ONE Championship: Confidence will be key for Danny Kingad, says Geje Eustaquio
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 23, 2019 03:48 PM
“It would be life-changing for Danny and life-changing for the team as well. It will be historic if he defeats DJ in Japan.” - Geje Eustaquio
A win from Danny "The King" Kingad over Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final will do wonders for the next generation of Team Lakay athletes according to Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio.
Kingad takes on his toughest bout to date when he meets the former Flyweight World Champion – touted by many as the greatest of all time – at the historic ONE: CENTURY PART I on 13 October at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Getting past "Mighty Mouse" is a tall order according to the former ONE Flyweight World Champion. But if he conquers this humongous challenge, it sends a message to all the up-and-comers that they can be world class too.
“It would be life-changing for Danny and life-changing for the team as well,” Eustaquio said. “It will be historic if he defeats DJ in Japan.”
“Of course, it will be a huge motivation, not only for us, but for the next generation of athletes from Team Lakay.”
"The King" has shown tremendous growth throughout the years. He is currently on a six-bout winning streak against top-tier competition.
“Gravity,” a mainstay at the Team Lakay gym even between bouts, is a witness to how Kingad has blossomed into one of the best flyweights in the world.
“The nice thing about Danny is he absorbs the lessons in training and he translates it into his matches,” Eustaquio said.
The key according to the wushu specialist is the Team Lakay prodigy’s confidence entering the match.
"If he has the confidence, he will have the chance to knock DJ out," Eustaquio predicted.
"It's confidence more than anything. Looking at Danny, he’s a complete mixed martial artist. On behalf of Team Lakay, we are looking forward to that knockout.”
Kingad’s road to immortality kicks off at ONE: CENTURY, the biggest World Championship martial arts event in history. No organization has ever promoted two full-scale World Championship events in one day.
The Home Of Martial Arts breaks new ground as 28 World Champions compete in four World Title bouts, three World Grand Prix Championship Finals, and four World Champion versus World Champion matches at the famous Ryogoku Kokugikan on 13 October in Tokyo, Japan.
Catch ONE: CENTURY in it’s entirety on LIVESTREAMING on Sunday, October 13 starting at 8:00 AM (Part 1) and 4:00 PM (Part 2) via sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/one and on iWant Sports as well as on the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Page!
Catch ONE: CENTURY Part 2 LIVE at 6:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!
ONE: CENTURY Part 1 will air on Friday, October 18 at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!
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