When Danny Kingad steps inside the cage on Saturday against Japanese Yuya Wakamatsu at ONE: Conquest of Heroes in Indonesia, he will have another reason to make sure that he goes back home with his third straight win.
His girlfriend recently gave birth to their first child Gleourdan Adrian, adding the newest member to
"Excited na talaga kong lumabas yung baby," he tells the media a day before his match. "Parang na-doble nga yung sipag ko. Ngayon, tuwing nagte-training ako, tinitignan ko siya, tapos na-i-inspire ako."
He considers his Lakay peers as brothers, so much so that he isn't keen on the thought of facing a teammate even for a championship belt. Yes. we're referring to ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio, who shares the same division with Kingad. He stresses that he has much respect for his Kuye Geje, who has been instrumental in his journey to where he is now.
He underscored how crucial the Team Lakay seniors are to the development of young talent like him and Joshua Pacio, who will challenge Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE Strawweight World title at Conquest of Heroes. Apparently, Folayang and Honorio Banario has been traveling to Manila to hone their ground game, which in turn, they pass on to
That is why it's not surprising that he believes he has the upper hand when things hit the canvass versus Wakamatsu, who is also coming off a victory. While
"Pero mas malakas pa rin yung sa'tin, yun yung palaging nasa isip ko."
ONE: Conquest of Heroes goes down on September 22 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia