Servania eyes world championship


Posted at Aug 15 2012 10:03 PM | Updated as of Aug 16 2012 06:03 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten super bantamweight Genesis Servania, who fights in Pinoy Pride XV this weekend, said he wants to remain unbeaten and become a world champion just like his boxing idols.

Servania said he wants to extend his winning run when he faces Mexico’s Jorge Pazos at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu this Saturday.

“My short-term goal is to remain undefeated,” Servania, nicknamed “Azukal” (sugar), told Dog House Boxing.

But eventually, he said, he wants to follow the footsteps of boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr.

“My long-term goal is to be world champion,” said Servania, who has 18 professional wins under his belt.

Among his advantages are his boxing skills, speed and agility.

But with only 6 knockout wins under his name, he has to develop more punching power.

“I have been in a program now to develop my power and I feel that I have improved on that aspect of my game. I still want to improve on the power side of my game,” he said.

At stake in the Servania-Pazos bout is the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific super bantamweight title.

Servania hopes that in due time he’ll prove himself worthy for a world title shot.

“The super bantamweight division is very talented. I am still young and have a lot to learn and I will continue to learn and improve. In the coming years, I look to the day to test myself with the best in the division and, God willing, be world champion.”