Pinoy Pride 29 Results: Pagara, Servania Retain Titles
Santino Honasan on Feb 08, 2015 02:41 AM
"And still....." Pagara and Servania retain their titles at Pinoy Pride 29
It was indeed a night of Pinoy Pride last Saturday at the USEP Gym in Davao City as Jason “El Nino” Pagara and Genesis “Azukal” Servania retained their respective titles at Pinoy Pride 29.
Reigning WBO International Junior Welterweight Champion Pagara made quick work of challenger Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez, defeating the native of Mexico in just under two rounds. Pagara looked strong in the first frame of action, dropping Chavez twice, thanks to a couple of hard body shots. The Mexican warrior managed to survive into the second round, but would not last much longer as “El Nino” would finish things off with a huge hook that dropped “El Dolar” and rendered him unable to defend himself.
The 26 year old Pagara earns his eight straight win, and will be setting his eyes on a world title opportunity in the near future.
In the other title fight of the night, things didn’t go as quick for defending WBO Intercontinental Junior Featherweight Champion Servania, as he defeated challenger Juan Luis “Perla Negra” Hernandez via unanimous decision. For 12 rounds, Servania pushed the pace and landed some solid combinations against Hernandez who appeared content to just avoid Servania.
Servania walked away with the unanimous decision victory, 119-109, 118-110, and 117-111. To remain flawless in his 26 fight career. Following the official decision, Hernandez’ trainer apologized to the Davao City crowd, saying that “Perla Negra” had sustained a wrist injury in the second round, making him unable to engage.
Following the match, a visibly disgruntled Servania spoke to ABS-CBN Sports and shared his thoughts on his opponent’s supposed injury. “Ewan ko lang, baka sa kanila, style lang nila yun. Umabot naman siya ng 12 rounds eh.”
In the featured ten round bout at 115 pounds, “King Arthur” Villanueva also managed to boost his world ranking with a unanimous decision win over former world champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda. Villanueva was visibly the more active fighter, controlling the center of the ring and landing the higher volume of shots, but Miranda’s heart and experience kept him in the match and even managed to land a couple of solid combinations on the Filipino.
After ten rounds, Villanueva came away with the unanimous decision win, 99-91, 99-91, and 98-92. The 26 year old Villanueva remains unbeaten in 27 professional bouts, and could be in line for a title shot in the future.
In other Pinoy Pride 29 action, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo continued to rise as he defeated Thailand’s Sukkasem Kietyongyuth in the 2:19 mark of the fifth round via TKO, while Arjan “Spartan” Canillas sent the very game Indonesian Stevi Ongen Ferdinandus packing at the 2:48 mark of the fourth round with a beautiful body shot.
In undercard action, Vic “Vicious” Saludar defeated Lester John Pronco via Unanimous Decision (79-73, 79-73, 78-74), Arnold Garde defeated Rafael Sueno via Unanimous Decision (58-55, 59-54, 58-55) and Brian “Buhawi” Lobitania knocked out Armando Yee in the second round.