Pagara eyes ring return in February

FOLLOWING a long hiatus, Jason Pagara is finally closing in on his ring return on Feb. 29, 2020.

Vargas, a former opponent of Manny Pacquiao , is scheduled to face Mikey Garcia on Feb. 29, 2020 at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Pagara has been training in Las Vegas, cutting down in weight for a fight at either welterweight or light middleweight.

According to Pagara, he might be tapped by Vargas as one of his sparring partners in his last stretch of training for Garcia.

Pagara, 41-3-1 with 26 knockouts, was once one of the most promising boxers from the Philippines, and at one time, even caught the eye of Top Rank head honcho Bob Arum. Somehow, Pagara didn’t quite live up to his hype and had problems with his weight. He had an awful campaign in 2017, settling to a split draw with unheralded James Oyango and lost to Hiroki Okada via a sixth round stoppage. (EKA)