Pagara ready to exact revenge on Mexican Montoya
ALA Boxing Gym trainer Edmundo Villamor said his ward, former WBO Asia Pacific Youth lightwelterweight champion Jason “El Niño” Pagara looks impressive in the final phase of training for his Aug. 18 fight against Mexican tormentor Rosbel “Lobo” Montoya in the main event of “Pinoy Pride XV: Philippines vs. Mexico—The Rematch” at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug.
Villamor said that Pagara has immensely improved skill-wise and is very focused.
Montoya (34-1-4, 29 KOs), handed Pagara (28-2,17 KOs) his second pro loss last Sept. 10, 2011 will stake his WBO International light welterweight title against the ALA Gym star.
“He is doing great in training. He showed us how matured he has become and he is very focused. We can see how determined he is to win this fight,” said Villamor.
According to Villamor, Pagara’s power will be complemented by his new arsenal – his speed – which was been the focus of the entire training camp to counter Montoya’s relentless counter punching.
Montoya’s accurate counter punching was the reason he beat Pagara last year.
“We learned from our mistakes from the first fight and I assure they will not happen again. Pagara’s footwork is very impressive,” added Villamor.
Pagara is currently training to shed the extra six pounds to make the lightwelterweight limit.
“He is in great shape, his muscles are ripped and he told me that he is ready for his revenge,” said Villamor.
Also fighting in the explosive card are unbeaten Genesis “Azukal” Servania (18-0, 6 KOs) who will take on another Mexican Jorge “El Feroz” Pazos (20-3, 13 KOs) for the WBO Asia Pacific superbantamweight title in the co-main event and boxing’s prodigal son Jimrex “Executioner” Jaca (39-6-3, 19 KOs) who will battle Mexican Angel “Arcangel” Martinez (13-9-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-round non-title bout.
By: Dale G. Rosal