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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
ALTHOUGH the thought of fighting outside of their native Mexico against a budding superstar and a seasoned veteran is quite overwhelming, Team Mexico’s Jorge Pazos and
Angel Martinez are adamant and promised to put up a show this Saturday night.
“I came here well-prepared. I am also a promising fighter in Mexico. I’m ready to give a spectacular fight,” Pazos said calmly in yesterday’s press conference at Patio Isabel.
Pazos is locking horns with unbeaten up-and-comer Genesis Servania in the supporting main event for the vacant World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific super bantamweight crown this Saturday night in “Pinoy Pride XV – Philippines vs. Mexico – The Rematch” at the Waterfront Cebu CIty Hotel and Casino.
Pazos had studied tapes of Servania’s previous fights and praised him for his technique. He expects it to be one of the hardest fights of his career but also thinks of it as a stepping stone for bigger fights in the future.
“I have seen his fights and I think Genesis is a good fighter. He hits well and is very agile,” said Pazos. “It could be my most important fight. I’m as well-trained as my opponent. Servania is well-followed here and is a strong opponent.”
Pazos is 21-3 with 14 knockouts and has won back-to-back fights.
Servania on the other hand, is 18-0 with six knockouts and is off an impressive 12th round technical knockout over ex-world title challenger Genaro Garcia.
For the 21-year-old Martinez, beating a grizzled veteran in Jimrex Jaca, who has fought some of the elite names in the boxing world, would be a great stepping stone to catapult his still budding career.
“He is known all over the world and in Mexico. It’s an honor for me, knowing the reputation of Jaca. He is a good boxer and fighting him is good for experience,” he said. “I see this as an opportunity to be more prepared and gain experience for future fights.”
Martinez is a promising young fighter with an 18-2-1 slate with 13 knockouts. He has fought but lost to the likes of former world title contender Ricardo Dominguez and highly-rated Lucas Matthysse.
This fight will serve as a comeback for Jaca, who once fought Juan Manuel Marquez, after a year of layoff from action.
“They have a great possibility of triumph,” said Mexican promoter Edmundo Gaytan of both his promising boxers.
The event is headlined by a heated rematch between Jason Pagara and Rosbel Montoya.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 15, 2012.