Because it occurred it was, however not within the method he needed. A abdomen churning low blow, which broke the cup of Lineker rendered him unable to proceed, and the match a no-contest.
It was a disappointing finish to a extremely anticipated struggle – and one which added gasoline to an already fierce rivalry, to 1 with real unhealthy blood and scores to settle.
Andrade believes the three and a half rounds the 2 spent within the circle collectively may have had a long-lasting impact on his opponent and presents a psychological benefit heading into this weekend’s matchup at ONE Combat Night time 7 in Bangkok.
“I feel the truth that I got here very near ending the struggle, that he was badly harm within the struggle, and that I defended all his makes an attempt on the bottom, makes a distinction within the psychological issue,” stated Andrade. “He is aware of I’m higher than him. His likelihood of profitable this struggle is that if one thing extraordinary occurs. However we all know that I’m one of the best athlete, that that is my second, and that I’m going to be the champion.”
Within the lead as much as the primary struggle there was a lot of consideration on Lineker’s weight, Andrade doesn’t anticipate it to be a difficulty this time spherical – and is deliberate to finish issues early after they lastly meet once more.
“He will certainly be extra attentive with this weight situation. No one likes to be on time and never make weight. Nobody needs to look unprofessional. So, I consider he’ll concentrate on his weight in order that it doesn’t occur once more.
“That doesn’t intervene with something. I’m not nervous about that. If he doesn’t make weight once more, we’re going to struggle anyway, and I’m going to knock him out.
“This struggle will finish in a most of two rounds. And it’ll positively finish with me knocking out John Lineker yet another time.”
On a stacked card, this can be a standout struggle, and one to not be missed.
ONE Combat Night time 7: Lineker v Andrade takes place Saturday February 25 4am GST on the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok. This can be a evening to not be missed so mark your calendars, obtain the ONE Tremendous App, and go to observe.onefc.com now!