ONE: Catalan not after revenge against brother’s conqueror

first_imgD-League: Fuentes drills winner as CEU slips past Wangs-Letran Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robin Catalan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino strawweight contender Robin Catalan will be taking on a familiar foe in Kritsada Kongsrichai of Thailand in his return to the cage.Kongsrichai, however, isn’t someone Catalan has faced before.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Catalan hasn’t fought since suffering a second-round setback at the hands of former world champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke seven months ago.He is raring to come back but knows he can’t get overly excited against an opponent like Kongsrichai, who is on a two-fight win streak and will be buoyed by the hometown crowd.“I know that he is a strong opponent, and I will do everything in my power to try and beat him,” he said. “This will be a good match because win or lose, I am going to give it everything I’ve got and more.”“My confidence level is great, and I am so excited about this bout because I really want to win,” he added. “I think that between both of our skills, we will definitely put on an exciting and explosive match for the audience and viewers.”Catalan isn’t worried about fighting in a hostile territory. In fact, he is using it to his advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism But his brother Rabin did, and lost to Kongsrichai by first-round stoppage three months ago.Catalan, though, cleared that avenging his brother’s defeat is not his motive in fighting Kongsrichai in the undercard of ONE: Iron Will on Saturday at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“For me, it’s me pure business. This is my career. This is my work. I will fight to get the victory,” said Catalan. “I will just do my job and also do my best against him.”“I believe my family will be proud of me if I get the win on Saturday. But again, this is nothing personal.” MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “The difference will be how I apply my new skills against him. I am definitely happy to face a hometown hero like him. It challenges me,” he said.“I am very eager and definitely very hungry to compete again, I want to win this bout and work my way up to face the best in this division.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img

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