ONE: Edward Kelly pummels Sung Jong Lee for impressive TKO win
MANILA, Philippines—Team Lakay’s Edward Kelly scored an impressive technical knockout over South Korea’s Sung Jong Lee, ending the featherweight bout just 2:51 into the second round in ONE: Roots of Honor Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.
Kelly recovered from his yellow card infraction late in the first round after he landed an illegal kick to the face of Jung when the two of them were tangled up on the mat.
Come the second round, Kelly took things to the next level and went on the offensive forcing Sung to the mat.
Sung initially got hold of Kelly’s right foot but the Team Lakay veteran managed to slip out of it and proceeded to carry out his own striking offensive.
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The 35-year-old Filipino fighter rained down heavy punches from above but Sung bore through it all.
It wasn’t until the halfway point of the round that Kelly truly dominated from the ground forcing the referee to call a stop to the contest.
“I’m confident I can escape or tolerate his leg locks because I knew that the legs of Filipinos are strong,” said Kelly.
This was a big bounce back win for Kelly (12-6) after losing to Singapore’s Christian Lee on Jan. 19.
Sung dropped his fourth straight fight and slipped to a 2-5 record overall.
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