MANILA, Philippines – Junior welterweight fighter Jason Pagara promised to put his opponent to sleep when they meet at "Pinoy Pride XXVI: Fist of the Future" on Saturday.
Pagara is confident of a knockout win after carefully studying the fighting style of Mexico’s Mario "Rocky" Meraz.
“I have studied his style and there will be a knockout,” Pagara, nicknamed “El Nino,” said in Rene Bonsubre’s Philboxing report.
But Meraz, who has a higher knockout percentage over Pagara, claimed that he’s the one who will put the Filipino to sleep.
“Yes, there will be a knockout but it will be in our favor,” he said. “My advantage is my hunger to triumph.”
Pagara’s sibling, “Prince” Albert Pagara, for his part, said he has done his homework for his junior featherweight battle with Mexico’s Hugo Partida.
“I prepared well for this fight, I have seen his fighting style, there will be knockout,” said Albert.
Pinoy Pride XXVI will take place at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu on Saturday. The card will be aired on Sunday morning on ABS-CBN Channel 2 starting 10:15 a.m.