Ryan Jakiri first PH bet to compete in ONE Super Series

first_imgRyan Jakiri is set to become the first Filipino to compete in ONE Super Series when he clashes with China’s Han Zi Hao in a kickboxing bout in the undercard of ONE: Pursuit of Greatness on Friday at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fielding respecting but not fearing Canelo in title match Jakiri, who hails from Zamboanga City, is a six-time Philippine national Muay Thai champion but the person standing in his way from making a good first impression in his promotional debut is no pushover.The 23-year-old Han has 58 wins across his name with 15 losses and Jakiri knows he can’t afford not to be in top form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The ONE Super Series locker room has the best of the best in both Muay Thai and kickboxing. It’s a chance for me to raise my stock as a competitor in this sport,” said Jakiri.“I do not think Han Zi Hao offers anything I have not seen. I need to be ready for his fast hands, but otherwise, I do not think he is superior to me in any aspect,” he said. “I think he and I are stylistically similar, so I am looking to prevail over him with the improvement I have been making in my game.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Han split his last two fights, bowing to Cyprus’ Panicos Yusuf on points in July before beating Greek striker Stergos Mikkios via unanimous decision last month.Jakiri said he’s ready for anyone in his goal to be the No. 1 fighter in his class.“I will fight anyone as long as it will lead me to the top of my weight class. I am dedicated on making the most of any opportunity that ONE Championship grants me,” he said.“My goal is to win my bout in ONE Super Series on Friday. I am here for a reason and a purpose. While it’s a great feeling to represent the Philippines on the international stage, it’s also a big opportunity for me to reach for the stars and turn my dreams into reality.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img

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