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Geje Eustaquio proud of Team Lakay’s next generation


Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio is happy to have become an influential figure in the careers of Team Lakay’s next generation. When asked about his team’s younger athletes, he had nothing but great words to say about them.

After all, he believes they are a reflection of the hard-earned lessons the team has learned over the years.

“Honestly, I’m just so proud to see these young guys. We’re excited to show you guys the collection of our experiences. The young guys, the next batch, they’re the collection of our experiences,” Eustaquio said. “We have to deal with the fact that we (veterans) did the dirty work and went through the dirty road. We travelled the rough road and we shared those experiences with them.

“The beautiful thing about Team Lakay is how we consider everyone family, and one of our goals was to share all those things with our next generation. Now we’re excited to see the collection of our experiences in our next generation.”

From the looks of it, it seems like the veterans have done their jobs well. They have helped produce a ONE World Champion in current strawweight king Joshua “The Passion” Pacio. Meanwhile, other guys like Danny “The King” Kingad and Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang have been nothing short of spectacular.

Hearing guys like Pacio credit him and his other veteran teammates have validated their efforts.

“It’s so fulfilling that I became part of the making of a young athlete’s career. I’m also happy to hear that despite their achievements now, the recognition that they’re getting now, they aren’t forgetting who was with them when they were just starting,” Eustaquio said.

“It’s a very, very needed attitude if you want to become a World Champion. I think that’s basic. Even our national hero in Jose Rizal said, ‘He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.’ So I am happy and proud that they look at it that way.”

The next generation may have tilted the spotlight away from their seniors. Still, “Gravity” doesn’t mind so long as the kids keep winning.

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“If people want to count us out because the next generation is coming up, and then the next generation turns out to be World Champions, then I’m proud of that,” Eustaquio said.

“We always say, ‘What one person on the team achieves, we achieve as a family.’ So I have no problem with it.”

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