Lausa eyes PXC win over ‘idol’
JENEL Lausa had witnessed how Cris Pitpitungue pummeled his rivals to submission.
The slugger from Iloilo doesn’t want to end up the same way in the hands of Pitpitungue when they dispute the vacant flyweight championship in the Pacific Xtreme Combat 51 today at Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque.
“He’s my idol,” said Lausa, a boxer coming off a knockout of Ernesto Montilla in PXC 48. “But I’ll do my best to give him a good fight.”
Pitpitungue, a Team Lakay star, went down in weight to 125 pounds for this bout. He’s the current 135-lb champion.
“This is what I want. This is what I’ve trained for,” said Pitpitungue, a policeman.
They will banner a potentially explosive card along with Kyle Aguon of Guam, who will stake his bantamweight title against undefeated Korean Kwan Ho Kwak.
“We are elevating the quality and status of PXC with international professionals in the ring at a world-class venue,” said PXC president EJ Calvo.
Sports 5 vice president Vito Lazatin announced that TV5 and Aksyon TV will show the fights this weekend.
Other bouts feature Filipino female wushu fighter Gina Iniong taking on Vanessa Fernandez of Spain in the atomweight class and Jon Cris Corton facing Farmon Gafarov of Uzbekistan.
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