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Pinoy Pride 32: Pagara brothers outduel opponents in Dubai

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The Pagara brothers went to the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE vowing to finish their opponents.

At the end of the night, it was the younger and unbeaten Albert Pagara who made quick work of his Mexican opponent, Jesus Rios, in securing a first round knockout to extend his record to 24-0. His brother, a bloodied Jason Pagara, won via an eighth round technical decision over another Mexican, Ramiro Alcaraz.

“Prince” Albert Pagara finishes Rios in less than one round to retain belt

The now 24-0 Albert Pagara was aggressive in the match-up in moving around the ring, cornering his opponent. A huge combination by the younger Pagara knocked Jesus Rios (31-8-1) down. Smelling blood, the IBF Intercontinental Champion unleashed a fury of punches resulting to a stoppage at the 2:00 mark of the fight.

Jason Pagara survives cut, Alcaraz

Jason Pagara (36-2), in a contrasting fight compared to his brother, survived several fouls in an eight round fight against Ramiro Alcaraz (15-5-1). Pagara was immediately cut by an accidental headbutt by Alcaraz during the very first round. The cut was above his left eye and resulted to a point deduction. The Filipino was able to connect with a few glancing shots, as Alcaraz resulted to clinching and weaving in the majority of the fight.

The elusive Alcaraz was again deducted with another point at the end of the sixth. After the bell had rung, the Mexican pushed his momentum and continued hitting his opponent that infuriated Pagara’s corner.
The match ended at the eighth round with another Alcaraz headbutt. The residing ringside physician decided to stop the contest and go to the scorecards. Pagara took a unanimous technical decision 77-73, 76-74, 78-72.

Crowd-favorite Jimrex Jaca decisions Montiel

Jimrex Jaca (40-8-4) started off well in his super lightweight match against Pablo Montiel. Jaca used his reach advantage in securing distance with jabs while connecting with combinations. In contrast to his fight against Akihiro Kondo in Japan, Jaca played it safe in the first few rounds of the fight.

Montiel was able to find his footing in the middle rounds. The Mexican pugilist’s counter-punching proved effective, as he knocked down the 52-fight veteran. The shot wobbled Jaca and was shaken until the fifth round.

Jaca was able to recover in the latter rounds and, slowly, recover his form from the first three rounds. Jaca won by unanimous decision 78-74, 78-74, 77-74.

The rest of the card:

Larry Abarra, a Filipino who now resides in Dubai, made short work of Indonesian Tony Arema. The win gives Abarra a 4-2-1 record while his opponent falls to 3-7-1.

Abarra’s stablemate Deo Krizito (2-0) also scored a knockout win as he defeated Thai boxer Fapetch Manopchaigym (1-1) by knockout in the fourth round at 2:36 mark.

Debuting Nigerian boxer Lasisi Bamidele notched his first win in knockint out Singnoi Singmanasak (1-2) at the 2:50 mark of the very first round.

Pinoy Pride 32 Results
August 8, 2015 – World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


IBF Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship: Albert Pagara def. Jesus Rios by KO1 (2:00)
Welterweight bout: Jason Pagara def. Ramiro Alcaraz by UD (77-73, 78-72, 76-74)
Super lightweight bout: Jimrex Jaca def. Pablo Miguel Montiel by UD (78-74, 78-74, 77-74)
Bantamweight bout: Larry Abarra def. Tony Arema by KO1 (0:54)
Welterweight bout: Deo Krizito def. Fapetch Manopchaigym by KO4 (2:36)
Super lightweight bout: Mohammad Akram def. Nicholas Mwangi by UD (39-37, 39-37, 39-37)
Bantamweight bout: Lasisi Bamidele def. Singnoi Singmanasak by KO1 (2:50)

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