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She’s not only entering the global stage of martial arts for the first time, but she’s also facing 17-year-old rising star Victoria “The Prodigy” Lee, the younger sister to ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee – a woman “Little Sprouts” has her eyes on.
“My long-term goal is to win a chance for myself to fight against Angela Lee,” Wang said.
To do that, she’ll first have to get past Victoria, who stunned fans around the world when she dominated her ONE Championship debut.
“My opponent is a talented rising star. She grew up in a family well-known for their achievements in MMA. Her techniques and strategies have all been comprehensively developed,” Wang continued.
“She’s such a genius that people call her ‘The Prodigy.’ But I want to prove to everybody that hard work is always more important than talent.”
Lee, however, is not known for slacking in training, especially coming from a family of world-class martial artists that includes Angela and ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee.
The teenager is also plenty skilled, which means Wang will need to put in maximum effort to prepare for Friday’s showdown. And for her part, the Chinese athlete says she’s ready to deliver an upset.
“The whole world believes that I’m made to lose against Victoria,” Wang said.
“It is because she is so famous and has gained so much attention, and that’s why this is a very important fight for me.”
As confident as Wang is, she also knows that Lee is dangerous on the ground, and she’ll be looking to counter her foe’s grappling with striking.
“Victoria Lee is skillful at wrestling, so I hope I can use my stand-up techniques to win by KO,” Wang said.
Despite praising Lee’s glowing ground game, “Little Sprouts” doesn’t believe the Singaporean-American is truly deserving of her moniker just yet.
“Victoria does not live up to her nickname because having only one fight does not prove anything,” Wang said.
“Only winning one fight hardly proves anything, in my opinion.”
Catch all the action at ONE: BATTLEGROUND this Friday, 30 July, on the ONE Super App or meWATCH at 8:30 p.m. SGT.
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