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    Pagara brothers, Mark Magsayo earn their stripes after impressive wins in US fight debuts

    Oct 18, 2015
    Brothers Albert and Jason Pagara did well in their US fight debuts. Jerome Ascano

    FLAMBOYANT Albert Pagara put on a dazzling show in his first US fight after scoring an entertaining knockout win over William Gonzales on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time) in Carson, California.

    The rising Filipino fighter put his Nicaraguan opponent down for good with a solid right from which Gonzales never recovered.

    Time was 2:20 of the sixth round.

    Pagara raised his unbeaten record to 25-0 (18 KOs) as he won the vacant WBO Intercontinental Jr. featherweight championship in the main undercard of Pinoy Pride 33.

    Also making mark in their respective US debuts were Jason Pagara and Mark Magsayo, respectively.

    Pagara was simply too much against Santos Benavides as he knocked down his opponent thrice in the second round to win by knockout in their 10-round non-title match at junior welterweight.

    Magsayo meanwhile, kept his unbeaten record by churning out a first round technical knockout against Yardly Suarez.

    The end came at the 2:00 minute mark of the opening round as the Filipino won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Youth featherweight title.

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    Fil-Am Bruno Escalante set the tone for the Pinoy boxers early on after scoring a unanimous decision over Nestor Ramos, 60-54, 59-55, 59-55.

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