It’s ‘go time’ for Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw as he finally realizes a longtime dream this Friday.
The long wait for Pacatiw is finally over. He will now showcase what he’s made off in the ONE Championship Circle in his debut against “The Ghost” Chen Rui at ONE: BATTLEGROUND in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Though he’s made a name for himself outside of The Home Of Martial Arts, Pacatiw said that the goal has always been for him to join his brothers from Team Lakay with ONE. Now, with his match just a day away, he’s all sorts of excited.
“For a long time, I’ve always wanted to be here. It’s a dream come true,” Pacatiw said.
“It just so happened that a window of opportunity opened to me elsewhere back then, but now we’re here and I’m really really happy.”
The debuting bantamweight, however, admits that there’s a bit of pressure on his end, especially since a lot of eyes will be tuned in to him.
He also knows that he won’t be having an easy debut against his Chinese opponent, especially since Chen is desperate to get back to winning ways after dropping his last match.
But the pressure is ultimately mitigated by his willingness to put on a good show for the fans and that’s where he’ll be getting his strength from in this clash.
“Of course there’s pressure. It’s my debut, it’s natural,” Pacatiw stated.
“However, it’s up to me to stay focused and overcome that pressure to get that win and put on a great show for the fans watching at home.”
The time for talk is now over, and Pacatiw is confident that they have done everything they can during his camp to make sure he’s at his best in his debut.
Now it’s all about making a titanic introduction that will make fans realize why they call Pacatiw “The Juggernaut” in the first place.
“I can say that I’ve worked on everything during my training camp. I’m very happy and I’m ready to go,” Pacatiw said.
“They call me Juggernaut, so they’re gonna see why they call me that in our match. I’m gonna give a good show, I’m gonna do everything in my power to get this win.”
Catch ONE: BATTLEGROUND at One Sports and One Sports+ this Friday, 30 July. It will cut to live broadcast at 9 p.m. Philippine Standard Time (PHT) or following the conclusion of the preceding live PVL (Premier Volleyball League) game.
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