Eddie Ng fought on ONE Championship’s inaugural event and went on to establish himself as one of the most popular fighters on the roster. He won his first five fights for the promotion and was being talked about as a serious title contender in the lightweight division.
Since then, Ng has suffered successive stoppage losses but as he prepares to return at ONE: “Battle of Heroes” in Macau, the 30 year old veteran says the recent setbacks have made him mentally stronger.
“Losing is not the end of the world. Inevitably, everyone will lose if they stay in the game for long enough but I feel that with my losses I matured greatly on an emotional and spiritual level.”
At the Cotai Arena he will be taking on former featherweight champion Honorio Banario. The Filipino is a veteran of nine ONE Championship fights and Ng knows what to expect on August 13th.
“Banario has been quite active in ONE and I have seen several of his fights before. He is the former ONE Featherweight World Champion and I don’t particularly see any major weaknesses. His strength is undeniably his fighting spirit.”
The fight will be in the lightweight division but Ng isn’t overly concerned about his opponent’s status as a former champion.
“Securing a win over a former ONE champion could potentially garner more attention but I don’t really think about it like that. Banario is just another human being with two arms and legs like myself. We are both doing our best to be the best competitors that we can be. I will do my best and the result will take care of itself.”
In Ng’s last fight he was submitted in the second round by Ariel Sexton but not before breaking the Costa Rican’s arm with a body kick. The Hong Kong native clearly has ….View full article
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