ONE Championship: Bagong silang na anak, inspirasyon ng ‘The Silencer’

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Lalong ginanahan na lumaban si Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo dahil sa bagong silang niyang anak na lalaki.

(ONE Championship photo)

(ONE Championship photo)

Ipinanganak nitong Nobyembre 12, si Jhael Kaleb Yabo ang pinakabagong parte ng pamilya ng 37 anyos na tiga Cebu.

Hindi mapigilan ni Yabo ang saying kanyang nararamdamn sa pagdating ng kanyang anak. Inamin niya na ang pagpapalaki sa kanyang anak ay magiging isang pagsubok din.

“Jhael is a huge blessing for our us. I am out of words as to how I will describe my happiness. This is another meaningful moment in my life. I hope and pray that I can be a good role model to him and to his siblings,” sabi niya.

“My goal is to be a good provider, teacher, and a good role model to my family. I will be the best father that I can be.”

“There is more responsibility now as a father and as an athlete, and I’m happy to accept it,” he stated.

Sa pagdating ni Jhael, ang dating National Taekwondo Champion ay nakaramdam ng dagdag na responsibilidad sa pag-eensayo at motibasyon.

“It has given me more motivation to work harder and to perform better. I know I’m not just fighting for myself everytime I compete. Now, I must give a little bit more because there’s a new family member that I want to be proud of me,” hayag niya.

Nagbalik si Yabo matapos ang 11 na buwan niyang pamamahinga noong Nobyembre at kinalaban ang Indonesian-Dutch dynamo na si Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen sa isang 72-kilogram catchweight contest sa ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM.

Ngunit napasuko siya ni Engelen sa laban sa opening round pa lamang gamit ang rear-naked choke sa 2:35 mark.

Kahit natalo siya sa nag-iisang laban niya ngayong 2018, positibo pa rin si Yabo na makababalik siya sa linya ng mga panalo.

“I still believe that I have a great career ahead of me. These challenges have continuously improved me as an athlete. I’m looking forward to having a busy 2019,” sabi niya.

“I’m a very positive person, and I know that I can get back to my winning ways. I have big dreams for myself as a competitor and as a father. Every lesson that I’ve learned will inch me closer on reaching those dreams.”