With ONE title defense coming up, Joshua Pacio not taking a holiday breather

first_imgMOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion With barely a month to go before the all-important bout, Pacio said he’s exactly where he wants to be in training.“The training is going fine. Now it’s all about peaking at the right time in training,” he shared. “Regardless of my opponent, I will do my best to defend my title successfully.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Photo from ONEWhile everyone else is out celebrating the holidays, you can find Joshua Pacio grinding it out in the gym.With his first defense of the ONE Strawweight World strap coming up, the Team Lakay phenom is leaving no stones unturned including skipping the revelry to prepare for his bout against Yosuke Saruta in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory on January 19.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Doctors confirm Lakers James has groin injury View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “It’s the sacrifice that I have to do because it’s my first title defense,” said the 22-year-old Baguio native. “On Christmas Eve, I spent it with my family, but the day after, I was back in training.”Pacio was originally scheduled to duke it out with Hayato Suzuki at ONE: Eternal Glory but the Japanese fighter suffered an injury forcing him to withdraw, paving way another Japanese competitor to step in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe change in opponent, though, has not derailed Pacio’s preparations.“As a martial artist, you need to adapt. It has already happened to me in the past, and I was able to adapt through it,” he said. “The game plan will be changed, but that’s okay. It’s better now because there are still weeks to prepare.” TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img