ONE Championship: Engaged Gina Iniong eyes November return amid wedding preps

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 05, 2019 04:44 PM
Engaged Gina Iniong eyes November return amid wedding preps
“What’s important is I get back to active competition. If I had it my way, I’d like to compete three or four times a year.” - Gina Iniong

 

Gina "Conviction" Iniong yearns to get back to competition when ONE Championship returns to Manila for ONE: MASTERS OF FATE on 8 November at the Mall Of Asia Arena.

 

“Conviction” took a split decision victory in her last bout against Malaysian star Jihin "Shadow Cat" Radzuan in February on the undercard of ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS in the latter’s home country. 

 

It has been more than a year since Iniong last saw action inside the Circle on her home soil. 

Eager to get at least one more bout before the year ends, the 29-year-old is sitting beside the phone waiting to get a call from the big bosses of The Home Of Martial Arts for her next conquest. 

“I really hope to compete in November here in Manila. It’s been awhile since I last fought here,” Iniong said. 

 

“I’m just waiting for it, it’s going to be easier since I’ll have more than two months to prepare.” 

 

Iniong took a well-deserved vacation, then immediately went back to the gym after her most recent bout. But what keeps her occupied nowadays is the fact the she is about to marry her longtime partner Richard Araos in a couple of months.

 

“I had a short vacation, but I still train. Right now, I’m preparing for our wedding, but nonetheless I’m still waiting for my next bout,” Iniong shared. 

 

“I’ve been engaged for a long time. We’re just fixing the papers and then we’ll determine a date. Maybe this month or the next. Depends on the schedule.”

 

Iniong vowed that her wedding preparations would not get in the way of her training as she continues to hope for a November match-up. 

 

She wishes to be more active moving forward and stated that she is willing to face any names thrown at her.

 

“I’ll face whoever they put in front of me,” Iniong said. 

 

“What’s important is I get back to active competition. If I had it my way, I’d like to compete three or four times a year.”

 

 

Watch the world’s best strikers at ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH on ABS-CBN S+A at 9:30pm PHT.

 

To catch the prelims, go to ONE’s Facebook and Twitter pages at 6:30pm PHT.

 

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