Janet Todd will join an elite group of ONE Championship superstars who have held two World Titles if she wins on Friday, July 22 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
In the co-main event of ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash, the atomweight kickboxing queen expects a tough test from Lara Fernandez for the ONE Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Title.
In her recent interview with ONE Championship, Todd noted that her opponent is top notch and heaped praise on the Spaniard.
“[Fernandez is] a good technical fighter. She’s fought some top-level competition. She’s, you know, currently a WBC titleholder. And I think the advantage is she has some really good kicks during her exchanges with people. She’s a good forward pressure type of fighter,” Todd noted.
At the same time, Janet is aware of her own strengths which would come into play during the fight.
“I think the strength that I have is my movement. To be able to get the angles that I want for my shots, and also the use of my combinations to create openings. It might not be open right at that moment, but then it can lend itself to creating other openings during the fight. So I think I can use those types of advantages in the fight,” she added.
Todd may not be the fastest, but her deft footwork has set up highlight-reel knockouts in ONE, including a perfectly timed liver kick against Anne Line Hogstad and a devastating head kick that instantly knocked Ekaterina Vandaryeva out.
These victories have led to a dominating six-fight winning streak and a shot at atomweight Muay Thai gold on July 22 at ONE 159.
"JT" is leaving no stone unturned in her quest to become a two-sport ONE World Champion, both physically and mentally, as she prepares for the massive showdown.
“I envision myself with the belt at the end of the fight. You know, that’s always the mentality that I go in with every fight. I envision, like, at the end of the fight, my hands being raised and feeling that heavy belt strapped over my shoulder,” the 36-year-old added.
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