Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres
Jomary Torres remained unwavered despite taking her second straight loss on Friday night in ONE: Destiny of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Torres, who suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of former title contender Mei Yamaguchi of Japan, vowed to redeem herself when she returns to the cage next year.
The Zamboanga City native also feels she became a better fighter after sharing the cage against a quality warrior in Yamaguchi.
“To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future,” Torres said after losing on points.
“This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn’t quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”
The 22-year-old Torres said the added experience will help her in her next fights.
“It’s a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi’s caliber. She’s a former ONE world title contender,” she said. “She was the better lady that night, but that’s part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”
“I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward,” she vowed.