Pagara brods ready to rumble
PHILIPPINES’ Pagara brothers, IBF Intercontinental junior featherweight champion “Prince” Albert (26-0, 13 KOs) and older brother WBO International super lightweight king Jason “El Niño” (35-2, 22 KOs), are both ready to rumble when they fight separate Mexican foes in the Pinoy Pride 32: Duel in Dubai II on August 7 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
ALA Boxing Gym’s chief trainer Edito Villamor, in a Facebook chat with Sun.Star Davao, said the team leaves tomorrow, Friday.
Albert, 21, and Jason, 26, will clash against Mexicans Jesus “Chito” Rios (31-7-1, 25 KOs) and Ramiro Alcaraz (15-4, 9 KOs), respectively.
“Preparado najud sila sa ilang umaabot nga duwa. Dako ang chance nga mudaog sila pero kinahanglan nga dili jud sila mukompyansa kay naa sad mga knockout punch ang ilang mga kontra (They are prepared for their upcoming fight. Both have chances to win but they must not be complacent because their foes also have knockout punches),” Villamor said.
He said that they are not divulging any fight plan, adding, “Basta kinahanglan jud mudaug sila impressively (They must win convincingly).”
The seasoned coach said they have wrapped up their training program that included conditioning in the mornings and gym in the afternoon. Both fighters only got to rest in the evenings. They also sparred with veterans.
Pagara sparred with five-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. while Jason sparred with Jimrex “Executioner” Jaca who is also entered in the Dubai fight card.
Jason last defended his WBO International super lightweight title against Cesar Chavez via a second round technical knockout victory at the University of Southeastern Philippines Gym in Davao City last February 7.
Albert, for his part, won over Rodolfo Hernandez at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 28 in a referee technical decision in the fourth round.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper
By: Marianne Saberon Abalayan