Antoine confident of stopping Pagara, wants Pacquiao next



PASAY CITY — Undefeated WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) lightweight champion Miguel “Hands of Stone” Antoine (17W-0L-1D, 9KOs) and trainer Samuel Gregory Lane were all smiles when asked about their chances against WBO International light welterweight champion Jason “El Niño” Pagara (29W-2L, 18KOs) of the ALA Boxing Gym of Cebu.

“Yes, I will beat him on Saturday,” Antoine told CDN after yesterday’s press conference for the Pinoy Pride XVII card. “Then I want to fight Manny Pacquiao.”

“He is faster than Floyd Mayweather, hits harder than Victor Ortiz, Antoine is the complete package,” Trainer Lane said when asked by this writer to comment about his boxer’s statements. “He’ll beat Pagara, then we’ll fight Pacquiao.”

Pagara said during the press conference held at the Midas Hotel that he is in excellent shape because he did not stop training after he knocked out Rosbel Montoya of Mexico in their rematch last August at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City.

Antoine is a bit of an unknown entity because he has fought mostly in his native Barbados and in Guyana. Fans will have to see this Saturday to find out if he is really as good as advertised.

Pagara vs. Antoine is one of the anticipated match-ups for the 17th edition of the highly successful Pinoy Pride boxing series entitled Philippines vs the World headlined by the WBO bantamweight world title bout between AJ “Bazooka” Banal of the ALA Gym and Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. /Correspondent Rene Bonsubre Jr.

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  • Ramon Antolin

    This man Antoine is looking too much forward & very boastful! He has not even a world championship belt to show yet already wants to fight Pacauiao next? Who is he by the way? Who will pay to see him fight? He should hurdle the bottom rungs of the ladder first before dreaming of a fight with the Pacman! If he will be KO’d by Pagara on Sat. then he will learn his lesson!

    • kenian

      He means Bobby Pacquiao.

      • Sani Dela Rosa

        No! He means Dionisia Pacquiao!

      • Raymond Nieras

        I Agree!

      • Mamerto

        Like Manny used to say of an undefeated-multi win fighter from South America..,
        “….pa-ano, eh, karamihan ang pinagpaglaban ay mga tricycle drivers.”

  • Bryan Yan


    • Angelo Santiso

      truly a dreamer. His record shows a four-rounder split decision win over Jermaine King who has to win a match when they fought.

  • m1600

    delikado na si pacquiao hiningal na sa running exercise kahapon tama si manger nya na si Bo arum kinakabahan na siya sa laban ni paquiao kay marquez.

  • Rommel

     Part of self promoting!!!

  • joeybg

    dapat kasi na huwag ng isama ang asawa sa mga laban niya, dahil magbuhat na isinama niya ang asawa sa laban ay hindi na siya makapagpagpabaksak.

  • sonny n

    eh isang round ka lang pala kay Pagara….Pacquiao pa??? Hanep ka namang mangarap. Kung sabagay, mas madaling mangarap pag tulog ka na.

  • gyvv

    get in line, everybody wants pacman.. take a number and have a sit….heheh


    I should have read this news before he kissed the canvass on the first outing against Pagara.

  • Bulakenyo Ako

    hindi bebenta

  • pasaway008ako

    Paaano mananalo si Antoine kay Pagara e kakapiranggot pa lang laban? Hindi tatagal ang laban na iyan! Knock out si Antoine!!!

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