Denice Zamboanga Explains Why She’s Not Intimidated By Ham Seo Hee

Denice Zamboanga is determined not to allow the judges to dictate the outcome of her rematch with Ham Seo Hee on the ONE X Championship 10-Year Show.

During her media availability, Zamboanga said she planned to submit Ham in their second fight following the controversy surrounding their match in the ONE Women’s Atomicweight World Grand Prix at ONE: Empower.

Ham took a controversial split decision against Denice despite some members of the watching public declaring the Filipino fighter as the most aggressive and active fighter in their September 2021 fight.

Denice said:

“I’ll smother her and put her to sleep.”

Ham (24-8), 35, is 10 years her opponent’s senior and used her veteran wits to overpower and counter the Philippine offense when they first met.

Although she was not considered the aggressor, two of the judges felt that she had done enough to keep her young opponent at bay.

“I made a lot of mistakes in my last fight. I think I should have used my striking better and I should have finished that fight and not let the judges make the decision. I can say that I am more prepared this time. I’ve studied my mistakes from my last game and I feel I’m better prepared physically and mentally,” said The Menace.


Zamboanga: I can take Ham’s blows

Ham, the No. 3 atomweight contender, has said in past interviews that she could pull off a knockout victory and Zamboanga even expected that to happen.

As hindsight is 20/20, no knockouts occurred and the judges decided the outcome of the fight.

Zamboanga (8-1), whose only defeat was at the hands of Ham, said she could take whatever damage the South Korean veteran could throw at her and would happily go strike for strike in their rematch .

“Ham has said in her previous interviews that her game plan was to knock me out, and I even expected her to knock me out or at least shake me with her punches. That didn’t happen. I can take her punches and I can deal with anything she throws at me,” the 25-year-old said.


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