“She’s a Good Addition to the ONE Roster” – Janet Todd Praises ONE Anissa Meksen; Accepts to Fight Her Inside ONE Circle

Published 06/17/2022, 3:00 AM EDT

Janet Todd is one of the most impressive fighters on the ONE Championship roster. The current ONE Championship women’s atomweight kickboxing champion will fight Lara Fernandez for the interim ONE Atomweight Muay Thai title. The division has also seen the inclusion of French fighter Anissa Meksen. Ahead of her fight, Todd laid out her thoughts on the inclusion of Meksen, and also clarified the rumors of ducking her.

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In an interview, Todd said, “I do think Anissa is one of the top-level fighters and I do believe that she brings up the level of competition in the division, which is exactly what we want. Because that will raise the whole level competition of the whole, you know, the whole weight group and it only makes us better. So, I think she’s a good addition to the ONE roster.”

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Further addressing the rumors of ducking Meksen, Todd said, “I mean, I can’t control what other people say or what other people think. I can only control what I do and my own actions and my own thoughts. So, I mean that’s that.”

When asked if that meant would she fight Meksen, ‘JT’ replied, “Yes, yes, of course, of course. Like I said, I think she brings up the level of competition. That’s what we want for ONE Championship. We want to fight the best, be the best.”

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Todd was further asked if she would defend her interim title against Meksen if she beats Lara Fernandez. ‘JT’ said, “Yeah, in either sport.”

A fight between Janet Todd and Anissa Meksen would thoroughly entertain the fans. While Todd spoke about this new inclusion in the ONE Championship roster, she also addressed her upcoming championship bout.

Janet Todd shed light on her upcoming title fight against Lara Fernandez

Current ONE Championship women’s atomweight kickboxing champion Janet Todd will face Lara Fernandez for the interim ONE Championship women’s atomweight Muay Thai belt. While this contest has excited fans around the world, Todd shared her views about the same.

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‘JT’ said, “She has a very good traditional Muay Thai style.” ‘JT’ said that she saw Fernandez fight in IFMA- a tournament Todd has competed in herself.

Todd also shared her thoughts on the style of Lara Fernandez and was very complimentary about Lara Fernandez’s kicks. ‘JT’ said, “I’ve seen her fight some very top-level fighters too outside of tournaments. I think she has very good kicks, and she’s very good at responding with kicks.”

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Todd once again mentioned that Lara Fernandez had a great traditional Muay Thai style. She was appreciative of how Fernandez mixed her elbows and her strikes and believes that her fight against the current ONE women’s atomweight kickboxing champion will be a good one.

Regardless of who wins, fans will be treated to an elite battle. What do you think?

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

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