Jason Pagara (28-2-0, 17 KO’s) will have a chance to redeem himself, while Genesis Servania (18-0-0, 6 KO’s) will try to protect his unblemished record as they take centerstage in the Pinoy Pride XV fight card on August 18 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.
The 21-year old Pagara, who is billed as one of the most promising prospect in the ALA stable, will have another shot at Mexican Rosbel Montoya (36-4-1, 30 KO’s) – the same fighter who defeated him last year which he described as the most painful defeat of his career.
Pagara, who admitted that he was not mentally prepared during his last September’s unanimous decision defeat to the Mexican slugger, vowed to remain focus in their upcoming clash for the World Boxing Organization International junior welterweight title.
“I wanted this rematch so badly and I am so happy to be given this opportunity,” Pagara said during a press conference in Cebu. “I trained and prepared hard for this fight because I want to redeem myself from that heart-breaking defeat at the hands of Montoya.”
Montoya won twice after defeating Pagara last September 10, but was knocked out during his last fight against Argentinean Claudio Olmedo last March 24 in Buenos Aires for the WBO Interim Latino light welterweight title.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old Servania will take another step towards his goal of getting a big-name bout when he collides Mexico City-native Jorge Pazos (20-3-0, 13 KO’s) for the WBO Asia-Pacific super bantamweight title.
According to ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer, Servania, who scored convincing wins against veterans Gerson Guerrero and Genaro Garcia in his last two fights, will be lined-up for major fights if he will be able to score another impressive victory.
“If Servania does well in this fight, we have major fights lined up for him,” Aldeguer said. “We will be bringing the big names here to fight him.”
On the other hand, Jimrex Jaca (34-6-3, 19 KO’s), who was once considered as one of the promising Filipino fighters, will also be featured one of the undercards.
The 29-year-old Jaca, who once lost to Juan Manuel Marquez, will be facing Angel Martinez (13-2-1, 9 KO’s) in a 10-round non-title bout in what would be the last push for his almost-forgotten boxing career.
The Pinoy Pride XV will once again be co-presented by ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports.
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