The rivalry between Xiong Jing Nan and Angela Lee is heating up forward of their trilogy bout for the ONE ladies’s strawweight world title.
Xiong will as soon as once more defend the ladies’s strawweight gold towards Lee, the ONE ladies’s atomweight world champion, at ONE on Prime Video 2: Xiong vs. Lee III. The occasion will happen on September 30 on the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The 2 feminine world champions have met twice earlier than, with each Xiong and Lee efficiently retaining their respective world titles. Evidently familiarity has boiled all the way down to contempt with each fighters able to take one another’s heads off.
Xiong shared on Instagram a snippet of Lee speaking in regards to the Chinese language famous person’s fashion and the way the strawweight queen had change into tentative in her latest fights, and was hardly spectacular.
Not one to take a slight, Xiong Jing Nan wrote:
“We’ll see in case you are impressed once I end you once more👊#ONEonPrimeVideo2”
Lee mentioned within the video that Xiong has been slowing down as of late to take a extra cautious and passive method to her fights.
“I tuned in to the previous couple of fights that she’s had. Actually, me – together with the remainder of the followers – and I’m fairly positive I heard Chatri [Sityodtong] saying as nicely, that they’re not too impressed together with her performances. I feel you’ll be able to actually see that in her previous few performances, she’s been taking part in to not lose as a substitute of taking part in to win. And there’s an enormous distinction there.”
Xiong, who has held her world title since January 2018, is the one lady to ever knock Lee out contained in the circle. She did that of their first encounter at ONE: A New Period in March 2019, efficiently defending her strap.
Lee, nevertheless, obtained her comeuppance simply seven months later when she submitted Xiong at ONE: Century Half I in October of that yr to retain her atomweight throne.
Xiong Jing Nan is open to going through Stamp Fairtex at atomweight
Xiong Jing Nan is arguably the striker in ladies’s strawweight historical past and he or she even fancies going through off towards the elite within the atomweight division.
In a earlier interview with ONE Championship, Xiong mentioned she’d like to go down a weight class and have a tussle with former two-sport world champion Stamp Fairtex.
Stamp, who as soon as held each the ONE Muay Thai and kickboxing ladies’s atomweight world titles, has since transitioned into combined martial arts and even took the ONE Ladies’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship.
“I feel I’d love this. I’ve at all times been somebody who loves challenges. Though with age my physicality and athleticism have modified, I’ve at all times by no means given up. Anybody is worthy of my respect and studying from. I feel that I can study from anybody’s strengths and it will assist me to develop,” mentioned Xiong Jing Nan.