The top-ranked female nuclear warrior ‘Lycan Queen’ Denice Zamboanga does not think it is absolutely necessary that she meets the dangerous South Korean veteran Seo Hee Ham for the second time. But she would still do it just to prove she’s the better fighter.
Denice Zamboanga met Seo Hee Ham in the opening round of the historic ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix in September, and after a hard-fought battle, ‘Arale Chan’ took home the divided decision nod on the judges’ scorecards.
The result, however, was met with much controversy. Both fans and experts think that Denice Zamboanga had done enough to win the match and that the referees were wrong to award their opponent the victory.
Denice Zamboanga respectfully asked the ONE Championship brass for a formal review of the assessment criteria, hoping to get the result overturned. Unfortunately for the Philippines, the decision was upheld and Seo Hee Ham remained the winner.
Still, the 24-year-old from Quezon City, Philippines is convinced she won that fight and she would more than love to prove it in the circle.
When Denice Zamboanga spoke to the ONE Championship in a recent interview, he had this to say:
“Fighting her again and beating her would prove once and for all that I’m the better fighter. But even if we do not fight again, the whole world knows I beat her. Everyone says I won, so it does not bother me. right now. We all know who won that fight. For me, I would love to fight her again, but it’s not as important anymore. It’s not that big. Filipino fans are the best. I have the biggest fans in the world, and everyone really showed their support for me. I think that’s also why I’m still number one in the division. “
Denice Zamboanga’s other options
Denice Zamboanga is on her way to the Philippines for the first time in almost two years to spend Christmas at home. She also recently revealed that she had received an offer to fight Alyona Rassohyna before leaving Bangkok, but says that the Ukrainian fighter refused the fight.
Apart from matches against Alyona Rassohyna and Seo Hee Ham, the No. 1-ranked atomic weight has a variety of options for “Lycan Queens” return.
A clash with Brazilian striker Julie Mezabarba is an enticing alternative, as is fighting Chinese pillars Meng Bo and Lin Heqin. But the fight that Denice Zamboanga still really wants is one with the reigning ONE world champion in atomic weight for women Angela lee herself, and she will not stop anything to make it happen.
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“I’ve been waiting to fight her for so long now. I still think I deserve that fight. And so many fans want to see it. They want to see me fight Angela Lee. The media has also covered our fight a lot. And I think there’s just an overwhelming interest in watching this fight. “