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    RoS banger Beau Belga declares himself ready to take on Al Thornton, other imports

    Jan 13, 2015
    Rain or Shine's 'Extra Rice' big man Beau Belga will have his work cut out for him in the Commissioner's Cup. Jaime Campos

    BEAU Belga is already looking forward to the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup as he considers a big challenge going up against this season’s batch of bigger and stronger imports.

    Two weeks before the midseason fires off, Belga is back in the gym as he tries to get back in game shape after taking a short break in Baguio City following the ouster of Rain or Shine from the Philippine Cup semifinals.  

    “Nagpapa-kundisyon pa lang uli kami since kahapon (Monday), pero ganun pa rin naman ang sistema namin, mag-iiba lang ng konti dahil may import na,” Belga told Spin.ph on Tuesday.

    “Ngayon, dahil may mga imports na, iyan ang isang pinaghahandaan ko. Kailangan ko mag-lose ng konting pounds pa. Kailangan din naming bumawi in a sense, kasi gusto ko talaga matulungan ang team na umabot sa Finals.”

    The 28-year-old Belga said competition will be tougher for him since he’s expected to take on the imports of opposing teams, some of whom are former NBA players, the most notable being NLEX reinforcement Al Thornton.

    “Yung NLEX, siyempre, nandiyan si Al Thornton. Talagang macha-challenge talaga ako sa kanya kasi ex-NBA player iyan eh,” he said.

    This early, Belga has already issued a warning to Thornton.

    “Eh kung mapikon ko siya bakit hindi? Eh yun (psy war and physical play) naman ang laro sa PBA. Makikita mo nga sa (Philippine Cup) Finals ngayon,” he said with a smile.

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    Rain or Shine's 'Extra Rice' big man Beau Belga will have his work cut out for him in the Commissioner's Cup. Jaime Campos
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