Pagara to train under Robert Garcia



After successfully defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) International light welterweight belt, Jason Pagara will be sent to the United States to be coached by Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia.

ALA Promotion President Michael Aldeguer said that the 24-year-old Pagara (31-2 win-loss card with 19 knockouts) needs more exposures in order for him to become a complete fighter since there are only few welterweight pugs he can spar with in the Philippines.

“That’s our plan—to send him to the US and train him under Garcia. In fact, we’re already talking with Robert about it,” Aldeguer told The Manila Times in an interview. “His weight class is very competitive as you can see, so he really needs more exposures.”

There are lots of formidable fighters in the welterweight division among them are Victor Ortiz, Brandon Rios, Mike Alvarado, WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Although he beat his Mexican challenger Aaron “La Joya” Herrera convincingly last Saturday, Aldeguer believes that it is still a long way for Pagara to clinch a world title.

“We are not rushing him to be a world champion. He needs more time. Here, there are only few spar mates for a welterweight pug,” said Aldeguer.


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