Mexican boxers Genaro “El Poblanito” Garcia and Felipe Salguero are now in Manila and are all set for their upcoming bouts in “Pinoy Pride XIV” on Saturday at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay.
Genaro Garcia, who was supposed to be an opponent of Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista if not for a fake one sent by a Mexican promoter, expressed his readiness in his upcoming clash with Filipino protégée Genesis Servania.
“I am going to show fans who the real Genaro ‘El Poblanito’ Garcia is,” said Garcia, who is aware of the “fake” Genaro Garcia that was knocked out by Bautista earlier this year. “I am the tough fighter. The ‘Genaro Garcia’ who came here before was a fourth class boxer who dived to the canvas at the first chance.”
“El Poblanito” said that he is aware of the perfect 17-0 record of Servania, but he strongly declared that the young Filipino boxer can’t handle the pressure he will give once they step on the ring this Saturday.
“My young Filipino opponent will not be able to handle my pressure,” Garcia said confidently. “Young tough kids try. But they can’t.”
Garcia is coming off from an impressive sixth-round KO win over Genaro Camargo last February in which his opponent went down twice in round six.
Salguero, on the other hand, will be engaging in a much tougher fight than his compatriot for he will be facing Donnie Nietes, who will be defending his World Boxing Organization light flyweight title for the first time since winning it last October.
Salguero admits that he is on for a long night, but he expressed confidence about his chances against the Filipino champion on their title bout.
“I feel strong and this Saturday I want to be a world champion,” Salguero said. “It’s going to be a great fight.”
In his previous fight, Salguero, who has never tasted defeat since losing in his first two fights, knocked out Carlos Melo in the fifth round of their scheduled ten-round bout in Tijuana, Mexico.