Jose Aldo made his professional boxing debut and won

“I wanted to execute what we had trained, I had no pressure to get the knockout."

by Sead Dedovic
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Jose Aldo made his professional boxing debut and won

In Friday's main event of Shooto Boxing, Jose Aldo made his professional boxing debut and won. Jose Aldo still needs to get used to a new sport. Already in the first round, he felt strange, considering that he had just started with the right pace.

“When I was warming up, the round was over,” Aldo told MMA Fighting after the match. “I couldn’t listen to the time right. When I starting to pressure, the round ended. That was a bit different to me, but I’ve been training boxing for a while now, so I felt very comfortable in there”.

Emmanuel Zambrano

Emmanuel Zambrano was not an easy opponent. Nevertheless, Aldo managed to win. Although perhaps the knockout was the desire of him and his coaching staff, he is certainly satisfied with his start. “I wanted to execute what we had trained, I had no pressure to get the knockout.

If I had connected a good hand and he went down, great, but it was good the way it was. Doing six rounds, landing clean shots. I see no problem, I think it was a great debut. We always want the victory, and I obviously want the knockout, but it was good that way because he’s a tough guy.

I landed good punches, clean punches, so I was happy for the debut. I could honor the work of everyone who helped me get here”. Already on April 1, a new match awaits him, with Jeremy Stephens. He respects his opponent but also believes in himself and victory.

We have to respect the sport of boxing,” he said. “When I started focusing on this sport, I started training boxing a lot. I’m training it a lot since my last [UFC] fight. Boxing a MMA guy is not the same thing of facing a professional boxer.

The stance is very different. I respect Jeremy, he’s a well-trained guy, experience, but I think we can go in there and do a great job”.

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