ONE: Danny Kingad survives Japanese challenger for unanimous decision win

first_imgKingad regained momentum and repeatedly went for the takedown in the suceeding rounds but Wakamatsu proved as powerful as his punches and was able to escape the mount until the final bell.Photo from ONE ChampionshipBut Kingad, able to stagger Wakamatsu with loaded strikes and knee stomps, did enough to get the nod of the judges for his third straight victory this year. He hiked his record to 7-1.The Baguio native’s win ensured that the Philippine delegation will go home with the victory after Jomary Torres failed in her bid in the preliminary round. Joshua Pacio is set to challenge for the belt in the mainer.The main card has been nothing short of entertaining with quick finishes and upsets highlighting the night.Kairat Akhmetov dominated Mao Hao Bin from the opening bell for the unanimous decision victory, while Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev made quick work of Timofey Nastyukhin.ADVERTISEMENT Wakamatsu, who is making his debut in the promotion, managed to send Kingad to the mat after a kick to the leg in the first round but the Team Lakay fighter quickly recovered, going for the rear naked choke before the Japanese foe wiggled out as the bell rang.Team Lakay’s Danny Kingad wins via unanimous decision after that explosive fight against Yuya Wakamatsu! @ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/W0R4qlECrjFEATURED 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 Chriss— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 22, 2018 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad PLAY LIST 01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo blasts Iriga-Navy in PVL opener MOST READ LATEST STORIES Koyomi Matsushima, meanwhile, pulled off an upset of a stoppage against Marat Gafurov, one of the top fighters in the featherweight division,Matsushima pounded Garurov, a former world champion, with a barrage of strikes prompting the referee to stop the fight 2:41 in round one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA—Danny Kingad withstood a tough challenge from Yuya Wakamatsu and came away with a unanimous decision victory Saturday night in thei ONE: Conquest of Heroes flyweight bout at Jakarta Convention Center here.Neither fighter gave an inch for three rounds, with both Kingad and Yakamatsu connecting on solid hits after another to the delight of the appreciative crowd.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more