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Jomary Torres frustrated but not defeated after ONE: Fire and Fury

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Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres wore a look of frustration moments after her match against Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang at ONE: Fire and Fury on January 31 – and her disappointment was understandable.

Torres’ bid to end her four-match skid ended prematurely after she got accidentally kneed in the groin twice during the bout.

“It’s really disappointing. I felt good. I trained hard for this, but after what happened, we cannot really do something about it,” Torres said.

“At first, I was able to take it and continue, but in the second one I really couldn’t compete anymore as much as I wanted to.”

Despite the outcome, the 24-year-old looked confident and sharp from the opening bell.

Responding to the challenge of her head coach Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, Torres looked like her old self as she stayed aggressive, something that was amiss in her previous bouts.

In the first bit of action in the contest, Torres caught Huang’s kick and countered with combinations – similar to what she did to Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige in her debut.

She then kept pressing forward, until the unceremonious ending to their match when Huang landed an accidental knee to her groin for the second time.

“You know, at first I was really happy. I was connecting on punches, and that is what we wanted to do. That’s what we prepared for,” Torres said.

“I really sharpened my boxing and it was effective early on, so it’s really disappointing to have the match end that way.”

As frustrated as she is, Torres has no choice but to move forward. And she says if it comes down to it, she is willing to face Huang again.

“I just have to stay prepared. Who knows, I might be back in the ring again, so I’ll always prepare.”

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