MAASIN CITY HONORS PRINCE ALBERT PAGARA DURING 17TH CITYHOOD ANNIVERSARY BOXING COMPETITION
By Maloney L. Samaco
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
Maasin City-born Prince Albert Pagara of the ALA Boxing Gym, Cebu City was honored by the City Government of Maasin during the 17th Charter Day Boxing Tournament last week. City Mayor Nacional Mercado with City Vice Mayor and City Sports Council Chairman Maloney Samaco and SP Sports Committee Chairman Councilor Zaldy Olita bestowed the award on the young Pagara who gave pride and glory to the city as well as the country in fights here and abroad.
His knockout victory over Aekkawee Kaewmanee of Thailand during the Pinoy Pride 41 at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City showed ha was on the right road to redemption after that heartbreaking first career loss to Cesar Juarez of Mexico.
During his speech, Pagara thanked the Mayor and all city officials who made possible his recognition. “I would like to apologize again to the people of Maasin for the loss to Juarez. But rest assured we will be back to the international championship soon,” said Pagara.
There were 27 bouts held that night involving boxers from Leyte and Southern Leyte. As expected host Maasin City garnered the most wins with eight victories to only two losses. Ormoc City has six wins with six losses, Leyte Sports Academy has three wins with four losses, Hindang of Leyte (2-3) has two wins with three losses. While Liloan (2-0), San Juan (2-3) and Padre Burgos (2-4) all of Southern Leyte has two wins each. Matalom of Leyte (1-2) and Macrohon (1-0) of Southern Leyte has one win each. Winless were Hinunangan of So. Leyte with two losses and Tacloban City with one loss.
Here are the complete results:
John Mark Dalangin (Liloan, SoLeyte) WUD vs. Ranilo Labandia (San Juan, SoLeyte), 25 kg.
School Boys Category
Mark Neil Pilonggo (San Juan, SoLeyte) WUD vs. Ryan Ortega (Leyte Spots Academy), 30 kg.
Vincent Entia (Maasin City) WSD vs. Emje Felicilda (San Juan, SoLeyte), 30 kg.
Rico Rosales (Ormoc City) WUD vs. Cris Carlos Emnas (Leyte Spots Academy), 38 kg.
Jomari Abitona (Maasin City) WRSC vs. Jhonny Sanchez (Ormoc City), 44 kg.
Simon Kaye Arsula (Maasin City) WSD vs. Rex Enfectana (Ormoc City), 44 kg.
John Gutierez (Leyte Sports Academy) WSD vs. Jonel Diocampo (Ormoc City), 44 kg.
Jhayve Donaire (Maasin City) WRSC vs. Juniel Olinares (Ormoc City), 46 kg.
John Patrick Sudario (Ormoc City) WUD vs. Archie Alao (Leyte Sports Academy), 50 kg.
Reggie Ortega (Leyte Sports Academy) WUD vs. Jefferson Tarranza (Ormoc City), 50 kg.
James Castro (Ormoc City) WUD vs. Jaime Langit (Padre Burgos, SoLeyte), 49 kg.
Jaymark Pepito (Ormoc City) WRetirement vs. CJ Abarico (Padre Burgos, SoLeyte), 49 kg.
Steven Cañon (Macrohon, SoLeyte) WUD vs. Edgar Barcelon (Hindang, Leyte), 52 kg.
Ramil Pingol (Leyte Sports Academy) WSD vs. Ian Lloyd Gesalan (Maasin City), 52 kg.
Andy Poblete (Padre Burgos, SoLeyte) WUD vs. Jober Tomoling (Matalom, Leyte), 56 kg.
Ariel Zamora (Ormoc City) WRSC vs. Pau Guzano (Hindang, Leyte), 46 kg.
Anthony Rein (Matalom, Leyte) WUD vs. Christopher Castro (Ormoc City), 46 kg.
Shaquel Miole (Maasin City) WRetirement vs. Edison Egonio (Leyte Sports Academy), 49 kg.
Rodel Flores (Ormoc City) WSD vs. Jumar Aquino (Maasin City), 49 kg.
Roger Joven (San Juan, SoLeyte) WRSC vs. Renren Castino (Padre Burgos, SoLeyte), 49 kg.
Raymundo Binalambang (Liloan, SoLeyte) vs. Jestoni Senoc (Padre Burgos, SoLeyte), 56 kg.
Manny Espanto (Padre Burgos, SoLeyte) WUD vs. Arnel Antebo (Hinunangan, SoLeyte), 56 kg.
Gerald de Leon (Hindang, Leyte) WRSC vs. Orly Tylan (Hinunangan, SoLeyte), 56 kg.
Jovanni Balaba (Hindang, Leyte) WRetirement vs. Dello Avorque (Tacloban City), 60 kg.
Romie Evale (Maasin City) WRetirement vs. Abelardo Yarte (Hindang, Leyte), 52 kg.
Richard Bacala (Maasin City) WRSC vs. Wesley Grant Roma (San Juan, SoLeyte), 69 kg.
Daryl Ramos (Maasin City) WRetirement vs. Richard Salongga (Matalom, Leyte), 60 kg.
Photo shows Albert Pagara (C), Mayor Nacional Mercado (R) and Vice Mayor Maloney Samaco (L) during Pagara’s recognition.
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