Ev “ET” Ting wraps up an active 2019 when he battles hometown favorite Amir Khan at ONE: Edge of Greatness. And for the Kiwi-Malaysian their clash could not have come at a better time.
The pair will clash at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, November 22. Ting is excited for a fitting follow-up to his second round submission win over Daichi Abe at ONE: Masters of Destiny last July.
“I believe there couldn’t have been a better time for this bout to take place. We are both trying to come back from a couple of losses, and we are trying to rebuild ourselves,” Ting said.
“It’s a great time for us to match up against one another for a couple of other reasons, too — the number one being the chance to see who’s ahead and how far we’ve come since our last outings.”
Focusing on Khan, Ting is expecting a tough grind on the feet, especially given the Singaporean’s ability to knock people out.
Khan packs power in both of his hands, with eight of his 11 wins coming from either KO or TKO. But the Auckland MMA standout is confident that he can hang with his foe wherever this contest goes.
“I’d say his striking is very respected, but it is one which I do not fear. I’ve seen him training super hard. He does well with his ground game, but I haven’t seen him attack on the ground. However, his defense in that department is good,” Ting said.
“I’ve been training equally hard too, and I’m keen to test him in the stand-up, wrestling, or on the ground.”
After coming close to defeat in his last outing against Abe, Ting wants a more convincing performance from start to finish and that is what he aims to do against Khan.
“In my head, I lost that fight to Daichi. I came close to defeat in the first round, but somehow, I hung on,” Ting said.
“This is why I think this [match against Khan] will be a really interesting match. I just want to see how much stronger I can come back.”
ONE Championship returns to the Lion City for one last time this year with ONE: Edge of Greatness this Friday, November 22, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
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