Donayre not giving up on quest for first victory at One

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By Ivan Saldajeno

PUERTO PRINCESA--Despite getting four consecutive defeats upon entering One Championship, Vaughn Donayre is still upbeat that he will get a win with Asia's top MMA promotion.

In fact, he admitted that he demanded a quick bounce back from his loss to Amir Khan last November.

"I asked for another fight immediately right after the bout against Amir Khan in November," the Cebuano fighter now based in Dubai said.

His wish was granted as after two months, he will be back inside the cage at One: Quest for Power on Jan. 14 in Jakarta.

However, a raucous Indonesian crowd expected to boo him awaits Donayre as he will take on home country hero Vincent Latoel.

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Despite the anticipated crowd reactions, Donayre said he is unfazed about it as he focuses on just one thing: the elusive victory.

“I need this win. I can’t lose forever. It feels like I’ve been losing forever already. But this is my chance to prove that there is a light at the end of tunnel. No one stays on the losing side. I am motivated to win this fight. I want to secure my first win in One Championship. That’s my goal. It keeps me focused and driven for this fight,” he vowed.

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