Albert Pagara | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 43
On this episode we feature Albert Pagara as we continue to explore upcoming boxers from around the world – in this case The Philippines – on Talkin’ Fight Monday to Friday on YouTube or LIVE at talkinfight.com/live Weekday’s at 7pm EST (6:30 on Fridays) #boxinghistory @TheWorldofBoxing @filipino_boxing
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Good evening talk and fight fans, wherever you are in the world and tonight we are going around the world with neil the deal talking fight tonight.
We’Re gon na highlight someone from the philippines uh other than manny pacquiao.
We haven’t really talked about the philippines that much uh, but tonight uh.
We have a very special uh episode on albert pegara and neil.
What do you got lined up hey good evening, graeme nice, to see you again thanks for having me out yeah yeah we’re gon na talk about some philippine fighters, so we did uh.
We did my five best of the americas uh in the states.
Basically, in the last uh week or so, and now we’re going to move to the philippines and we’re going to talk this week, uh the next four or five episodes about some of the new uh bright fighters coming out of the philippines and guys, as we all Know you guys are known for the fighting love the philippines.
Obviously uh toronto maple leaf fans out there in the philippines.
You know you guys, like hockey and boxing that’s uh.
You know that they go hand in hand.
So we’re gon na talk, graham about this uh kid that i’ve been uh looking at for the last little while and uh man he’s uh.
You know you don’t hear a lot of these guys, graham because a lot of their fights are over there in the asian areas and different asian boxing leagues and stuff of this sort.
But he’s uh recently been making some big headway into the uh into the title.
Fights and stuff and uh we’re going to talk about him tonight guys.
So his name is uh albert peguera, that’s peguera, uh albert uh was uh his full name.
If i can speak filipino now, i guess would be albert or her hero, glenn hellogram pegara.
So a logarithm, it’s an interesting middle name, so i was like all right.
That’S the first filipino word, i’ve ever spoken, but i’m trying so guys sky this kid.
This kid out of your philippines, there is, is amazing around the world, guys talk and fight fans.
Neil the deal show fans this kid’s gon na really light it up in this year, so keep an eye out for him.
He was born on february.
1994 makes him 27 years old.
He uh started his career in 2011 and he’s fighting presently right now and he’s from a city in the philippines called, i guess it’s a mason city graham.
Does that make any sense: m-a-a-s-i-n mason, mason, lassen city, philippine philippines.
So it’s awesome, uh he’s he’s.
He fights in two weight categories, super phantom weight and a super flyweight all right.
So uh he’s not a big big guy, but man.
He packs a punch and he’s he’s an amazing uh all-around fighter like a real up-and-comer.
That’S got massive potential, just massive potential, so he also has a brother interesting enough that there’s a fighter.
His name is jason pagara.
So the fighting uh, i guess, is a family thing for them him and uh him and his brother and as an amateur.
He had a great amateur career, he won 10 gold medals, graham in a wow.
It’S like a sporting event in the philippines.
It’S called uh para para: wrong: pambansa, wow, uh, polaron, hey, i’m trying guys don’t worry about it.
Don’T worry about it yeah! You know.
So this is a big event.
I understand in the philippines every year it’s an annual event.
It’S been going on since uh 1948, all right.
So it’s yeah! It’S like really it’s it’s a really big thing out there um.
It includes all student athletes from uh 17 regions in the philippines, all right.
So all the student athletes come and uh and showcase their talents as young young athletes right and it’s still organized to this day.
It’S governed by the department of education in the philippines and they have a really cool motto.
I really liked it.
I was like wow, that’s really neat! You know, reading about that guys in the philippines uh their motto is discipline, teamwork and excellence.
So don’t go wrong.
This is what they’re promoting through this uh department of education program – i guess in the philippines and and that that guys, i hope, you’re having fun with it, because that sounds really good, so anyways.
He was involved in that uh big time as a child and uh.
Then he decided to turn pro so his pro totals to date are, he has 31 fights graham right, he’s got 30 wins out of 31 fights, uh 21 knockouts and one loss right.
He’S he’s got a 68 knockout percentage he’s had about 156 rounds in uh in the ring 156 total, which works out to an average of about five rounds per fight.
You know so he’s he’s, like i say, he’s a he’s, a real up-and-comer.
He does have quite a number of fights, obviously he’s still only 27.
, so he turned pro at 17.
All right and he’s he’s won a lot of fights, graham in spectacular ko fashion.
So if you go and watch any of his fights he’s he’s got some really uh really weird and he throws combinations like crazy and and he’s he’s knocked out numbers of guys.
