ONE Championship: With potential bout against Kingad looming, Geje Eustaquio focused solely on winning
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 19, 2019 05:06 PM
Team Lakay flyweights Geje Eustaquio and Danny Kingad could be on a collision course in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix
Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio is more focused on racking up wins than entertaining the thought of getting inside the Circle with his Team Lakay brother Danny "The King" Kingad.
The 30-year-old from Baguio City will compete in a ONE World Flyweight World Grand Prix alternate bout against Yuya "Little Piranha" Wakamatsu at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES on 2 August at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
A win over Wakamatsu could setup a clash with Kingad, who is scheduled to compete in the semi-finals against former World Title challenger Reece "Lightning" McLaren.
This would only be possible if Eustaquio beats Wakamatsu, and either Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson or Tatsumitsu Wada pulls out in the finals.
Eustaquio, however, would rather focus on what is in front of him now.
“Things have been going our way, the good thing about it is that we’re both winning,” Eustaquio said.
"Time will come where maybe we’ll have to compete against each other, but as we always say in the gym family always comes first - brothers always come first."
Eustaquio reiterated that Team Lakay is a tight-knit brotherhood that does not entertain offers to compete within its circle of martial artists.
However, he concedes that The Home of Martial Arts also has a say in their respective careers, thus they have to hold a meeting amongst themselves should their match-up in the Circle be inevitable.
"As I have said before, we are employees here in this organization," Eustaquio explained. "If ONE Championship says we really need to fight one another, then most probably we'll have to conduct a family meeting and sit with one another to talk about it."
Eustaquio is giving Team Lakay's head coach Mark Sangiao the final say should that day come. For now, it is all about racking up wins for them.
"Coach Mark Sangiao is the right person to ask regarding this matter," he said. "He will decide on what’s the best for the both of us. The good thing is Danny is winning, I am winning, we are on the winning track and I hope it will go on."