Pinoy Pride 32: Albert Pagara KOs Jesus Rios within two minutes
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 08, 2015 10:12 AM
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Albert Pagara continues to impress the boxing world after another convincing performance on Friday at Pinoy Pride 32: Duel in Dubai 2.
“Prince Albert” made quick work of his Mexican opponent Jesus Rios, whom he stopped within the very first round of the fight. The younger Pagara was relentless with his attacks, leaving Rios unable to retaliate.
The ALA Boxing standout scored a knockdown to soften his opponent up, before knocking him out cold with a barrage of punches by the ropes.
Official time of the stoppage is at the 2:00 mark of the first round.
Jason Pagara handles Ramiro Alcaraz despite cut above eye
Elder brother Jason also emerged victorious when he faced Ramiro Alcaraz in the fight prior. “El Niño did suffer a cut above his left eye in the first round from what was deemed as an accidental clash of heads, but continued to fight smart all throughout the succeeding rounds.
It was a back and forth exchange all-throughout the fight, although two points have been deducted from Alcaraz: the first one in the opening round for the headbutt that caused Pagara’s cut, and the second one in the sixth round, for throwing a punch after the bell.
The fight was subsequently stopped upon doctor’s advice on Pagara, and the fight went to the scorecards. Pagara was eventually awarded with the decision verdict, with a total tally of 77-73, 76-74, 78-72.
Jimrex Jaca prevails over Pablo Montiel in grueling battle
In the fight prior, Jimrex “Executioner” Jaca was able to overcome adversity against Pablo Montiel.
The first few rounds of the fight were all Jimrex Jaca, who was landing his combinations and found success by pinning Montiel by the ropes. The tides shifted in the fourth round, when Montiel was able to drop Jaca twice. While the first one was ruled a slip, the second one was given to him as a knockdown.
By the latter rounds, the fight became a tad bit sloppy, as a visibly exhausted Jaca began to clinch more often. The Filipino, however, was still connecting with his shots, and by the last two rounds, was looking sharp with his combinations once again.
In the end, Jaca was awarded with the decision victory, with a total tally of 77-74, 78-73, and 78-73.
Full event results:
Albert Pagara def. Jesus Rios via first round knockout (2:00 mark) - defends IBF Intercontinental featherweight title
Jason Pagara def. Ramiro Alcaraz via unanimous decision (77-73, 76-74, 78-72)
Jimrex Jaca def. Pablo Montiel via unanimous decision (77-74, 78-73, 78-73)
Larry Abarra def. Indonesia's Tony Arema via first round knockout (0:54 mark)
Deo Krizito def. Fapetch Manopchaigym via fourth round knockout (2:36 mark)
Lasisi Bamidele def. Singnoi Singmansak via first round knockout (2:50 mark)
Mohammad Akram def. Nicholas Mwangi via unanimous decision (39-37 on all cards)