Albert Pagara replaces ‘El Matador’ in Pinoy Pride 9
By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.
Mon, 03 Oct 2011
Albert Pagara (L) sends his opponent outside the ropes in his last fight.
Seventeen-year-old and undefeated prospect Albert ‘Prince’ Pagara will be stepping in for Arthur ‘El Matador’ Villaueva after the latter suffered a serious finger injury last Saturday – less than a week before the much awaited Pinoy Pride 9: WBO World Lightflyweight Championship set Oct. 8 at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum here in Bacolod City.
This was confirmed yesterday by ALA Promotions Director for Marketing and Media Relations Chad Cañares.
Pagara, who has an impressive record of 7-0 with six knockouts, will be facing the 26-year-old Madilu with 12-6-3, also with six KOs.
Earlier, ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer stressed that Pagara might be too young and inexperienced but this is now the chance for him to show what he can do.
On the other hand, at press time, the 22-year-old Villanueva is scheduled to undergo operation on his damaged finger at the Corazon Locsin-Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
In an interview with Villanueva, the Bago City-native boxer really felt bad with what happened.
“I trained hard and prepared well for the fight. I believed that I can beat the Kenyan. I apologized to my followers to what happened. And most especially to Sir ALA [Aldeguer], Sir Monju [Guanzon] and Rev. [Henry] Guanzon,” Villanueva said with teary eyes.*
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Jerome S. Galunan Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|DONAIRE HURTS SPARRING PARTNER|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015PACMAN TAX REPRIEVE: IT'S NOT ABOUT MONEY, BUT HONORING A HERO
By Manny Piñol, Wed, 04 Mar 2015NIETES LOOKS TERRIFIC IN SPARRING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015Paul Andrade, Father/trainer of WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade responds to Erislandy Lara
By , Wed, 04 Mar 2015SHO Sports To Honor Anniversary Of Vazquez-Marquez Rivalry With Classic Fights
By , Wed, 04 Mar 2015Salita inks Kazakh Knockout artist Bakhtier Eubov
By , Wed, 04 Mar 2015NBA -- Warriors' comeback fall short in Brooklyn
By Joan Secuya-Medida, Wed, 04 Mar 2015NBA -- Bulls' Butler to miss 3-to-6 six weeks with sprained elbow
By Anthony Rozic, Wed, 04 Mar 2015NBA -- Heat rise as Suns set in Miami
By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 04 Mar 2015PACQUIAO TRAINING FULL SPEED AHEAD EVEN WITHOUT ROACH
By Eddie Alinea, Tue, 03 Mar 2015SALUDAR FIGHTS ESTRADA FOR WBO FLYWEIGHT TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 03 Mar 2015DONAIRE SHRUGS OFF JET LAG, GETS CRACKING IN THE GYM
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 03 Mar 2015PACQUIAO AFTER MONDAY WORKOUT PHOTOS
By , Tue, 03 Mar 2015PHOTO: ZOU SHIMING WORKS OUT AHEAD OF TITLE FIGHT WEEKEND
By , Tue, 03 Mar 2015Featherweight Phenom Mario Barrios To Make Las Vegas Debut on Guerrero-Thurman undercard
By , Tue, 03 Mar 2015Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao To Hold Los Angeles Press Conference On Wednesday, March 11 - 11:00 a.m. PT
By , Tue, 03 Mar 2015Jhonny Gonzalez Puts His Title On The Line Against Gary Russell Jr. On SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Doubleheader - Saturday, March 28 at 10p ET/7p PT, Live on SHO
By , Tue, 03 Mar 2015Team Andrade to Lara, "Let's Fight"
By , Tue, 03 Mar 2015PHOTOS: PACQUIAO MONDAY MORNING RUN
By , Mon, 02 Mar 2015PACQUIAO RECALLS EARLY DAYS IN L.A.
By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 02 Mar 2015DONAIRE DETERMINED TO MAKE A STATEMENT IN PRADO FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 02 Mar 2015NIETES NOT BOTHERED BY CHANGE IN OPPONENTS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 02 Mar 2015No, Pacquiao has no T-shirt with a message to Floyd
By Rich Mazon , Mon, 02 Mar 2015TRANS TASMAN SHOWDOWN - CHAMP VS CHAMP
By , Mon, 02 Mar 2015