Sunday, November 20, 2011
Maasin City, Southern Leyte – “Prince” Albert Pagara of the ALA Gym weighed 115 ¼ lbs while his opponent Henry Acha of Bukidnon stepped in at 113 lbs during the official weigh-in held Sunday noon inside the city’s provincial hospital.
They will engage in an eight-round bout this Monday November 21 at the Maasin City Gym. The unbeaten 17 year old Pagara will headline a professional card in the city where he traces his roots for the third time this year. Last May he knocked out Anthony Galigao in one round and three months later stopped Rogen Flores in four rounds.
Last month, Pagara fought on the undercard of Pinoy Pride IX in Bacolod City and scored three knockdowns in beating Shabani Madilu of Tanzania by unanimous decision. Acha has fought and lost to former world title challengers Jether Oliva and Sonny Boy Jaro.
Rey Melligen (132 ¼ lbs) of Bacolod City and Ruben Santillanosa (134 lbs) of Sultan Kudarat will fight in another eight rounder. Rey is the younger brother of welterweight Mark Jason Melligen. Santillanosa lost to reigning IBF world featherweight champion Billy Dib five years ago when they fought for the IBO Asia-Pacific title bout in Australia. The Clown Prince of the Ring Jun “Flash” Intor (125 ¾) of Mabinay, Negros Oriental is also set to appear in a four round bout against Crispin Parba (125 ¾) of Dumaguete City.
The four rounder between Cagayan de Oro natives Reymond Tabugon and Marben Layos will be the opening pro bout. Tabugon weighed 111 ½ lbs while Layos initially weighed 116 lbs and shed three pounds in his second attempt.
The boxers also had their routine pre-fight physical examination. The weigh-in was supervised by Rolando Mendoza of the Games and Amusements Board.
Fans will also get to see amateur bouts featuring local standouts and boxers from Cebu.
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.