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WBO 140 lbs. number 1 contender Jason Pagara (40-2,25) fight against Australian Terry Tzouramanis (17-3-3,3) is in works for Pinoy Pride 42 that will be headlined by Milan Melindo and Hekkie Budler IBF/IBO light flyweight title unification match on September 16 in Cebu City.
Pagara, 29, is long time WBO number one contender of Terrence Crawford's WBO Super light weight belt. According to Michael Aldeguer of ALA Promotions they are just waiting for Crawford to vacate the title and get the opportunity for Jason to fight for the belt. Jason the older brother of Albert Pagara is a former WBO International Super lightweight champion defended the title five times but decided to vacate it. Jason Pagara's last fight was a first round KO win over Jose Alfaro on November 2016 in Cebu City.
Terry Tzouramanis, 32 of Victoria Australia needs to pass first fellow Aussie Andrew Wallace (11-9-1) before facing Pagara. Tzouramanis will be fighting Wallace on July 21 and if he wins impressively he would definitely get the Pagara fight. Tzouramanis last two fights were decisions win over Brent Dames who beat Manny Pacquiao's cousin Jonel Dapidran on Pacquiao-Horn undercard.