Pagara brothers out to prove they are best boxing siblingsBy Dale G. Rosal
Cebu Daily News
For the Pagara brothers, Jason and Prince Albert, their upcoming bouts in the Pinoy Pride XV: Philippines Versus Mexico: The Rematch at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino on Aug. 18 will be their chance to prove they are the best siblings in Philippine boxing.
Jason (28-2,17 KOs) will be taking on Mexican Rosbel Montoya (34-1-4, 29 KOs) for the WBO international light welterweight title in the main event while the 18-year-old Prince Albert (11-0,9 KOs) will be fighting Bukidnon’s Alvin Makiling in the undercard.
“I told Jason we will give it our best,” said Prince Albert during a visit to the Cebu Daily News office yesterday. “I know this is the most difficult fight for him but I motivate him so that he will gain confidence. We are fighting not just for ourselves but for our family.”
Jason, on the other hand, said he has always supported his younger brother and encouraged him during training.
“I always pray to God that we will both win our respective bouts. We also made a deal [with Prince Albert] that we have to win our bouts,” said Jason, who, during their first meeting with Montoya last year, lost via unanimous decision.
“I am more comfortable this time compared to our first encounter. What’s important is that he was not able to knock me out in our first encounter. But I will make sure that there will be a knockout in our rematch because I am very hungry.”
Meanwhile, a victory by Prince Albert might mean a fight for a regional title in his next outing.
Joining the Pagara brothers yesterday were Genesis “Azukal” Servania (18-0, 6 KOs), Jimrex “Executioner” Jaca (39-6-3, 19 KOs) and head trainer Edito Villamor.
Servania remained humble despite being eyed by the manager of WBO welterweight king Timothy Bradley to train and fight in the USA.
“It’s up to my manager,” said Servania, who is scheduled to fight Mexican Jorge “El Feroz” Pazos (20-3, 13 KOs) for the WBO Asia Pacific superbantamweight title in the other main event.
“This fight on Aug. 18 is very important because this might mean more title fights but I must first defeat Pazos and that will be an uphill climb because I know that he is a very good boxer.”
Jaca, meanwhile, countered Angel “Arcangel” Martinez’s (13-9-1, 9 KOs) vow to knock him out.
“I have not been knocked out for a long time already. Maybe he will be the one who’s going to be knocked out,” said Jaca.
The Mexicans boxers are expected to arrive on Monday.