PH boxing champ Pagara starts U.S. training

OAKLAND, Calif. – Super Bantamweight Boxing Champion “Prince” Albert Pagara has returned to the U.S. to train for his upcoming fight against Mexican boxer Cesar Juarez.

Pagara is training at the gym of Juarez’ recent opponent Nonito Donaire Jr., who defeated Juarez by a unanimous decision back in December.

“I saw the Donaire-Juarez fight on Youtube. It was a good fight between two great fighters. Juarez is very good but Donaire had the advantage because of his skills and footwork,” Pagara said.

He made his U.S. boxing debut last October at “Philippines vs. The World” where he knocked out Nicaraguan William Gonzalez in the sixth round.

With 26 undefeated fights under his belt, Pagara will take on Juarez under the headline “Fists of the Future,” which will be held at the San Mateo Event Center on July 29.

“I’m not afraid to fight anyone. I just train hard and work at 100 percent so I can show the world that I’m a good fighter,” Pagara said. “All I can say to Juarez is that he will be able to fight well so we can have a good fight so that all the Filipino fans can enjoy it.”

Pagara is praised by his coaches for how serious he is when it comes to training. However, his choice of “Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?” as a motivational song might not be so conventional.

With all jokes aside, Pagara said he wants all kababayans to come and enjoy the fight in July.

“This will be a good fight because he’s a contender. He won’t be easy. I want everyone to enjoy the fight, and don’t close your eyes because you might miss something,” Pagara said.

After a short stop in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pagara will head down to Hollywood to continue his training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym.

 

 

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