The Pagara brothers showed last night that they both are two of brightest boxing prospects in the country. The two ALA boys impressed the spectators by beating up foreign foes. Jason “El Nino” Pagara retained his WBO International light welterweight title while little brother “Prince” Albert Pagara captured the IBF Intercontinental junior featherweight diadem.
The younger “Prince” Albert Pagara did not give Mexican Hugo “Olimpico” Partida a chance as he finished his bout in the first round. He downed the Partida 3 times before referee Bruce McTavish ended the short bout with a time of 1:18. It was his 21st straight victory with 15 coming by knockout. Albert Pagara remain in undefeated in his professional career.
The older Jason Pagara capped the strong night of Filipino pugilists with an exciting 4th round knockout of Mario “Rocky” Meraz of Mexico to defend his international belt. A couple of hooks dropped the challenger in the first round but Meraz was able recover and go toe to toe with the champion in the next couple rounds. It was a slam bang affair as both boxers were looking to score a knockout. Pagara stunned Meraz several times with power shots but the Mexican challenger kept on fighting and tried to land haymakers to try turn the tide in his favor. El Nino finally found his mark in the 4th round as he downed Meraz with a combination. Rocky stood up with shaky legs prompting referee Danrex Tapdasan to end the bout at the 2:59 mark of the 4th round. It was Jason Pagara’s 4th successful defense of the WBO International Welterweight Belt he won in August 18, 2012 over Rosbel Montoya of Mexico. He is currently having a 7-bout winning streak.
Jimrex Jaca and Japan’s Masayoshi Kotake fought to a technical draw.
Elmo Traya TKOed Naozumi Tsuchiyama of Japan in Round One.
Richard Barrios got the Unanimous Decision over Lester John Pronco.
Jess Rhey Waminal won over Fritz Cabilla via UD in their 4-round encounter.
Kazuma Ejiri of Japan also won via unanimous decision over Jerome Baja in another 4-rounder.