Jason Pagara will seek to erase the memory of his last setback as he goes for revenge against Mexican tormentor Rosbel Montoya in tonight’s Pinoy Pride XV: Philippines vs Mexico fight card at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
Pagara (28-2-0, 17KOs), who absorbed a painful unanimous decision defeat against Montoya (36-4-1, 30KOs) last September, declared that he is ready to exact revenge as he collides with the rugged Mexican for the WBO International light welterweight title.
“I trained hard and I’ve never been this focused in my career,” Pagara said. “I have only one thing in mind and that is to score a sweet revenge.”
The 24-year-old Pagara admitted that he was bothered by personal problems during their first bout, but he is not making any excuses, saying that he is very determined to score a knockout this time to prove his doubters wrong.
“I will do my best to knock him out,” Pagara said. “Last time we met, I was not able to knock him out and he was not able to knock me out as well, but this time there will be a knockout.”
Meanwhile, undefeated protégée Genesis Servania (18-0, 7KOs) will try to protect his unblemished record as he trade blows with Jorge Pazos (21-3, 14KOs) of Mexico in tonight’s main supporting bout of night.
Servania, who is coming off a sensational win over Genaro Garcia in his last bout, is expecting a tough fight, but he is confident that he will win in the showdown for the WBO Asia-Pacific super bantamweight title.
“I know Pazos is a tough fighter but I’m prepared and ready for whatever he brings into the fight,” Servania said.
Jimrex Jaca (34-6-3, 19KOs), a former world championship contender, will also be making his comeback tonight as he goes up against Angel Martinez (18-2-1, 13KOs).