UNDEFEATED ANTOINE TO CHALLENGE FOR PAGARA’S TITLE
Bridgetown, Barbados native Miguel “Hands of Stone” Antoine has reached an agreement with the Philippines ALA Promotions to challenge for the WBO International Light Welterweight Championship currently held by Jason “El Nino” Pagara of Philippines’.
The undefeated Antoine who has not been defeated in 18 fights boasts of a 50% knock out rate and would post to be quite a challenge as he is naturally athletic and young like the Filipino Pagara.
Given the monicker “Hands of Stone”, Antoine, Won 17 (KO 9) Lost 0 Draw 1, possesses and packs a mean punch as reflected on the official records with 9 opponents not going past the 5th round and 6 of those did not go past the 2nd round.
As much as he is going to be a challenge for his Filipino opponent, the newly crowned WBO International champion Jason Pagara will likewise be quite the puzzle to solve for the visiting Antoine as Pagara has found his renewed confidence after disposing of his former tormentor Rosbel Montoya of Mexico recently via crowd pleasing KO.
The current WBC Carribean Boxing Federation champion who will be fighting for the first time in foreign soil, is quite confident as they believe they have enough knowledge and power to overcome the champion and take away the title from the Filipino Pagara.
The Pagara-Antoine match-up is one of three titles at stake in the Pinoy Pride XVII Philippines vs The World mega-boxing presentation of ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports happening on October 20, 2012 at the new SM Mall Of Asia AENA headlined by the WBO World #1 and 2 ranked fighters AJ “Bazooka” Banal of the Philippines vs Pungluang Sorsingyu of Thailand respectively for the WBO World Bantamweight Championship.
This will likewise be the return of one of Philippine boxing’s more recognizable names Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista who will be facing dangerous Daniel Ruiz of Mexico for the WBO International Featherweight Championship.