Geje Eustaquio Sees a Ray of Hope Amid Global Health Crisis

It has not been a good stretch for sporting events in general as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to show its fangs all over the world.

ONE Championship recently announced that it will hold the next events in closed-doors, while many other sport organizations across the globe have either suspended, or cancelled, tournaments altogether.

But former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio remains optimistic as he waits for the smoke to clear out so he can entertain his fans anew inside the ONE Circle.

“I am very excited to get back to action. I hope 2020 will be a great year for me and my team,” Eustaquio said.

After splitting his four matches in 2019, “Gravity” is optimistic in getting back to his winning ways – eager to put a smile on the Filipino fans who have been supporting him through the highs and lows of his career.

The 30-year-old shared that he has learned from the setbacks in the past, and he plans to use it in his return in The Home Of Martial Arts.

“The ultimate lesson I learned last year is to focus on the goal, life goes up and down but you can never defeat a man who never quits,” Eustaquio shared.

“I believe that I continue to improve from time to time. I am looking forward to getting more finishes this year.”

Looking at the landscape of the division he once ruled, Eustaquio admitted that it is going to be harder to make that run to the top, especially with the emergence of great athletes, young or old.

But Eustaquio remains undeterred, confident that his experience and in-ring IQ is his greatest weapon in his return.

“The flyweight division is very deep. Legends, champions, rising stars and explosive young athletes are right around the corner, but I’m into this sport for a long time. My confidence has always been there, it’s just a matter of preparation now,” Eustaquio stated.

“Experience plays a great role in sports, thus fight IQ also is a big factor. Whatever age, strength or level they think they are, I am ‘The Gravity,’ I believe I will be a World Champion one more time.”

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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