ONE: Denice Zamboanga ready for Ham Seo-hee rematch after ‘hard, fun’ camp
MANILA, Philippines—Denice Zamboanga is ready for another go at Ham Seo-hee after her bitter defeat to the South Korean fighter last year.
Zamboanga’s perfect run came to an unceremonious end when she lost to Ham in September 2021 in a controversial split decision–something which has lingered in her mind throughout her training camp at Marrok Force MMA in Bangkok.
The two face off again in ONE: X at Singapore Indoor Stadium in the promotion’s 10th anniversary event.
“I cannot mention [the changes],” said Zamboanga. “But what I can say is that it’s been a hard and fun training camp. I’m ready.”
Ham took the better of Zamboanga via split decision during the the Atomweight Grand Prix which had drawn mixed reactions including those who believed the Filipino fighter had the better performance.
To help ease her mind for her upcoming rematch, Zamboanga helped her brother Drex in his preparation for his lightweight debut—which he won convincingly, knocking out Rahul Raju in 65 seconds in ONE: Full Circle on February 25.
“My brother Drex has been training well, and I’m proud that he just proved to all the haters that he can also excel in the lightweight division,” said Zamboanga. (8-1).
“He showed a statement there last Friday night. I can’t wait for him to slowly but surely become one of the best contenders in his new division.”
Drex is already taking a much-needed break in the Philippines while Zamboanga is still in Thailand prepping up for her rematch.