MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten Filipino super bantamweight Genesis “Azukal” Servania will face the toughest challenge of his young career in Pinoy Pride XIV this coming Saturday.
He will go up against boxing veteran Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia, who already has 46 fights under his belt.
However, Servania is undaunted and grateful for being given the chance to prove himself against the grizzled Mexican.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa manager ko at ALA promotions na binigyan ako ng malaking break so talagang pangako sa inyo maganda ang laban natin kay Genaro,” he said during the final press conference before Saturday's event.
Genesis has 17 wins and no loss.
Garcia, on the other hand, has 38 victories and 8 losses. He has already faced 8 world champions.
The Mexican bruiser said he’ll first teach Servania a thing or two about boxing.
Then he’ll knock the Filipino out.
“He’s lacking in experience, he’s young. But I won’t leave the verdict to the judges. I want to make the fight clear by winning it by knockout,” the confident Mexican said through an interpreter.
However, Servania remains unpertubed.
“Genaro is a veteran boxer, good fighter. Nakita kong mga laban n’ya. Preparado naman kami,” said “Azukal.”
Pinoy Pride XIV will be aired by ABS-CBN Channel 2 on Saturday starting 9:55 a.m.