Adiwang not running out of foes

Joey Villar - The Philippine Star
Adiwang not running out of foes
Lito Adiwang
ONE Championship

MANILA, Philippines — Lito Adiwang is carefully looking at strawweight contenders Jarred Brooks or Rodtang Jitmuangnon even before he battles Hexigetu Hexi of China in Friday’s ONE: Revolution set at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

“We’re both rising to the top, and I have no doubt our paths will cross sooner or later. I’m praying we can meet in the near future and settle the matter in the circle,” said Adiwang referring to Brooks.

Adiwang and Brooks were originally scheduled to fight last April 15. But it was called off after the Filipino tested positive for COVID-19.

“That (Jitmuangnon) fight is still on my radar. I would never call anyone out without the intention of fully pushing through with it. I said that because I wanted the fight to happen,” he said.

Adiwang owns a better record of 12-3 against Hexigetu’s 9-4 but the former said he’s not taking the latter for granted.

“But right now, I’m focused on Hexigetu alone. He’s the one in front of me, and I can’t look past him,” said Adiwang.

Adiwang is one of the three Filipinos seeing action in ONE: Revolution with the other two being reigning strawweight champion Joshua Pacio against Japanese Yosuke Saruta and featherweight Roel Rosauro against American James Yang.

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