Enormous Challenge at BRAVE CF 33 Doesn’t Faze Jeremy Pacatiw

Bantamweight standout Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw is heading to one of the biggest challenges of his career at BRAVE CF 33 – but the Filipino star is not nervous in the slightest bit.

On Friday, December 27, Pacatiw challenges Felipe Efrain of Brazil at the Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Eager to prove that he is one of the best in the division, 23-year-old Baguio City native cannot wait to stand toe-to-toe with the former Brave Combat Federation Bantamweight World Title challenger. 

“I’m very eager to win this match against Efrain. What I’ve gone through in training and preparation for this fight is no joke. This is easily the biggest match of my career,” Pacatiw said.

“I have a high amount of respect for Efrain. I know he is a very dangerous fighter, but I’m excited to show my skills. Less than 2 days until the fight, I cannot contain my excitement for it.”

Efrain is known for his power, with 8 out of his 13 wins was via KO or TKO, but Pacatiw believes his striking game is just as fatal.

The Team Lakay representative has also upgraded his grappling which he thinks could possibly give problems to his Brazilian counterpart.

“My timing and my power will be a major factor in our match this Sunday. I am confident in my game plan. I know that I can hurt him as well when I hit him and a knockout is possible,” Pacatiw said.

“I would also like to try to bring the match on the ground and see how is he going to react. There are a lot of things that can happen in our match, I’ll just have to make sure I am ready whichever he decides to do.” 

Despite his recent loss, “The Juggernaut” is confident that he can end the year strong and build a strong momentum heading to 2020.

“I’ve been through a lot of tough matches, victories, and losses, and I’ve learned a lot from it,” Pacatiw said.

“A win from Efrain is the perfect way to end the year.”

Author: Robert Belen

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