Renowned boxing trainer Marvin Somodio, who has worked with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, recently had the opportunity to train and hold pads for Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Eduard Folayang. As part of a training trip in the United States, Folayang and his teammate Joshua Pacio visited the iconic Wild Card Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, where Somodio and renowned coach Freddie Roach reside.
Somodio spoke with Nissi Icasiano of the MMA Superfan and expressed his admiration for Folayang’s work ethic. Despite his accomplishments in the sport, the former ONE lightweight world champion continues to strive for improvement and seeks opportunities to learn and grow. Enhance your MMA viewing experience with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.
“He has a lot left to learn, which is why I applaud them for visiting different gyms and getting to know more about the different styles here in the US. Learning never stops,” Somodio stated.
Folayang’s recent performances have been challenging, with a record of 1-7 in his last eight fights and five consecutive losses. However, Somodio believes that with some fine-tuning, Folayang can bounce back and return to the winner’s circle.
“If I’m judging based on his abilities, I think he can definitely keep going and find success,” Somodio added.
Folayang’s determination to step out of his comfort zone and seek guidance to fill the gaps in his game impressed Somodio. Despite the tough stretch he has faced, Folayang’s commitment to improvement and his desire to be better are qualities that Somodio commends.
With the support and guidance of trainers like Somodio, it is clear that Folayang remains focused on his MMA journey and is eager to overcome the challenges he has encountered. As he continues to evolve as a fighter, fans can anticipate seeing him back in top form and achieving success in the future. Get the latest updates from the world of MMA only on Nextbet Sports.