WBO 140 lbs. number 1 contender Jason Pagara (40-2,25) fight against Australian Terry Tzouramanis (17-3-3,3) is in works for Pinoy Pride 42 that will be headlined by Milan Melindo and Hekkie Budler IBF/IBO light flyweight title unification match on September 16 in Cebu City.
Pagara, 29, is long time WBO number one contender of Terrence Crawford’s WBO Super light weight belt. According to Michael Aldeguer of ALA Promotions they are just waiting for Crawford to vacate the title and get the opportunity for Jason to fight for the belt. Jason the older brother of Albert Pagara is a former WBO International Super lightweight champion defended the title five times but decided to vacate it. Jason Pagara’s last fight was a first round KO win over Jose Alfaro on November 2016 in Cebu City.
Terry Tzouramanis, 32 of Victoria Australia needs to pass first fellow Aussie Andrew Wallace (11-9-1) before facing Pagara. Tzouramanis will be fighting Wallace on July 21 and if he wins impressively he would definitely get the Pagara fight. Tzouramanis last two fights were decisions win over Brent Dames who beat Manny Pacquiao’s cousin Jonel Dapidran on Pacquiao-Horn undercard.
CANOGA PARK, CA — ALA GYM boxers Prince Albert Pagara (L), Jason Pagara (2nd from right) and Mark Magsayo (R) proudly display their customized mouthguards crafted for them by Canoga Park based dentist Dr Ed de la Vega (2nd from left). De La Vega has made it his task to supply customized mouthguards for free to any Filipino boxer who fights in the United States. The Pagara brothers, Magsayo and WBO world champion Donnie Nietes (not in photo) will headline ALA Promotions’ maiden event in the US at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA on October 17.
This is quite fun because this could be the first time that they were given a mouth guard that has been customized by Dr Ed Dela Vega.
This bout is scheduled on Oct 17, 2015 @ the StubHub Center in Carson, California. It will be headlined by one of the longest reigning Champ in the world, our very own Donnie “Ahas Nietes”. This will be the 8th title defense for Nietes and the first time for ALA boxing to promote boxing in the US after its success in Dubai.
Nietes will go up against Juan Alejo (21-3) from Mexico.
“Philippines vs The World” will also include Jason Pagara Albert Pagara and Mark Magsayo.
Jason will face challenger Santos Benavidez (25-7-2, 19 KOs) of Nicaragua while Albert will battle William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (27-5-0, 23 KO’s) also from Nicaragua. Magsayo is set to square off with Yardley Suarez of Mexico, who is unbeaten in 13 pro fights with eight coming by knockout.
It will be tough battle for the theunder card however, I am sure that they will all win in a convincing fashion specially Nietes who will get the attention that he deserves and its been long due.