Genesis Servania - updates

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Servania yields to foe, drops world title aspirations

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Although heavily favored against his American opponent, the Filipino boxer drops a unanimous decision loss

STREAK OVER. Genesis Servania suffers his second loss of his career after tallying 3 straight stoppage wins. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Libranza wins debut fight in US; Servania faces Castro in Carson

Feb 10, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Filipino fighter Genisis Libranza scores a close but unanimous decision win over Mexican Gilberto Mendoza in their flyweight bout

SECOND CHANCE. Genisis Libranza (right) makes the most of his second shot to compete in the US. Photo from Mayweather Promotions

Servania boosts bid for crack at world title

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Genesis Servania's one-punch knockout of Mexican Carlos Carlson proves that the Filipino fighter deserves another shot at a world crown

ACTION-PACKED. Genesis Servania unleashes a lethal punch against Carlos Carlson. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Genesis Servania KOs Mexican foe

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The pride of Bacolod City floors Carlos Carlson with a perfectly-timed right hand counter in their super bantamweight clash

QUICK WORK. Genesis Servania needed only three rounds for his 32nd win. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Servania aims to fight for world crown again

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Filipino fighter Genesis Servania faces Mexican Carlos Carlson in the Ancajas-Barrios undercard

ANOTHER SHOT. A victory could give Bacolod-born Genesis Servania an opportunity to challenge for world title fights. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Genesis Servania floors Indonesian foe in first PH bout since 2015

May 13, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The 26-year-old pummels Indonesia's Jason Butar Butar from the get-go before delivering the finishing blow in the 5th round

STOPPAGE. Genesis Servania improves his record to 31 wins against one loss. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

Jason Pagara misses weight, loses by sixth-round TKO in Japan

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Jason Pagara weighs in two pounds over the 140-pound limit before getting stopped in 6 rounds by Hiroki Okada

KNOCKED OUT. Jason Pagara may be done as a world title contender after being stopped by Hiroki Okada in Japan. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Servania drops Valdez, but loses world title bid by decision

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Genesis Servania scores a knockdown in round 4 but Oscar Valdez boxes his way to a unanimous decision win.

VALOR IN DEFEAT. Genesis Servania dropped Oscar Valdez but lost a unanimous decision in his first fight in the United States. Photo by Top Rank

Filipino boxer Genesis Servania to face featherweight champ Oscar Valdez

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Genesis Servania will face fellow unbeaten fighter Oscar Valdez for the 126 pound championship

CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT. Genesis Servania will get his first world title shot when he faces WBO featherweight champ Oscar Valdez. File photo by Denmark Dolores/Rappler

Filipino boxers Servania, Sanchez score KOs in Japan

Apr 29, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Genesis Servania stops Ralph Jhon Lulu in two rounds while Ernie Sanchez scores a mild upset over Hurrican Futa by fifth round knockout

WINNING WAYS. Genesis Servania wins his third straight fight since leaving the ALA Gym for Japan. Photo from Brico Santig's Facebook

Jason Pagara blows out Mexican foe Chavez in Davao

Feb 08, 2015 - 5:29 AM

Jason Pagara sets his eyes on the world stage next after knocking out Cesar Chavez in two rounds at the USEP Gym in Davao City

HEAVY HANDS. Jason Pagara's face remained unmarked after a one-sided KO of Cesar Chavez in Davao

IN PHOTOS: Servania, Pagara make weight in Davao

Feb 06, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The combatants for Pinoy Pride 29 will save the drama for the ring after all parties made weight successfully for Saturday night’s fights at the USEP Gym in Davao City

NOT PLAYING AROUND. Genesis Servania (L) will look to preserve his unbeaten record against Juan Luis Hernandez (R). Photo by Ryan Songalia

The next generation of Filipino boxers make their case

Feb 05, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Jason Pagara Genesis Servania and Arthur Villanueva will audition for the role of next Filipino champion this Saturday at Pinoy Pride 29 in Davao City

Arthur Villanueva (right) is one of three members of the ALA Boxing stable who will be put to the test in Davao this weekend. A passing grade could mean a title shot. File photo by Denmark Dolores

Nietes, Sabillo to face Mexican foes in title defenses

Mar 02, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Donnie Nietes will face mandatory challenger Moises Fuentes in their long awaited rematch on May 10 in Manila while WBO strawweight titleholder Merlito Sabillo will likely face Francisco Rodriguez Jr on March 22 in Mexico

TITLE TOWN. Merlito Sabillo (L) and Donnie Nietes (R) will face Mexican foes in their next bouts. Sabillo photo by Alvin S. Go, Nietes photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Genesis Servania knocks out former champ Munoz in 12

Mar 02, 2014 - 2:12 AM

Junior featherweight contender Genesis Servania scored a 12th round knockout of two time world champion Alexander Munoz in the headlining bout of Pinoy Pride XXIV

SERVANIA STRONG. Filipino junior featherweight contender Genesis Servania knocks former two-time champion Alexander Munoz down for the third and final time. Photo by Denmark Dolores/Rappler

Boxing: Servania gains mental edge over Munoz at weigh-in

Mar 01, 2014 - 7:41 AM

Genesis Servania won the early mental battle against former world champion Alexander Munoz before Saturday night s fight at Solaire Resort

READY TO FIGHT. Genesis Servania (left) and Alexander Munoz (right) pose at Thursday's press conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

For Arthur Villanueva, boxing is a chess match

Feb 28, 2014 - 2:24 AM

Arthur Villanueva is one of the brightest junior bantamweight contenders in boxing today Before that his battlefield was a chess board

KING ARTHUR. Filipino junior bantamweight contender Arthur Villanueva at Thursday's press conference to announce ALA Promotions' Pinoy Pride XXIV card at Solaire Resort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Boxing is not forever’ says business-minded champ Nietes

Feb 21, 2014 - 1:51 PM

As junior flyweight champ Nietes approaches Flash Elorde s record of longest title reign by a Filipino boxer the Bacolod City bred fighter looks to the future

AHAS. Donnie Nietes is en route to becoming the longest reigning champion in Philippine boxing history, but he still has his eye to the future. Photo from Nietes' Facebook

Boxing: Sonsona-Shimoda set for February 22 in Macau

Jan 29, 2014 - 2:55 PM

Former junior bantamweight titleholder Marvin Sonsona will take the next step towards getting his career back on track when he faces former junior featherweight titleholder Akifumi Shimoda on February 22 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau

HAPPIER TIMES. Marvin Sonsona (center) flanked by international matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz (left) and promoter Sammy Gello-ani (right). Photo courtesy Sonsona's Facebook

2013: The best of PH boxing

Dec 30, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Glorious fights astonishing upsets rising stars and the return of an icon made 2013 a year to remember for boxing