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ONE: Jimmy Yabo shrugs off losing skid, eyes redemption

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ “Our preparation has been well. We cross-trained with jiu jitsu in Cebu and we did all we can for this fight,” said Yabo, who took an extra mile preparing for his ground game, a facet he sees as an edge for him coming to the match.“I pushed myself to improve on my ground game. In all of my previous matches, I’m always at a disadvantage when it comes to the ground, so that’s where I really focused.”Yabo knows that he’s the underdog going into the duel, but he’s welcoming the challenge of silencing the home crowd.“We know the opponent’s capacity, he’s a Muay Thai world champion. But he eats the same rice and there’s nothing impossible in any fight,” he said. “I know I prepared myself hard for this and once that bell rings, all I’ll do is fight.”ADVERTISEMENT Jimmy Yabo. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netBANGKOK — It’s been almost two years since Jimmy Yabo tasted a victory.After knocking out Bashir Ahmad back in February 2016, the Cebuano fighter’s wins have been few and far in between.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Guiao looking to get more from leaner Taulava Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But despite his losing record—dropping five of his last six fights in the promotion—the skid is the least of his concerns heading into Saturday’s fight at ONE: Warriors of the World.“When I fight, I no longer think about my previous fights. I focus on what I have right now. Though I look at my past fights and see my mistakes, I know for myself what I need to do to correct those things,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseYabo (5-5) will have turn things around  on Saturday as he takes on hometown bet Sagetdao Petpayathai (2-0) at Impact Arena here.The 36-year-old remains confident that he can bounce back and get his arms raised. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more