ONE: Interim champ Geje Eustaquio hopes son follows in his footsteps
Santino Honasan on Jun 21, 2018 05:06 PM
"He’s my fuel, as I said, he’s my drive, motivation, and I’m happy and proud that he’s my son."
While becoming a world champion is indeed motivation for Team Lakay flyweight star and reigning ONE Championship Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio, the Baguio City native is being fueled by something...or someone else.
Meet Castiel Achilles Gerard Eustaquio, or Cage for short, Geje's four year old son.
"He’s my fuel, as I said, he’s my drive, motivation, and I’m happy and proud that he’s my son." said Eustaquio during a press conference in Macau, two days before his scheduled title unification bout against reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes at ONE: Pinnacle of Power on Satuday, July 23rd.
And while most other fighters would wish that their kids rather not follow in their footsteps, Geje believes otherwise.
It would give the 29-year old nothing but joy to see his little boy one day become a martial artist as well.
"Yeah, if he loves martial arts, I will be the happiest father in the world,"
"Because as I said, martial arts is not about fighting, it’s not about kicking, it’s a way of life."
If Cage decided to take a different path however, daddy assures that his support will still be there, 100%
"Kung ibang sports, it depends on the sport. If he chooses basketball, if he chooses soccer, well my support is a hundred percent."
Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes battle of the undisputed ONE Championship Flyweight World Title at ONE: Pinnacle of Power, Saturday, June 23rd at the Studio City Events Center in Macau, China.
Catch it LIVE starting at 11:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!