Danny Kingad Laser-Focused Ahead Of ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Finals

ONE Flyweight World Title contender Danny “The King” Kingad plans to put on a show at ONE: CENTURY this coming 13 October at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.

The Filipino star goes up against multiple-time flyweight king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the final round of the highly-publicized ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old Baguio City native passed all the tests in the star-studded eight-man tournament which led him in facing arguably the greatest flyweight athlete of all time.

Though Johnson has had more experience than Kingad, the Team Lakay phenom brings in different sets of weapons on the battlefield, as he has featured exciting displays of talent throughout his career thus far.

And he’s not shy about his amazing ability.

“I am young, strong and really motivated to win. I have a character, and that’s what I’m bringing to this match against Johnson,” Kingad shared.

“My focus is different for this match. I’m not just doubling my effort, I’m tripling it. That’s how I respect Johnson cause I know the experience he brings to the table and he’s one of the greatest of all time.

Carrying an impressive win-loss slate of 11-1, Kingad has dominated almost all of his opponents so far in his young martial arts career.

In his last match, Kingad got the golden ticket to the finals after scoring a split decision win over former World Title challenger Reece “Lightning” McLaren in their semi-final match at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES in Manila last 2 August.

Kingad says that attitude and determination play a big part every time he prepares, he also believes that his training environment made a major role in all the success he collected so far.

“Discipline is very important, particularly heading into this match. For me, training here in the mountains of Baguio will be huge for me. It has been a big part of my victories in the past,” Kingad said.

“The high altitude and the tough terrains are the best environment for athletes. I know it will be big against Johnson.”

That being said, Kingad cannot wait to put on a show for fans at the historic venue in Tokyo, and is completely engaged to get the win and his second shot at the ONE Flyweight World Title.

“I’m really motivated to win in this match. A lot of things are at stake and you can see that when we train,” Kingad shared.

“It’s been two years since I started climbing the Flyweight ladder and this is the final test for me. Also I want to be the first Asian to beat DJ.”

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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