After lackluster showing at 126-pounds, Albert Pagara says he's going back to 122-pounds

Santino Honasan on Nov 28, 2016 10:34 AM
Albert Pagara says he's going back to 122-pounds
"Mas magaan ako sa 122, nakaka-deliver ako ng mga kamay. Sa 126 kasi parang mabigat."

In his first fight back since losing to Cesar Juarez back in July, ALA Boxing's "Prince" Albert Pagara returned to the ring and made his 126-pound debut against Ghana's Raymond Commey. 

While Pagara was able to grind out a unanimous decision win against the very game Commey, some of the fans in attendance at the Cebu Coliseum were quite vocal about what they thought of the fight. 

Pagara himself, says he wasn't as comfortable in his move up to 126-pounds, so he's headed back down to his usual weight of 122-pounds. 

"Yung laban ko sa 126, subok lang," Pagara told ABS-CBN Sports. "Yung 122 talaga yung lalabanan ko."

Physically, the change was quite visible, as "Prince" Albert didn't look as shredded as he usually does. Inside the ring, the bleach-blonde bomber looked a bit flat-footed and less explosive, and Pagara himself echoed those sentiments. 

"Mas magaan ako sa 122, nakaka-deliver ako ng mga kamay. Sa 126 kasi parang mabigat."

While there isn't anything set in stone yet for what's next for Pagara, he said he's sure that he's going back down to the weight class that made him one of the country's fastes rising young stars. 

"Hindi ko alam kung anong next, kasi yung manager ko yung magdedesisyon, pero sa 122 na yung sunod ko na laban."

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