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Showing posts with label Ariel Lampacan. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Former Igorot Miner now one of the best Muay Thai fighter in the World

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Cordillera - Ariel Lampacan, a native of Itogon, Benguet, has captured the hearts of many as he transformed from a young Igorot miner into one of the world's best Muay Thai fighters. Born on April 5, 1998, Lampacan's life story is a testament to the power of determination and dreams.

At the tender age of 12, Lampacan found himself in the depths of a gold mine alongside his parents, who were small-scale miners. He recalled the grueling process, saying, "We would go to the mountains, and we'd dig. There's a lot of process to extract the gold. It will take about 3 or 4 months before you can see the gold." Despite the harsh conditions, Lampacan knew there was something more waiting for him.

His turning point came when he witnessed his older brother passionately pursuing Muay Thai. The fire inside him ignited, and at 14, he made the pivotal decision to swap his mining tools for boxing gloves. "I saw him train. I was 14 then. I told myself, instead of mining for the rest of my life, I will join my brother in training," he said.

Lampacan's dedication paid off when he clinched the title of Muay Best Boxer at the 2013 Batang Pinoy competition. His talent didn't go unnoticed, as Coach Billy Alumno of the Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP) spotted his potential. Ariel Lampacan became a vital member of the national team, making waves in the world of martial arts.

Today, Ariel Lampacan serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes worldwide, proving that with unwavering determination and a burning passion, one can overcome adversity and ascend to greatness. His remarkable journey from the depths of the mines to the pinnacle of Muay Thai is a story that will be celebrated for generations to come.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Igorot Muay Thai Champion going for gold in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games 2019

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Cordillera - Cordilleran pride and IFMA World Champion Lee Ariel Lampacan is going for the gold in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games 2019. 

The 29-year old Lampacan of Baguio City and Itogon, Benguet became a world champion when he took the Gold in the International Federation of Muay Thai Amateur-World Championship in Cancun, Mexico last year. 

He was the only gold medalist among Filipino fighters in that event.

From a humble miner to a world champion, Lampacan is set to compete in the SEA Games in Manila along with other Filipino boxing athletes. 

Lampacan become a multi-national Medalist under coach Billy Alumno who is the head coach of MAP National Team. 

In 2017, he won the World Muay Thai Charity Asia bantamweight champions belt in Hong Kong when he defeated the more veteran fighter B Kwok of Hong Kong in the 54 kilograms.
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The Igorot martial arts' ethics is known to be phenomenal and his dedication is superb. Despite lack of financial support and resources, he managed to find time to train. 

Lampacan has four wins and one loss in his MMA career. 

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