ONE Championship: Team Lakay's Gina Iniong dedicates upcoming fight to family and ailing mother
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 15, 2019 11:51 AM
"Itong darating na laban ko, inaalay ko sa family ko." - Gina Iniong
Team Lakay women's atomweight standout Gina "Conviction" Iniong will have even more motivation in her corner as she heads into her bout against Malaysia's Jihin "Shadowcat" Radzuan in the main card of ONE: Clash of Legends this Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aside from hoping to help re-energize Team Lakay, who has gotten off to a slow start in 2019, Iniong is hoping to get a win for her mother, who was diagnosed with Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease.
"Nung nalaman namin yung tungkol sa sakit niya, na-shock kaming lahat, kaming magkakapatid pati yung tatay ko," Iniong shared. "Kasi nga, wala kaming kaalam-alam, tapos bigla naming malalaman, stage five na pala."
The 29-year old Iniong, a Baguio City native, is the eighth of ten siblings.
"Siya kasi, kapag may nararamdaman, hindi siya pupunta kaagad sa ospital," Iniong continued about her mother. "Hanggang sa nakita siya nung ate ko na manas yung katawan, tapos nung pumunta sila sa ospital, doon lang nila nalaman."
Iniong added that her mother was required to undergo dialysis.
"Kung ano yung kailangan niya, binibigay namin, nagtutulungan kami para sa kanya."
"Itong darating na laban ko, inaalay ko sa family ko," Iniong concluded.
A win for Gina, which could mean a win bonus as well, will no doubt be a big help to the Iniong family.
Catch ONE: Clash of Legends on Saturday, February 16th at 11:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!