Boxing news: Cesar Juarez knocks out Albert Pagara, targets Nonito Donaire Jr.

Boxing news: Cesar Juarez knocks out Albert Pagara, targets Nonito Donaire Jr.

After disposing of Albert Pagara, Cesar Juarez of Mexico is demanding a rematch against Nonito Donaire, who accepted the challenge. However, Nonito Donaire may beat him more convincingly this time around.

There may be a tendency to overlook the dangers of fighting Cesar Juarez for his obvious lack of tactical skill. Since he fights too passionately, his emotions might get him down literally on the floor.

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On the first round of the bout between the Mexican and previously undefeated Filipino Prince Albert Pagara at the San Mateo Events Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, Juarez came rushing toward his foe.

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His aggression made him open for a counter that landed on his jaw from a left hook that floored him. Pagara saw witnessed what Nonaire Donaire saw when he knocked down Juarez twice in the fourth round last December. Like him, Pagara may have thought it was the beginning of an end for Juarez.

But like Donaire, it only opened up Juarez’ monstrous onslaughts. He hurt him again on the second round with a 1-2, but he didn’t go down this time. He traded with the Mexican and moved, but traded more often than he should.

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Pagara slumped fifteen seconds into the eighth and never recovered. It was rather unexpected being the more skilled competitor, yet not surprising either if one looks deeper into Juarez’ style beyond his numbers.

Cesar Juarez challenged Nonito Donaire who was covering the fight with the media at the site of the match, and he quickly agreed to it. But the promoters will need to work on it, and that’s a totally different fight in itself.

If the rematch pushes through, it is a fight his father and coach, Donaire Sr., is more than happy to accept. Having the technical advantages, a second fight would mean a more prepared and more patient fight for them.

There will be no rush to knock him out, which only resulted to his hand injury when they first met. It would be movement that’d beat him this next; drawing him in like the bull he fights similarly to.

He also said, holding him time to time, would’ve worked to his advantage as the flow of the fight shifted.

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