ONE: Recent callouts proof of Team Lakay fighters’ status as ‘worthy’ foes

FILE–Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

MANILA, Philippines—Being called out is nothing new to Team Lakay fighters.

That’s why Team Lakay headmaster Mark Sangiao knows his wards are more than ready for the challenge no matter the opponent.

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Three fighters have recently voiced their intentions to fight the Baguio-based warriors.

Fabricio Andrade wants a piece of Stephen Loman, Reece McLaren is interested in going toe-to-toe with Danny Kingad while Gurdarshan Mangat aims to test his mettle against former ONE flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio.

“We have been summoned on many occasions before but three call-outs in a single event is definitely something. We are being sought after and I want to think that it’s because our Team Lakay athletes are par excellence and are worthy to be faced by the same elite athletes inside the ring,” Sangiao said.

Of the three, a clash between Andrade and Loman has the makings of an all-out war.

Andrade, the rising Brazilian star, is coming off a knockout win over highly-ranked South Korean fighter Kwon Won Il at ONE 158 last week.

Loman, on the other hand, has had an impressive first two fights at ONE to climb to number three in the bantamweight rankings.