by Nico Villaceran

CEBU - Jason “El-Nino” Pagara has made a sweet retribution to a rematch fight against his oppressor Rosbel “Lobito” Montoya as the Filipino warrior ripped the Mexican with a piercing body and hard liver punches and win the WBO International Jr. Welterweight crown by a technical knock-out in round 6 of Pinoy Pride XV at the Waterfront hotel and casino, August 18, Saturday night.

Montoya’s body smash calvary started when Pagara hit him in 2 KO’s in the 3rd round. Jason’s left-right hook punches causes the mexican to spit away his mouth-piece and suddenly stumbled. Rosbel valiantly stood and picked his mouth-piece while the referee was counting. But Jason Pagara continue gunning body shots, the mexican with his white trunks tripped again and stood, saved by the bell.

In round 6, after the rounds of exchanging body lowblows and body shots, the 21-year-old Jason Pagara delivered a right hook to the body and injuriously broke Rosbel Montoya’s arm with a liver punch. The mexican was abruptly knocked down again making the third man in the ring Atty. Danrex Tapdasan stop the fight in 1 minute and 30 seconds. The Filipino Fighter from Cagayan De Oro stole the crown and is now the WBO International Jr. Welterweight champion, with his new record of 29 wins, 18 KO’s and 2 losses.

Rosbel Montoya defeated Pagara via unanumous decision in their first fight September 10, last year.

Jason Pagara was born on July 17, 1992 in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. Pagara made his professional debut on September 29, 2006, defeating Tata Tadena at Jagna, Bohol, Philippines. At the time of his debut he was only 14 years of age.

On July 25, 2009, Pagara (19-1-0 10KO) defeated Simson Butar-Butar of Indonesia by unanimous decision in a 10-round bout at the Dao Public Terminal in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. The judges' scorecards were 100-89, 99-89 and 96-92 all for Pagara.

On June 12, 2011, he knocked out Mexican Juan Carlos Gallego via TKO in round 4.

Leave a Reply.