July 18, 2024

After being sidelined for the entire 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, former ONE flyweight Geje Eustaquio is ready to fight anyone inside the ONE circle.

Eustaquio has reached the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during his tenure in ONE Championship that is why he is not afraid of anyone calling him out to a fight.

One of those who called him out was Gurdarshan Mangat, who was victorious over Thai striker Yodkaikaew Fairtex at the recently concluded ONE 158 then quickly focused his crosshairs at the Filipino former flyweight king.

In a post-fight interview, he wasted no time calling out Eustaquio.

Not one to back down from a fight, the Team Lakay star gladly accepted the challenge.

Eustaquio is enjoying a strong run of form going 3-1 in his past four fights. His latest match saw him take a dominant unanimous decision win over South Korea’s Song Min Jong back in November 2020.

While he is glad to receive the challenge, Eustaquio is also impressed with how Mangat has evolved inside the circle. Mangat’s improvements, Eustaquio said, were on full display against the dangerous Yodkaikaew.

Mangat traded strikes with the natural Muay Thai fighter while using his wrestling to control the pace of the match in the first two rounds. These advancements in Mangat’s game were what made Eustaquio even more excited for their potential showdown. – Harley F. Palangchao