How John Lineker overcame a terrible childhood despite the fact that he: “I never regarded it as a cause for concern”

John Lineker has discussed openly the challenges he had growing up.

As a result of his achievements in mixed martial arts over the past 15 years, Lineker has been able to provide a better life for himself and his family. Hands of Stone survived a less fortunate beginnings to become the man he is today, which allowed him to become a superstar before he established himself as a celebrity.

The following are some of the comments that ‘Hands of Stone’ made about their upbringing in an interview with ONE:

“I struggled through a challenging childhood. My family was never wealthy, and we never had much of anything during my childhood. My father was a diligent worker his entire life, and he never skipped a beat when it came to providing for our family. Of course, there were occasions when I wished I could buy something or treat myself to a snack but I did not have the funds necessary to do so. But there was never a shortage of the essentials. And I never thought of it as a challenge.”

In October 2019, John Lineker competed for the first time under the ONE banner, bringing with him a professional mixed martial arts record of 31-9. He soon raised eyebrows in the bantamweight division by winning three bouts in a row, including two by knockout.

Greatness was attained by ‘Hands of Stone’ in March 2022 when he defeated Bibiano Fernandes via knockout to win the world championship. Lineker’s title reign didn’t last very long because he had to go through a two-fight series against Fabricio Andrade, which resulted in a no-contest and a knockout loss for him. Unfortunately for him, this series ended in a TKO loss.

Lineker started his comeback and got one step closer to a title chance on August 4 by knocking out Kim Jae Woong. Now, he is looking to keep the momentum going in his upcoming fight against Stephen Loman, which is set to take place on September 29 at ONE Fight Night 14 in Singapore.

Inside of the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the contest between Stephen Loman and John Lineker will take place, and the night will conclude with three matches for the world title of female boxers. Viewers in North America who have a current subscription to Amazon Prime Video have the opportunity to watch the event live and without charge.

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