UNDEFEATED Genesis “Azukal” Servania will fight former World Boxing Association (WBA) super flyweight champion Alexander Muñoz of Venezuela in the main event of Pinoy Pride 24 at the Solaire Resort and Casino Hotel in Parañaque City on Saturday.
Servania may get a world title fight this year against World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba if he wins against Muñoz. Rigondeaux dethroned former super bantamweight king Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. in 2013 via unanimous decision.
“I trained seriously in the US and Cebu because I know Muñoz is a very tough opponent. I’m ready to face him,” said the 22-year-old Servania during the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum on Tuesday.
Servania (23-0 win-loss record with nine knockouts) and the 35-year-old Muñoz (36-5 card with 28 knockouts) will dispute the WBO Intercontinental junior featherweight title.
Servania is presently No.3 in the WBO super bantamweight rankings just behind his compatriot Donaire who is set to climb up to a higher weight division to challenge Simpiwe Vetyeka of South Africa for the WBA featherweight crown in May.
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