• Pagara wants a shot at world title


    WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight International titleholder Jason Pagara expressed his desire to challenge all the best junior welterweight fighters in the world including newly crowned WBO junior welterweight champion American Chris Algieri.

    Pagara, who scored a fourth round technical knockout victory over Mexican slugger Mario Meraz on Saturday in Cebu City, believes that he has already the skills and attributes of a complete boxer to challenge any world champion.

    “I can challenge anybody and ready for any world title challenge if given the opportunity,” Pagara, 25, now with a 34-2 win-loss card with 21 knockouts, told The Manila Times in a phone interview on Monday.

    But Pagara added that he is not rushing things in his quest for a world title fight.

    “It depends upon my promoter and manager if they will give me a world title fight, but I’m ready now. That’s every boxer’s dream to have a world title fight. In terms of my strength and condition, I’m also ready to fight,” he said.

    Pagara is bound to face formidable foes in his weight division among them Algieri, who recently dethroned Ruslan “Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov.

    “I can fight him [Algieri]. That’s a really a great opportunity if it happens and I like my chances,” he said.

    Algieri, 30, who holds an unbeaten 20-0 record with eight knockouts, is among those considered to be Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent.


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