Kingad confident he can beat Johnson if given a rematch
MANILA, Philippines – Danny "The King" Kingad believes he can beat the great Demetrious "The Mighty Mouse" Johnson in a rematch.
Coming off a loss to Johnson – a former UFC flyweight champion – in the ONE Championship Flyweight Grand Prix finals last October, Kingad said he can outlast the MMA legend if given another chance.
"Kaya natin siya sa power," Kingad said. "Pero mas [lamang] siya sa speed, and of course, sa experience. Pero kung tutuusin, if they give me a rematch, I think kayang kaya ko eh."
(I can match him in terms of power, but he has the advantage in speed and experience. But I think I can beat him if they give me a rematch.)
The 24-year-old brawler out of Team Lakay stable won 6 straight fights before suffering the unanimous decision loss to Johnson.
Kingad (13-2) said he has learned a lot from the loss and will try to showcase his improvement when he faces Chinese Xie Wei (11-2) in the ONE: Fire and Fury on Friday, January 31, at Mall of Asia Arena.
But the Baguio City native is in no rush for a rematch and will focus on whoever is on his way to the top.
"Sa ngayong 2020, ang target ko this year is focus muna ako sa training and always kung sino man 'yung itatapat sa akin, kukunin at kukunin ko siya."
(This year, I'll focus on my training. I'll fight anyone they give me.)
Kingad will join teammates Joshua "The Passion" Pacio and Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang in the main card of Friday's fight night. – Rappler.com