World Boxing Organization (WBO) light welterweight international champion Jason “El Niño” Pagara and WBO International super bantamweight champion Genesis “Azukal” Servania will defend their titles against their Mexican challengers in ALA’s Pinoy Pride 29 at the University of Southern Philippines gym in Davao City on Saturday.
Pagara (34-2 win-loss record with 21 knockouts) will battle Cesar Chavez (23-7 with 11 knockouts) while the undefeated Servania (25-0 record with 11 knockouts) will fight Juan Hernandez (17-3-1 record with nine knockouts).
“I’m confident Pagara and Servania will give their best against their respective Mexican foes Saturday night. They trained very hard in this fight. It will be exciting for both matches,” ALA Promotion Vice-president Dennis Cañete told The Manila Times in a phone interview.
In the other featured matches, “King” Arthur Villanueva (26-0 with 14 knockouts) faces Mexican boxer and former WBO world flyweight champion Julio Cesar Miranda (38-11-2 record with 29 knockouts), Mark Magsayo (9-0 with 7 knockouts) will clash against Thai Sukkasem Kietyongyuth (13-3 with 8 knockouts), while Arjan Canillas (9-0-2 with 7 knockouts) takes on Indonesian Stevi Ongen Ferdinandus (15-7-1 with 8 knockouts).