In a press conference held at the Privato Hotel in Pasig City. The main protagonists for the PXC 48 event on Saturday at the Ynares Sports Center also in Pasig City.
Just a couple of days before PXC 48, PXC Flyweight Champion Alvin Cacdac, his opponent Team Lakay’s Cris Pitpitunge, and #1 contender for the PXC Bantamweight championship Rolando Dy took the mics and sounded-off for the upcoming event.
MMA journeyman Filipino-American Alvin Cacdac did not reserve any hesitation about his training going into Saturday night’s title fight. Even if fighting a striker, Cacdac told the members of the press present that he did not change anything during his training camp. “Nothing really has changed. I prepared like any other fight, just work on my fighting and on the ground. It’s nothing any different like any other fight, just keep on training hard.”
His opponent, however, admitted that the feeling of winning and getting his arms raised at fight night is what motivates him. Moreover, he does not think about the rare feat that he could accomplish if he wins the fight as he will have the rare opportunity to become a two division champion. “Sa lahat ng laban ko, lagi ako namomotivate. This championship fight is nothing new to me, I’m just really motivated to win winning is the best feeling,” Pitpitunge confidently declared.
Pitpitunge added that, “last fight when i won the belt in the bantamweight division, I knew the feeling [of being a champion]. I want to get back that feeling again. Im 100%, let’s say 101% very motivated to win this fight.”
Rolando Dy, however, still holds a grudge about the razor-thin decision loss he received from current PXC Bantamweight Champion Kyle Aguon. “Actually meron pang part of me na hindi pa nakakamove on sa PXC45. Kasi alam ko na deep inside na ako yung nanalo nun, pero nagkataon lang na nasa hometown nila. Kaya nung humingi kami ng rematch, binigyan kami ng rematch mismo sa araw na natapos yung PXC45.”
Dy, as confident as ever, vowed that he will go home the winner. “Sabi ni Coach Stephen, ‘wag mong isipin na tinalo mo siya dati, wag mong isipin na ginawa mo ‘to sa kanya dati,isipin mo na bagong laban nanaman, huwag mong i-underestimate.’ Pero alam ko, hindi ko lang iniisip na mananalo ako, alam ko na mananalo ako ngayon.”
As the presser closed, the son of famed boxer Rolando Navarette, thanked the avid followers of the PXC and made a wish. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat, sa mga laging nagfofollow sa PXC, kung wala kayo wala kaming pinaglalaruan talaga. Sana manood kayo live ngayong Sabado, at sa awa ng Diyos ibibigay niya sa atin ‘yung belt, dalawa pa,” Dy closed to the delight of the people present.
In addition, Pitpitunge and Cacdac promised to put on a hard hitting show this Saturday. “It’ll be a good fight, action packed. The card is full of lightweights, bantamweights and featherweights so you know there’ll be a lot of action. Don’t take your eyes off the fighters because anything can happen. Its gonna be war inside that cage and I hope you guys can make it.”
PXC 48 takes place this Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City. The full card is as follows including a double main event!
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