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Servania’s title hopes dashed

Servania’s title hopes dashed

 

By Edri K. Aznar

Sunstar Cebu

GENESIS Servania’s title hopes will just have to wait for now.

Servania’s interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight fight on Jan. 31 in his hometown Bacolod City won’t push through. Instead, he will be fighting a regional title fight in Davao City in February.

“The interim title fight won’t push through,” ALA Promotions President Michael Aldeguer told Sun.Star Cebu. “We will go back to the original plan of (Jason) Pagara, Servania and Arthur (Villanueva) fighting in Davao in the first week of February.”

The reason for the cancelation of the interim title fight is that current WBO super bantamweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux was able to defend his crown with a scheduled title defense this month against Hisashi Amagasa in Japan.

“It was supposed to be in Bacolod if Servania fought for the title. We will have to go back to the original plan of having Jason Pagara as the main event in Davao. We are still looking around for venues,” said Aldeguer.

Aldeguer isn’t sure when Servania will get his title shot. But he’s exploring other options.

Servania is rated No. 2 in the WBO. He is also rated No. 9 in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and 28th in the World Boxing Council (WBC).

“We are looking at other organizations too,” said Aldeguer.

Servania successfully defended his WBO Inter-Continental super bantamweight title with a 10th-round stoppage of Jose Cabrera at the World Trade Center in Dubai in ALA Promotions’ first international show. Servania dropped Cabrera once in the second round before the Mexican quit on his stool going into the 10th round.

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