Back to drawing board for Team Lakay after 2017 letdown

first_imgView comments Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netBANGKOK —It hasn’t been the best year for Team Lakay.With a string of losses to end the year, none more painful than Eduard Folayang losing his ONE Lightweight Championship last November, it’s easy to assume that Benguet-based stable has lost its winning touch.ADVERTISEMENT Top lightweight contenders Folayang and Honorio Banario, flyweights Danny Kingad and Geje Eustaquio, bantamweight Kevin Belingon, and strawweights Joshua Pacio, April Osenio, and Gina Iniong are all looking to recover from the funk and put themselves in a position to challenge the champions in their respective weight divisions next year.However, the first step in getting back on the saddle is pinpointing the problem, and Sangiao admitted that his fighters fell to the trap of complacency.“I think we relaxed a bit, that’s why you can’t deny those results. We need to focus more on our training and the skills we need to develop on our fighters,” said Sangiao.ADVERTISEMENT But it’s not the first time that Team Lakay has experienced a skid like this, and coach Mark Sangiao is more than confident that his Igorot warriors will bounce back in 2018.“We’ve been here before, so we’ll go back to basics and study where we lacked,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSangiao cited the disastrous 2015 campaign for Team Lakay, which prompted his fighters to focus on their weaknesses that led to their glory run in 2016.“We’ll do individual assessments on what we need to work on,” he said. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutout Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimscenter_img Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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