Team Lakay champs eager to prove they can also hold on to ONE belts

first_imgONE champions from Team Lakay. Photo from Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA, Indonesia–The new year has been strenuous for Team Lakay with two of its champions in Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio defending their titles just six days apart.But Pacio wouldn’t have it any other way.ADVERTISEMENT “For us, we’re more motivated when we’re training together because one of us is fighting after the other,” Pacio told Filipino reporters Friday.“We’re also more motivated because we want to prove that we deserve winning the belts.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTeam Lakay’s bid to keep the belts begins on Saturday when Pacio puts his strawweight strap on the line against Yosuke Saruta of Japan in the headliner of ONE: Eternal Glory here. MOST READ “We need to prove that we cannot only win the belt but to also hold the belt for as long as we can.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES June Mar Fajardo hard on himself after ‘terrible’ season debut for San Miguel In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Win or lose, Pacio and the rest of Team Lakay in Jakarta will then, head back home early Monday morning with Eustaquio scheduled for his third fight against Adriano Moraes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.Pacio added 2019 will be full of challenges for Team Lakay after the Baguio City-based stable racked up a total of four world championships with Kevin Belingon also earning the bantamweight belt and Eduard Folayang becoming a two-time lightweight champion last year.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more