Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jason Pagara Will Be Ready For Anything Herrera Brings

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBO International light welterweight champion Jason Pagara is ready for whatever his touted opponent, Mexico’s devastating puncher Aaron Herrera brings, when they clash at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu in  the ALA Promotions-ABS-CBN “Pinoy Pride XX” fight card on Saturday.

The fights will be telecast at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday over Channel 2.

ALA Promotions patron Tony Aldeguer told the Manila Standard that Pagara “has been sparring very well and is prepared for a tough fight” against Herrera who sports an impressive  record that includes 17 knockouts in 25 wins with only one defeat.

Aldeguer told us that Pagara has been sparring with aggressive southpaw Jimrex Jaca (37-6-3, 21KO’s)  who is also expected to have a tough time in  what promises to be an action-packed bout against Mexican Jose Emilio Perea (27-2, 14 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Oriental light welterweight title.

Jaca is coming off a 7th round TKO of Thailand’s Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit last March 2 while Perea dropped Francis Javier Reza three times in the 5th round to win by an impressive  TKO.

The Mexican warriors are scheduled to arrive in Cebu on Tuesday in time for the pre-fight press conference on Wednesday.

Pagara has also been sparring with talented prospects from the Philippine amateur national pool.

The 24 year old Pagara who has a record of 30-2 with 19 knockouts has beaten some tough opponents but a review of Herrera’s last fight in which he scored a first round knockout of Jorge Pimentel on November 3, 2012 following an earlier  1st round TKO of Zaid Zavaleta on April 21, 2012 showed the Mexican will be hard to beat although Pagara and his training staff headed by Edito “Ala” Villamor isn’t fazed.

In two big wins prior to this, Herrera beat the veteran Jose Yanez by T.K.O. in the second round in November 2010 and on March 23, 2011 Aarón knocked out Lizandro de Los Santos to win the WBC Mundo Hispano Lightweight Championship.

Pagara himself scored a smashing 1st round knockout of previously undefeated Miguel Antoine who had a record of 17-0-1 with 9 knockouts  in his last fight at the Mall of Asia.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Gilberto Ramirez Ready For Golovkin Next: Just Send The Contract! Jermell Charlo: Jarrett Hurd Took My Brother's Title - We Can Unify Keith Thurman: Porter Fought His Way To Earning a Rematch Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios Oscar Valdez Drops, Decisions Miguel Marriaga in Tough Fight Joseph Parker's Promoter Does Not Believe Hughie Fury is Injured Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Max Bursak To Retain WBO Title Shawn Porter Stops Andre Berto in Nine To Earn Thurman Shot Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermell Charlo Knocks Charles Hatley Unconscious In 6th Round Parker's Promoter is Furious: Hughie Fury Claims He is Injured! Shakur Stevenson Makes Pro Debut, Beats Brito in Five Rounds Serrano Stops Santana; Becomes 5-Division Women’s Champ Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - CompuBox Historical Review Jessie Magdaleno Destroys Adeilson Dos Santos in Two Rounds Magdaleno: I'm Hungrier Now, Holding This Belt For Many Years Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury is OFF - Confirms WBO President LIVE Top Rank Tripleheader Results From StubHub in Carson Krzysztof Zimnoch Demolishes Michael Grant in Two Rounds Martin Murray Beats Gabe Rosado, Who Loses Temper Over Scores Khurtsidze Blasts Tommy Langford To Earn Billy Joe Saunders Arthur Abraham Punishes Robin Krasniqi, Wins WBO Eliminator Dalakian, Yegorov, Yefimovich Win WBA Title Bouts in Kiev Marriaga: Valdez Not Invincible; I'll Knock Crown Off His Head Otto Wallin Drills Gianluca Mandras in Five To Win WBA Regional Tom Farrell Beats Tommy Carus, Retains WBA Regional Juan Carlos Reveco, Jorge Sebastian Heiland Win Big in Argentina Joe Cordina Wins On Debut, Stops Jose Aguilar In Liverpool Charles Conwell Wins Pro Debut, Yuandale Evans Beats Dib Gilberto Ramirez: The Golovkin Fight Can Be Made at Any Time Tony Bellew Rules Out Retirement, Plans To Continue Fighting Joseph Parker Has One Eye On Joshua vs. Klitschko Showdown Jamie Cox Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Indongo Manager Eyes Crawford Unification, Hits Back at Lipinets Trainer: Magdaleno Looks Better Now Than When He Beat Donaire Frank Warren on Flanagan-Crolla Status, Anthony Yarde Return Shawn Porter-Andre Berto: Pre-Fight Report Card BJ Flores May Land on Briggs-Oquendo, Povetkin Possible for July 2 Berto, Porter Break Down Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Showdown Warren: Langford Could Land Saunders Shot in Summer With Win
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement