FABRICO “Marvel Boy” Andrade understands that Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw is decided to make a reputation for himself at his expense once they cross paths. The pair meet at ONE: FULL CIRCLE on 25 February on the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Andrade is pushed to indicate that he’s no pushover because the #4-ranked bantamweight contender seeks to cement himself as a authentic title contender and climb even greater within the official bantamweight rankings.
“I’m simply 24 years outdated and I used to be already ranked no. 4 on simply my second battle in ONE. I believe I’m making a press release to the world with how I battle and I really feel increasingly more assured each time I step contained in the ONE Circle,” Andrade mentioned.
Andrade is certainly one of many brightest younger stars in ONE Championship in the present day.
He has been undefeated since signing with the promotion and is presently on a five-fight profitable streak. His newest efficiency was a scintillating first spherical technical knockout win over “The Underdog” Li Kai Wen at ONE: WINTER WARRIORS II again in December.
However regardless of the shape that he presently flaunts, the Brazilian fighter out of Marrok Power MMA in Bangkok is aware of that he can’t be complacent. As such, he’s hungrier than ever, and desires of constructing it to the highest.
Andrade is actually not taking Pacatiw frivolously, and he’s tirelessly at work in coaching camp main as much as this match.
“I’m tremendous excited for this battle and I can say that I’ve an ideal camp that I skilled in. I can’t wait to step again inside there,” he mentioned, absolutely conscious of the pedigree that his Crew Lakay foe possesses.
“He’s fighter and he’s coming from win in his first battle right here at ONE Championship.”
Andrade was certainly watching when Pacatiw made his promotional debut at ONE: BATTLEGROUND final July, the place the Filipino put in a implausible efficiency towards Chen “The Ghost” Rui to dominate in all three rounds and take the unanimous determination win.
In that battle, Pacatiw showcased the placing arsenal Crew Lakay has turn into identified for, together with a little bit of the improved grappling they’ve flaunted in recent times, as nicely. Whereas “Wonderboy” was actually impressed, he stays assured that his freestyle strategy is at par, and even higher, than that of Pacatiw’s.
“I’m not frightened about his sport as a result of I, too, deliver many weapons for my fights,” he acknowledged.
“My placing is completely different and the way in which I battle offers me confidence that I can break via any fashion of my opponents. My takedown protection has additionally given my opponents complications in every of my fights, even those that are thought-about as world-class grapplers like Shoko Sato. It’s he who needs to be frightened.”
Like his mentality in each battle, although, Andrade simply needs to have enjoyable and mentioned, “They need to anticipate a contented fighter approaching the most effective part of his life, one who is able to end each single opponent that stands in entrance of him and likewise a contented man who will stroll out together with his personal tune this time and convey up the present that the followers like to observe.”
And if a win over Pacatiw results in a future world title alternative? Andrade will likely be prepared. The Brazilian is aware of his time will come quickly sufficient, and finally, he’ll get his alternative to battle for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship.
“I’m very pleased to be combating in ONE Championship and they’re preserving me busy. That’s all I’ve requested for. So whoever they ship to me subsequent after this battle, I will likely be prepared and so they know that. If they need me to battle for the title, I will likely be prepared and if they need me to tackle the opposite fighters within the division earlier than I battle for the title, I will likely be prepared for that, too,” he mentioned.
“I don’t need to rush. I would be the champion and nobody can cease that.”
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