Gonzales Looks To Continue His Impressive Run At ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD

Streaking Filipino strawweight Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales is just a couple of hours away from his much-awaited clash against Chinese standout “Wolf of the Grasslands” Hexigetu in ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on 16 August.

Gonzales, who’s looking to collect his fourth-straight win inside the ONE Circle, believes that he’s more than ready to extend his winning ways.

“With a few more days before the fight, I’m doing great. I never lost focus during training. I’m always excited and challenged because it’s another opportunity,” Gonzales said.

“I’m certainly ready for Friday. I’m ready to display more innovation and improvement from what I can do. Of course, there’s still my striking,” he added.

“Ready na ready n ko for Friday.”

Winning his last three matches in an impressive fashion, Gonzales believes that another spectacular performance this Friday could secure his place in the upper echelon of the loaded strawweight division, but more than the rankings, the Kyoskushin karate black belt is more excited with the knowledge he will be collecting in his battle against his Chinese counterpart.

“I know a win here would put me in a better position in the rankings but on top of that, my main goal for every match is to win and learn,” Gonzales shared.

“Meaning to say, whatever I experience in that fight, I know that I could use it moving forward – especially in this high level of competition.”

Gonzales, who owns a 4-2 (win-loss) record as a pro said that his team had mapped out a perfect game plan for him and he is ready in whatever surprises Hexigetu will bring.
“Our game plan is to give my all, whether it be in the striking department or the ground. Wherever the match goes, I will give my best to win,” Gonzales said.

“This is one of the best training camps I’ve had. Everyone helped me out with the challenge I’ll be facing in Bangkok.”

Completely aware of his challenge this coming Friday, Gonzales plans to go all-out against Hexigetu, who is also trying to build a little streak of wins on his own after collecting his first professional win in his last match against Ovais “The Enigma” Shah at ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT last May.

“I know how dangerous of an opponent Hexigetu is, and I have no plans of being complacent against him,” Gonzales said.

“I am eager, and more determined this coming Friday. This is for everyone who believes in me. My family, Kyokushin team, senseis, senpais and of course, my country, the Philippines.”

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Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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