MANILA, Philippines – Eduard Folayang had twice lost the Lightweight World Championship title, but the Team Lakay legend cannot be stopped to become a three-time champion.
Folayang is making a comeback again after surrendering his belt in a rematch with Japanese rival Shinya Aoki last March and stopped five months later by Eddie Alvarez.
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However, he ended 2019 with a victory over Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa two months ago in Manila and he continues to feel like a force to be reckoned with in the lightweight class.
"I still feel like I'm at the head of my division and I want to get back into the fight in 2020," said Folayang. "The lightweight division is one of the toughest in ONE championship and I want to reclaim the title for my Filipino fans."
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36-year-old Folayang is hoping for a new series when he takes on Ahmed Mujtaba from Pakistan at ONE: Fire & Fury in the Mall of Asia Arena on January 31.
"I am hungry for victory as always. I will be at the top again. It is only about this way of thinking. With God's help, I will become a master again."
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