Lito Adiwang Promises to Continue His Impressive Run at ONE: FIRE AND FURY

Filipino rising star Lito “Thunder Kid “ Adiwang is hopeful that he can maintain his sizzling start in ONE Championship

Adiwang targets his seventh straight win when he battles Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit in a three-round strawweight affair at ONE: FIRE & FURY on 31 January at the Mall of Arena in the Philippines.

Considered by many as the future of Philippine mixed martial arts, Adiwang will make his much-anticipated Philippine debut in The Home of Martial Arts after sweeping his bouts at Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series with flying colors.

Adiwang then announced his arrival on the global stage at ONE: CENTURY PART I last October when he made short work of Senzo Ikeda.

“I am really happy for this match. I was asking for this since last year and luckily for me, they heard my request and I am here in the first manila card,” Adiwang said.

“Other than the opportunity to compete in front of my fellow Pinoys, I am excited to show how much I have improved since the last time I fought.’

Owning an impressive win-loss record of 10-2, Adiwang is currently on a six-bout winning streak and has dominated each and every bout since joining the ONE Championship developmental league back in October 2018.

For the 26-year-old, his continuous success is hinged on pure desire. He believes that more so than the physical preparation, it is his mindset which sets him apart among others.

“In every fight, I want to make sure I give out my best. I want people to remember my name, to remember me as an athlete who brings energy and excitement. I want people to tune in everytime I compete,” Adiwang said.

“That type of mindset is the main reason for my recent victories and I will defeinitely show it in my next fights. I hope to continue winning so I can continue inching closer to my dream World Title shot.”

Adiwang does expect a lot from his opponent who he thinks will do everything to get a victory – but his confidence is unshaken.

“Mitsatit is a young and hungry fighter. I respect him. He is a good fighter and a strong striker and it’s something that I am really preparing for. I expect a striking match against him,” Adiwang said.

“I want to test my striking skills with him and give [the fans] a good show. I believe this will be a good striking match,’ he added.

“I’ve always wanted to put on a good show in front of the Manila fans, so expect a hungrier and better Lito Adiwang on January 31.”

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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