Welcome everyone to the exclusive pre-fight interview with current one of ONE Championship rising talent’s, Keanu Subba. In this interview Subba we talk all about his upcoming fight at ONE Championship 44: Dynasty of Champions where he takes on Li Kai Wen in the co-main event of the card.
Justin David Kish: Thank you so much for your time Keanu, how are feeling today?
Keanu Subba: I’m doing alright. It feels great to be in the big fight atmosphere again. I’m going up against a really strong, young opponent tomorrow night and I need to be at the top of my game for this. I’ve been away for a while but I’ve been itching to get back into the cage. Those who know me know I feel most at home inside the cage, it’s where I want to be, doing the thing I love to do.
Justin David Kish: You are competing this weekend at Dynasty of Champions, how was training camp for this fight?
Keanu Subba: I’ve prepared long and hard for this one, dating back to earlier this year before I was set back with an injury. I’m all cleared to fight now and ready to get back to where I left off. I watched a lot of tape on different techniques and what works well for different fighters. I could say I learned a lot during my time away from the cage.
Justin David Kish: This weekend you meet Li Kai Wen, what are thoughts on Wen as an opponent?
Keanu Subba: Li Kai Wen is an aggressive, hungry, young featherweight who likes to push the pace and looks to finish fights early. He’s very, very strong and fast with his striking and will do whatever it takes to win. Really talented guy. I would say I’m cut from the same cloth. The better man will win tomorrow night.
Justin David Kish: Are you a fan of looking at fight tape of your opponents? If so what are some weakness you are going to force come fight night?
Keanu Subba: Like I said, Li Kai Wen is aggressive and he really likes to look for the highlight reel finish. But MMA isn’t just about being aggressive. Sometimes, being overly aggressive is a weakness. If you’re not careful, you can put yourself in dire situations. I’ll stick to my game and capitalize on openings when I see them unfold. There’s more to being a fighter than just going all-out for a knockout.
Justin David Kish: During your training camp did you work on anything new this camp?
Keanu Subba: I just worked to get stronger, improve in all aspects whether that would be striking or grappling. MMA is about improving yourself in all aspects and I can definitely say I work on pretty much everything when I train. Me and my brother Gianni always work together to make sure we are both improving every time we step inside the cage. I’m very lucky that my brother is also great at what he does. I learn a lot from him.
Justin David Kish: Before we let you go, do you have a prediction for this weekends fight against Li Kai Wen?
Keanu Subba: You’ll just have to see what I have in store on fight night!