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‘Hungry’ Rene Catalan not to be held back by age ahead of biggest fight yet

first_imgRiding on a five-fight winning streak, Catalan aims to show that he’s just getting started when he faces Yoshitaka Naito, a former strawweight world champion, in ONE: Reign of Valor on Friday at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.“Many believe that the younger generation of athletes have the advantage in terms of learning and adopting things quickly,” Catalan (5-2) said. “But for me, it’s all about your passion and your personal belief that you are better than anyone else.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“If you are motivated to showcase your talent at any given stage, regardless of your age, you will perform at your best.”The 34-year-old Naito, who boasts a 13-2 record, will be Catalan’s stiffest challenge yet. Rene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNumbers don’t lie but don’t be fooled by Rene Catalan’s age.Catalan is not only going strong at 40 years of age, but he’s also in his best form yet.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Sonny Thoss, shorthanded Aces edge Elite Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants The Japanese strongman’s resumé speaks of the caliber of a fighter he is, having beaten the likes of Joshua Pacio, Alex Silva, and Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.Catalan vows to be true to form and he should be if he wants to keep going in his bid to earn a title shot.“I know how good he is, but I’m also confident with my skills. I’ll be ready and expect me to perform at my very best,” Catalan said.“I’ll fight like a young and hungry warrior on that night. I always push myself to the limit. Each fight is a chance for me to prove that I’m one of the best.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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