Leone ready for Belingon: I’m going to strike with him

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m going to strike with him,” Leone told Filipino reporters Tuesday during a kick-off press conference at City of Dreams Manila. “I’m going to set it (takedown) up but it’s not gonna come down without strikes.”But it’s not going to be easy against Belingon, who has been on a resurgence having won his last four fights, two of which ending in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMany had tested Belingon’s striking and most had failed. Leone hopes to from Belingon’s past opponents and not commit their mistakes.“I’m going to try to learn from their past failures and do my best,” said Leone. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Andrew Leone.American fighter Andrew Leone is wary of Filipino star Kevin Belingon’s striking ability but he’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe when they meet on Friday in the main event of ONE: Heroes of Honor at Mall of Asia Arena.Leone, a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt, plans to take the fight on the ground but says it would only happen if he and Belingon engages in a stand-up battle first.ADVERTISEMENT Leone and Belingon will be fighting inside a five-rope ring instead of the usual MMA cage.The 28-year-old Leone admits Belingon has the edge in fighting inside a ring, though he believes being in a different battleground won’t serve as a determining factor in their bout.“There are positives and negatives. I don’t believe it will affect the outcome,” he said. “This is my fourth fight in the ring. Kevin has more experience inside the ring and it’s a great opportunity for me.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Belingon sees advantage in ring match instead of cage MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more