ALA Boxing's Jason Pagara gets TKO'd in Japan
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 19, 2017 10:08 PM
After missing weight, ALA Boxing's Jason Pagara found himself on the wrong end of a TKO against unbeaten Hiroki Okada in Japan. (FILE PHOTO)
Fortune just isn't on the side of Filipino boxer Jason 'El Nino' Pagara as of late.
After failing to make weight, Pagara was stopped in the sixth round by still-unbeaten Hiroki Okada in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday evening.
As a result, Okada claims the vacant WBO Asia-Pacific junior welterweight title.
Pagara came in at 142-pounds two over the 140-pound limit for the title bout.
Hometown favorite Okada dominated Pagara for the most part, before getting the TKO stoppage less than a minute into the sixth round.
It was Pagara's first loss since being decisioned by Mexican Rosbel Montoya in Cebu back in 2011.
Okada, meanwhile, improves to 17-0 with 12 knockouts as he successfully snatches gold in his first attempt at a regional title.