Folayang ready to get back up after toughest loss of his career

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When Eduard Folayang fell to the floor out cold after Martin Nguyen’s perfect overhand right, aproverbial dark cloud immediately hovered above Mall of Asia Arena as if telling the painful ending of a fallen hero.Folayang needed just one day to complete his first year anniversary as ONE World lightweight, after defeating Shinya Aoki on Nov. 10, 2016, but Nguyen’s punch took that away the Team Lakay legend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd it has been five months since Folayang got into the ONE Championship ring, a break that the 34-year-old used in earnest to reflect and look back at the things that went wrong.“I had a good break and it was more mental than anything else,” said Folayang. “I just really needed to take a step back and take it all in, see where I went wrong and what I could have done to prevent it.” Tautuaa suspended 1 game, fined P35k for hit on TNT import Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It was a loss as heart-wrenching as any other.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ “The loss to Martin Nguyen was the toughest in my career, and I think I am a much better martial artist because of it.”And Folayang (18-6) is now ready to put the disappointment behind him as he sets to get back on the winning track when he faces undefeated Russian Kharun Atlangeriev (11-0) on May 18 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.Folayang, who is nine years the senior of Atlangeriev, plans to use this fight as his stepping stone to get back into the title scene and prove that he is still one of the best lightweights in the world.“It’s been a while and I’m ready to take my career back to the top, I know it won’t be easy but I’m prepared to do what it takes to climb back up,” said Folayang. “There are so many great lightweight competitors in this organization but I feel like I’m still considered one of the best in this division.”“This match in Singapore is important because I want to show fans that I can still become champion.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img

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