Eddie Alvarez again on American prime time: After I go on the market and carry out, nobody can beat me.
A number of-time former light-weight world champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez is brimming with confidence forward of his subsequent look within the ONE Championship circle. Alvarez is about to face No. 2-ranked light-weight contender Iuri Lapicus within the co-main occasion of ONE on TNT 1 the primary of a four-part occasion collection which broadcasts Wed., April 7, dwell from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The 37-year-old veteran is worked up to have the ability to carry out in entrance of an American prime time viewers as soon as once more.
“I’m ecstatic. It has reenergized me. You positively don’t need to get misplaced to your hometown followers,” Alvarez informed the media. “I really like coming to Asia. I really like preventing. Asia type of helped make me who I’m. Going again to the Saitama Tremendous Enviornment, Tokyo Dome, and going again to Asia and preventing for my Asian followers, it was a dream come true to return to.”
“However on the finish of the day, you need to struggle on your hometown followers. You need your loved ones and associates to have the ability to see it. I used to be blessed sufficient to have the ability to get onto TNT, and to go struggle dwell, it’s all the pieces I envisioned once I joined ONE Championship. We spoke about this, we spoke about the potential for this occurring, and now it’s all occurring.”
Alvarez is the previous UFC and Bellator light-weight champion, and probably the most well-traveled struggle veterans within the sport right now. Alvarez is trying so as to add the third and remaining piece to his mantle, a ONE Championship title, to finish the trifecta of nice combined martial arts world championships.
The Philadelphia native says he’s extra motivated than ever to place collectively a spectacular efficiency and earn himself a title shot.
“After they [ONE Championship] go on American tv like that, dwell, and also you get a co-main occasion slot, it’s your present. I really feel prefer it’s my present once more, and I really feel prefer it’s my obligation to place it on for the followers,” mentioned Alvarez. “It has rejuvenated me, reinvigorated me, and positively pushed me to a different degree in my coaching, to have the ability to go on the market and present out.”
ONE on TNT 1 encompasses a fundamental occasion showdown between ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix, and former 12-time UFC champion Demetrious Johnson and reigning ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes.
Additionally on the cardboard is an look from ONE Flyweight Muay Thai champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
The stress is definitely on Alvarez, thought of one of many high lightweights on the planet presently, to place collectively a powerful victory. However, he says he feels proper in his aspect, and is snug and relaxed heading into the struggle with Lapicus.
“I take care of the stress each day. I’m my very own worst enemy. I’m my largest critic. After I go into the gymnasium, I’m going to make it possible for I can compete at a excessive degree. I’m executing the issues I’m engaged on. I believe once I go on the market, it’s only a by-product of my coaching,” mentioned Alvarez. “I don’t assume there’s any stress on my shoulders different than simply to go on the market and do what I do on a regular basis. I’ll depend on my instincts, I’ll depend on myself. I’ve a deep belief and perception that I’m one of the best on the planet. After I go on the market and carry out, nobody on the planet can beat me.”
The ONE on TNT collection will air each Wednesday in america from April 7 for 4 weeks. Every week will embrace a preliminary card digitally streamed completely on the Bleacher Report App and B/R Stay from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, adopted by three fundamental card fights televised completely on TNT within the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET. It is going to be out there in Asia by way of the standard channels.