‘I Am Living The Dream’ – Jake Peacock Thrilled With Dominant Debut Win Over Kohei Shinjo

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Jake “The One” Peacock delivered one of the standout performances at ONE Friday Fights 58 on April 5.

The Canadian-British phenom stunned fans around the world en route to an overwhelming unanimous decision victory over Kohei Shinjo in their bantamweight Muay Thai clash at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

After winning a Road to ONE: Canada tournament at the start of this year, Peacock promised action in his promotional debut, and he was thrilled to get his first victory on the board this past Friday.

The 30-year-old reflected on his successful introduction to the global fan base:

“It’s an absolute honor to fight for ONE Championship. It’s most people’s dream, and I am living the dream. So I am very grateful to be on this platform and to showcase my skills with the best talent in the world.

“[My debut] was domination from bell to bell. And there’s no doubt I deserved the decision. I had fun in there, got settled in, and took my time. I didn’t get the finish. I was always looking for it, but it was nice for me to settle in for my debut.”

Peacock drew roars from the crowd with his relentless offense, mixing dynamic spinning attacks with solid fundamentals – made even more impressive by the fact that he competes despite missing half of his right arm.

The durable Shinjo absorbed the punishment and stood his ground, but it was “The One’s” coming-out party on the global stage.

Still, Peacock won’t rest on his laurels and plans to level up before his next assignment:

“I’m going to go straight back to the drawing board. I’ve got a lot to work on. I always do after fights.

“Whether I win them in the first round or they go the distance, there’s always room for improvement, so I’m going to keep my head down, go straight back to the gym, and stay ready for the next call.”

Jake Peacock: I’m Going To Inspire Others, And I’m Going To Entertain’

Jake Peacock became one of the hottest names in the combat sports world following his win at ONE Friday Fights 58.

Fans can’t wait to see him return, and fellow fighters were quick to share their admiration for the burgeoning star with a 13-1 professional record.

But rather than make demands, “The One” wants to reach his goals by taking on any opponent that matchmakers deem necessary for his progression:

“I’ve never called people out. Whoever’s thrown at me, I’ve never turned down a fight. I’m always down for a scrap, so send a name, and there’ll be a nod at the end of it.

“I want to continue to challenge myself. I want to end up fighting the very best, and I want to give glory to God along the way in everything I do.”

Though he’s never let it affect his athletic ambitions, the limb-different Peacock certainly inspired a lot of people with his victory over Shinjo.

He wants to continue his ascent in the world’s largest martial arts organization and show that hard work and dedication can reap rewards – no matter what hurdles stand in your way.

Peacock added:

“I really hope I can inspire and motivate people from all walks of life. I think I am doing that, and I am very grateful to have that stage and be a good role model to people.

“I’m going to inspire others, and I’m going to entertain the masses.”

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