Unbeaten Filipino junior featherweight Albert Pagara will get a chance to jump to legitimate title contention when he faces rugged contender Cesar Juarez on July 9.
It was an unremarkable night, but Filipino prospects Albert Pagara and Mark Magsayo both came out on top in Cebu City on Saturday.
Filipino junior featherweight Albert Pagara will face Yesner Talavera on Feb. 27 now that his original opponent, former titleholder Juan Carlos Sanchez, has dropped out.
On Feb. 27, unbeaten 115-pounder Albert Pagara will face former titlist Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr. in Cebu City, Philippines.
Roman Gonzalez and Gennady Golovkin showed why they’re among the pound-for-pound best on Saturday but there’s debate on where GGG ranks in the P4P Top 5.
Former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire returned to the ring on Saturday in his homeland of the Philippines, stopping William Prado in two rounds.
Junior flyweight champ Donnie Nietes stopped Carlos Velarde after Round 7 to retain his RING/WBO titles on Saturday in Cebu City, Philippines. Former 105-pound beltholder Merlito Sabillo and 122-pound prospect Albert Pagara scored wins on the undercard.
Fighting in front of a crowd of 1,500 that included many of his nation’s top celebrities, Merlito Sabillo asserted his dominance, beating an overmatched Jorle Estrada around the ring before knocking him out at 1:09 of the ninth round with a thudding left hand to the body.