Pasig City, Manila — Pinoy Pride 24 results: The successful Pinoy Pride Series returned at the Solaire Resort and Casino. The 24th series dubbed as “THE FUTURE IS NOW”, which headlined Genesis Servania against former WBA super flyweight world champion Alexander “El Explosivo” Muñoz of Venezuela, was again another successful event brought to us by ALA Promotions.
Genesis Servania TKO 12 Alexander Muñoz
After searching almost all night long for one lights-out-punch, still undefeated Genesis Servania (24-0, 10 KO’s) found it only in the 12th and final round. Servania landed an overhand right that sent Alexander Muñoz crashing to the floor with 38 seconds left in the final round.
Muñoz was able to get up, but referee Tapdasan had seen enough and waived it off to save Muñoz from further beating. The official time of the stoppage: 2:22 in Round 12. Muñoz (36-6, 28 KO’s) went down twice. He went down after he was tagged by a stiff right hand in Round 2. And he took a knee after absorbing a cracking left hook to the body in the Round 9.
Prior to that, in Round 8, Servania suffered a deep and nasty cut over the left eye because of accidental head butt. It seemed Munoz is in control of the fight, but the irony is that: in the dying seconds Munoz thought the round was over and touch gloves with Servania. But Servania answered him with left and right to the head that momentarily stunned and somewhat hurt Muñoz as the bell sounded.
With the win, Servania could be in for a world title shot.
“Prince” Albert Pagara KO 1 Isack Junior
“Prince” Albert Pagara (19-0, 13 KO’s), according to fight commentators Ronnie Natanielz and Ed Tolentino, Pagara’s “title” could be alleviated from “Prince” to “King” after a stellar performance, knocking out Isack Junior (22-5-2, 8 KO’s) of Indonesia, in the very first round. The Indonesian laid flat on his back from a right hand to the body and was counted out by the referee. The official time, 2:41. In an interview with Dyan Castellejo, Pagara said that he “studied” the style of his opponent through “YouTube”.
“King” Arthur Villanueva UD 10 Fernando Aguilar
Arthur Villanueva now improved his record to 25-0, 14 KO’s, was in a hell of a fight against late substitute Fernando Aguilar of Mexico. Aguilar (9-7-0, 1 KO’s) showed the heart of a Mexican warrior giving Villanueva a lot of trouble. After suffering a cut in Round 3, Aguilar went for a broke in Round 4 won that round convincingly. However the controlled and consistent aggression of Villanueva carried the night and won a unanimous decision to the tune of 94-93, 95-92, and 96-91 on the judges’ scorecards.
On another note “look-alike” of Coach Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire were at ringside enjoying the action.