• Servania braces for battle against Venezuelan Muñoz

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    UNDEFEATED Filipino pug Genesis “Azukal” Servania will fight Venezuelan Alexander “El Explosivo” Muñoz on Saturday in Pinoy Pride 24 The Future is Now at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City.

    Servania, with 23 wins including nine knockouts told reporters that he trained and sparred against skilled boxers in different parts of the United States and Tijuana, Mexico for more than a month to hone his skills and increase his stamina.

    “I didn’t train there to lose, so I warn Muñoz that it’s not going to be easy on Saturday night,” Servania of Bacolod City said during the fight’s press conference at the Solaire Resort and Casino. “But I have a big respect for Alexander since he was a former champion.”

    Servania, who ranks No. 3 in the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight class, is the reigning intercontinental super bantamweight and WBO Asia Pacific super bantamweight champion.

    He also holds the World Boxing Council International silver super bantamweight belt.
    Muñoz (36-5 win-loss record with 28 knockouts) said he would dedicate the 12-round fight to his country and family.

    “I will always fight for my country and my family,” Muñoz said in Spanish via an interpreter. “I will also dedicate this fight to my boxing friend Antonio Cermano, a former World Boxing Association champion, who was murdered recently.”

    Another unbeaten Filipino fighter “King” Arthur Villanueva (24-0 slate with 14 knockouts of Bacolod City will stake his undefeated record against Mexican Fernando “Enano” Aguilar (9-6 record with one knockout) in 115 pounds class.

    “I prepare seriously for this fight. No ifs and buts, I will guarantee a convincing win,” he said.

    Former amateur standout Prince Albert Pagara, who won 10 gold medals during his amateur days, will battle Indonesian Isack Junior (22-4 win-loss log with eight knockouts) in the co-main event 122 pounds 10-round fight.

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