ONE Championship: New gym helps Danny Kingad prepare for the match of a lifetime
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 02, 2019 12:02 PM
“Having new facilities makes me even more motivated now, whatever happens, I must come out on top.” - Danny Kingad
The newly built Team Lakay headquarters is the boost Danny "The King" Kingad needed as he gears up for his ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final clash against 12-time World Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson.
Kingad’s date with destiny is set on Part 1 of ONE: CENTURY on 13 October at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Team Lakay’s modern training facility located in the heart of Pico La Trinidad in Benguet, opened its doors on 21 August. It houses complete training equipment unlike the old gym, including a full-size Circle. Kingad feels his new toys will help him reach peak form.
“This is very timely because we’re working with new equipment, unlike the old [equipment], which could be faulty,” Kingad shared.
“Now we have a cage and it’s very spacious so we won’t be limited.”
Kingad said that his training camp has mainly revolved around practicing the game plan, polishing his ground work, and reviewing Johnson’s previous bouts.
With everything now within reach, Kingad has no excuses for him to come in underprepared.
“Right now training is in full swing. I keep on watching tapes and executing my game plan during sessions,” Kingad shared.
“Having new facilities makes me even more motivated now, whatever happens, I must come out on top.”
Kingad’s best friend and current ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua "The Passion" Pacio also cannot stress enough the importance of their new training grounds, stating that they can now perform added training regimens given the new equipment.
“Our area for CrossFit is now wider. We could also do more in our weight training program, things we couldn’t do back then,” Pacio stated.
“Now Joshua can visualize his attacks inside the cage better. Now there’s no reason for us to come unprepared.”
The victor between Kingad and Johnson will be crowned as the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion and will get a guaranteed shot at the ONE Flyweight World Title currently held by Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes.
Catch ONE Championship’s event, ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH, on 6 September in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It will be the organization’s first ever all-Super Series event.
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