sense like I’m in the best condition that I’ve been in so far. I believe it is easy to make the miscalculation when you are relocating up a excess weight division, to just merely place on the dimension, to put on the extra bodyweight, and then to neglect the cardio. 

“I took some time to put on further bodyweight so that when I did action up the education, and when I did commence carrying out my cardio, I would be in a position to be in the exact condition I was preventing for the light-weight title as I’m going to be for the welterweight title.”

Lee says this is the combat which would make feeling, and is confident of saying the title, and then allowing his physique change to the shift up to 185lbs.

“I believe it’s about two several years considering the fact that [Abbasov] defended the welterweight title. I have been actively clearing out the light-weight division. So proper now, there is no very clear contender, and with there being no fight in the light-weight or welterweight division, it only can make perception to set the two champions with each other.

“When I assert the title, which is when I get the time to entirely make the change and alter my bodyweight and adjust my training to be cozy fighting at 185.”

Assamov (23-5), has himself experimented with to make the transfer up a division – failing to claim the middleweight crown previously this year pursuing a 3rd spherical stoppage towards Reinier de Ridder – and is seeking ahead to welcoming Lee to the welterweights, but thinks it will be a rough night time for his opponent.

“Christian is a very good opponent,” he stated. “He is a good, explosive fighter, but I know his weaknesses and I am not a male from his division – the regulations are different listed here.”

With the improve in Lee’s excess weight for this combat, Assamov is eager to see how the leap demonstrates on his cardio – a little something the Kyrgyzstan fighter’s wrestling is properly suited for.

“As you know, I choose not to depend only on my wrestling. If he will truly feel like investing punches, he is welcome. That is what we like to do. 

“But if he feels courageous sufficient to wrestle then I can get him to deep waters, and we will see who has additional oxygen.”One Struggle Night 4: Abbasov vs. Lee requires put Saturday November 19 5am GST at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Arena, Singapore. This is a evening not to be skipped so mark your calendars, down load the One particular Tremendous App, and go to now!

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