November 26, 2022

The coaching staff and fighters of the famed Team Lakaygym are taking pressure as a challenge in preparation for the fights set this month in Singapore and next month in Pasay City.

This month, former ONE bantamweight world champion Kevin Belingon and former long-time Brave Combat Fede-ration bantamweight world champion Stephen Loman are set to fight at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov. 19.

NO PRESSURE? — Team Lakay chair Mark Sangiao continues to assure that his fighters have stepped up their training in Benguet and Baguio City, as they prepare for their respective fights in Singapore this month and in Pasay City next month. Benguet Rep. Eric Go Yap visited the Team Lakay gym to personally extend his support to the Cordilleran fighters. — Contributed photo

Belingon will face the hard-hitting Jae Woong Kim of South Korea while Loman will fight former long-time ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes.

Next month, reigning ONE strawweight world champion Joshua Pacio will lead a four-man team from Lakay who will see action at the Mall of Asia Arena on Dec. 3.

Pacio will defend his belt against brash American Jarred Brooks.

Other fighters scheduled at MOA are former ONE flyweight world champion Geje Eustaquio, Jeremy Pacatiw, and Jenely Olsim.

Eustaquio will face Hu Yong of China while Pacatiw will be up against Tial Thang of Myanmar.

Olsim, on the other hand, will face Meng Bo of China.

Former ONE flyweight title contender Danny Kingad is no longer in the fight card after his opponent, Gurdarshan Magat, has pulled out from the fight due to supposed injury he sustained in training.

“Much pressure, but who says pressure is not good? We are taking the pressure as a strong force pushing us to train well today and train better tomorrow,” said Team Lakay chairman Mark Sangiao.

“Overwhelmed, yes I am. My hands sweat every time I see the fight matches for Singapore this November and December in Manila. But we are warriors from the mountains, we take every fight as a hunting game, “he added. – Harley F. Palangchao