Lito Adiwang Happy To Bring Team Lakay Back To Winning Lane

After a forgettable day for Team Lakay last 2 August, Filipino rising star Lito Adiwang is happy to lift his team’s spirit after his latest success inside the ONE Circle

The 26-year-old Baguio City native secured a lucrative six-figure contract to the main roster and the “Bout of the Night” after scoring a unanimous decision win over Anthony “The Antidote” Do of Vietnam in the main event of ONE Warrior Series 7 in Singapore on Tuesday, 6 August.

This was Adiwangs’s third win in the ONE Championship’s developmental league which opened the doors for him to enter the Home of Martial Arts main roster. But for the 23-year-old Baguio City native, he believes that he caught two birds with one stone that afternoon as he also brought his team back on the winning lane.

“I’m really happy that I got the team back in the winning lane after that forgettable night. I know that this is just the start, I just started the team’s rise,” Adiwang said.

“I know how big this win is. It just goes to show that we are still here. People can’t just count us out. We won’t always win, but we’ll always be facing it. It just wasn’t our night last August 2, just a bad day in the office.”

Adiwang admits that the load on his shoulder became even bigger heading to his showdown with Do. Knowing that other than winning the biggest match of his young career, he also has a task to give his team a good news to cheer about.

But for the hard-hitting Filipino, he was up to the challenge.

“Of course I felt the pressure of having to win this for our team cause I know it will somehow ease off the pain from Friday,” Adiwang stated.

“But at the same time, I was motivated to do my best knowing that the team needs a win, and we have to get back to the win column.”

With big matches on its way for Team Lakay in the final quarter of 2019, Adiwang hopes that the new momentum he started will lead to a bigger success for the team who was very happy with his latest accomplishment.

Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon will be meeting his arch-nemesis Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes for the ONE Bantamweight World Title for the fourth time, while Danny “The King” Kingad will go toe-to-toe with Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the finals of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix.

Both gigantic matches will happen at ONE Championship’s 100th event at ONE: CENTURY in Tokyo, Japan on 13 October.

“I know this will get them pumped up to get wins heading into Japan,” Adiwang shared.

“They have been very supportive of me from day one and when I won they were really proud and happy that I have joined them in the main roster now.”

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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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