By Jun Ray Navarres
Former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon in tip top shape to welcome Kim Jae Woong at the 145-pound division.
After going into slump in his last four outings, Belingon is confident that he is ready to face Kim at ONE Fight Night 4 on November 19 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“If you call this a curse then I have an antidote this time. I’m very motivated and excited to win this match and bring back my winning streak, and fight for the world title once again in the future,” said Belingon.
“Winning this match is very important to me. This is for my redemption, and it will put me back on top. I need this.”
Yet, one can’t blame Belingon has he’s been losing to some of the top fighters in the division including former ONE Bantamweight kingpins Bibiano Fernandes and John Lineker.
Still, Kim is a tough match up for Belingon as the taller Korean fighter also has a 100% finishing rate and was ranked #1 at the featherweight division before moving to bantamweight.
But for Belingon, fighting a guy who’s three inches taller than him poses no threat at all.
“I fought taller guys before so height doesn’t pose a problem for me. I just have to focus on executing my game plan and win the match,” confidently said Belingon.
“We are warriors, we are athletes, a fight is a fight. Everything is going better and better. I’m more than 100% ready and primed for this fight.”
Belingon respects Kim striking prowess admitting that his boxing will be tough to deal with but being born of Team Lakay, he is also confident that his wushu-based attack will be sufficient to defy the “The Fighting God”.
The once proud ruler of the division also said that his daily grind at the stable in Baguio gets him into peak shape.
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