So, like i say this is this is pretty much you know other than manny pacquiao.
I would say you know which isn’t really an up-and-comer.
These are up-and-comers, but we’ll talk about pacquiao too a little bit, obviously um.
He fought for his first world title in 2014, so uh and he crushed the guy in in the first round winning by tko and he won the ibf um international super bantamweight title, so that was that was really good.
But then he suffered his first loss, defending it and uh.
He was injured quite uh in that fight.
I was watching it and they they took him.
They took him out of the ring, but he’s fine and he was cleared and he was fine but um.
He only has that one loss on his on his career and as far as i can see, he he’s gon na he’s gon na be a real big up-and-comer for the philippines country and uh and the rest of the world.
Graham, you know what i’m saying so we’ll go over a quick notable fights for him if you guys want to check them out.
Like i say, uh.
A couple that i watched today was was uh pegara against that hugo pardita partita right, and that was uh.
The one where he he won the title and uh larria gabrielle odai uh, a guy guyanese fighter baguera versus lauria gabrielle odai.
That was a really good fight too.
So um he’s apparently the thing.
The thing that’s interesting is he has a date graham set for a fight, an upcoming fight, so we’re gon na keep on top of this.
It’S on april 3rd 2021 in dubai, in the uh united uh emirates, they’re arab emirates, at at a place called the rotundo caesars palace, uh blue water in dubai.
So i guess it’s a big facility in dubai and they’re.
They throw big fights there now and stuff.
You know what i mean so uh.
He doesn’t have an opponent as of yet it’s to be determined, but i understand the fight is actually signed, so something somebody’s gon na have to show up to to to fight him.
Apparently so, that’s april.
Third, all right we’re gon na see uh albert peguera live somewhere.
You know on some channel somewhere he’s gon na be somewhere, like i say guys thanks a lot.
The filipino fighters are there’s a lot of them, graham, that are really guys if you’re out there listening to filipino people – god bless you all great fighters, great tradition, fantastic stuff and these young, these young, these young kids, are really gon na make you proud, and i’m Sure uh, you guys, will enjoy the rest of the week with the rest of the filipino guys.
You know oh you’re gon na focus on the philippines for the rest of the week.
I think so.
There’S there’s a few guys.
I’D like to talk about out of the philippines, honestly um for the viewers around the world and uh.
These guys are, like i say, albert pagara man.
This he’s a he’s, a very uh, very, very good fighter and he’s gon na be uh.
Moving up the ladder guaranteed you’ll hear his name a lot all right.
You know what i mean.
So thanks guys, i look forward to hearing more i’m sure the viewers do as well um.
I interrupted you, so you were going to say something there.
No, i was just going to say um.
I think that the philippine fighter fighters all around if you look at over the years they’ve had a number of really good fighters.
So that’s why i decided that that was a region that we should probably talk about and those people are you guys out in the philippines are fight fans, and i understand some of you like hockey and stuff.
So i got ta like you got ta like you guys out there in the philippines.
You know that’s it, so i want to thank everybody for coming out tonight.
Appreciate it graham thanks again for having me yeah my pleasure.
There are filipinos all around the world and uh, including my own household um, i’m married to filipino, as you know, so, uh we’re gon na i’m gon na tell my wife to check your episodes at uh this one and the upcoming ones, because she’s a big mandy Pacquiao fan, but i’m not so sure she knows anyone else, uh who’s fighting out of the philippines.
So let’s keep him informed, [, Music, ] yeah, that’s it! We have to let him know that there are other guys in pacquiao coming out of the philippines right yeah.
For sure i mean i mean manny’s a really really great individual, we’re gon na talk about him later this week and uh.
Just in a nutshell, i mean he’s a great ambassador for the country and he does uh remarkable things for everybody there.
So you got ta.
Absolutely, in a nutshell, you i have a lot of respect for mr pacquiao, so you know amazing, amazing what he does and gives back to uh the filipino community is is, is you know a guy’s got a heart of gold.
There’S no doubt about it.
Absolutely, as do all filipinos, i think, all filipinos, they all have a heart of gold.
You know nice people, let’s stop there.
Well, you know all right.
Remember my wife’s gon na be listening to this all right.
Thanks very much you’ll appreciate it and uh we’ll see you tomorrow night right, remember if you’re viewing out there like share subscribe and if you are subscribing to hit that notification bell uh to get those notifications from us to let that you know when the deal is Coming up next, all right, graham thanks a lot for having me out tonight guys take care of yourselves thanks for watching the show we’ll see you tomorrow, night talk a little more about the filipino fighters and have yourself a safe and enjoyable