Albert Pagara comments on training at Wild Card with Freddie Roach
Santino Honasan on Jun 24, 2016 01:35 PM
“Magaling si coach Freddie kasi sinasabihan niya ako na gawin mo yung footwork mo, kailangan i-develop mo yung power mo. Yun ang sabi niya sa akin.” -- Albert Pagara on Freddie Roach
In preparation for his upcoming bout against Cesar Juarez, ALA Boxing standout “Prince” Albert Pagara and the rest of the ALA boxing team got the chance to train under legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach at the famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California.
During a recent media launch, the unbeaten Pagara spoke about his time at the world famous boxing gym, and spoke highly of Manny Pacquiao’s long-time head trainer.
“Kundisyon na pagkatapos nung training namin sa Wild Card Gym, pinaghandaan talaga yung training namin dun, yung sparring, nakipag-sparring ako doon.” Pagara said. “Magaling si coach Freddie kasi sinasabihan niya ako na gawin mo yung footwork mo, kailangan i-develop mo yung power mo. Yun ang sabi niya sa akin.”
That’s not all that Roach told the young, heavy-handed Southern Leyte native.
Roach has already spoken highly of the ALA boxers and told Pagara that they have the potential to be kings of the sport some day.
“Si Coach Freddie Roach, sabi sa amin na magaling kaming boxingero, may potential kami na maging world champion.” Pagara said.
Before talks of world championships though, Pagara will need to get past Juarez, who’s being considered as the Pinoy pug’s toughest challenge to date, and the blonde-haired bomber said that Coach Roach gave him some tips for his upcoming fight as well.
“Nakita niya yung sparring ko and sabi niya dagdagan lang niya ng stamina, yung stamina ko, kasi hindi biro yung kalaban ko, kilala niya si Juarez.”
Another highly-touted prospect in Mark Magsayo also spoke about his training under Roach, calling it “an honor.”
Albert Pagara defends his WBO Intercontinental Junior Featherweight Championship against Mexico’s Cesar Juarez at Pinoy Pride 37: Fists of the Future on July 9th at the San Mateo Events Center in San Mateo California! Catch the Telecast on June 10, Sunday on ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN Sports+Action 23!