Gina Iniong determined to get back into ONE title conversation

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “Coach Mark always tells me to not be disappointed, but instead be more motivated to become better,” said Iniong (7-4). “Losing is part of the game, which gives me the urgency to improve.”Iniong was on a three-fight winning streak before she lost to Mei Yamaguchi in November of 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissShe got back to the winners’ circle in her next fight after scoring a unanimous decision win over Jenny Huang but Iniong immediately suffered another defeat when she lost to Istela Nunes via unanimous decision.Iniong said she still wants to get to the title conversation but her loses made her realize that there’s still more work to be done. “There is a lot of work to do, yes it’s my dream to have a world title strapped around my waist,” said Iniong. “It takes time and patience to get to that moment. I am willing to work for it.”Fueling Iniong’s drive to get a crack at the title are the title conquests of teammates Geje Eustaquio, Joshua Pacio, and Kevin Belingon.Eustaquio and Pacio are the undisputed flyweight and strawweight ONE World champions respectively while Belingon is the interim bantamweight champion.Iniong said she wants to be part of the ONE: Conquest of Champions card in Manila that teammate Eduard Folayang, once the ONE World lightweight champion, will headline against Singaporean Amir Khan.“This is the perfect event for me to show how hungry I am to get back to the winning track, to showcase the improvements in my game, and to let the rest of the division know that they can’t count me out yet,” said Iniong.ADVERTISEMENT “Witnessing my teammates succeed motivates me to come back even better and prove everyone that I deserve my spot here at ONE Championship. They will be seeing a different Gina Iniong in my next fight.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Filpina dynamo Gina Iniong from Team Lakay. ONE CHAMPIONSHP PHOTOTeam Lakay’s Gina Iniong has been in a bit of a slump, losing two of her past three matches in ONE Championship, but but she is eager to get back to the reputation of being a title challenger.Iniong said she’s not giving up hope of returning to the upper echelon of female atomweights, especially with famed coach Mark Sangiao cheering her on.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Youth Olympic Games: PH’s Yuka Saso misses out on women’s golf medal LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 MOST READlast_img

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