Magsayo-Ceja world title eliminator nominated in WBC’s ‘Best of 2021’
CEBU CITY, Philippines—Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo’s come-from-behind knockout victory against Julio Ceja of Mexico last August 21, 2021 earned two nominations from the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) “The Best of 2021”.
The 26-year-old Boholano boxer, who is the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) international featherweight champion, has been nominated for the “Dramatic fight of the Year” and the “Prospect Of the Year” awards.
All of the nominations came from his 10th round knockout win against Ceja that stole the spotlight in the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas world title showdown on August 21 in Las Vegas, USA.
Magsayo (23-0-0,16 knockouts) and Ceja (32-5-1, 28KOs) was a thrilling back-and-forth battle for the WBC World featherweight title eliminator that resulted to multiple knockdowns between the two of them.
Magsayo was on the brink of defeat when Ceja decked him in the fifth round and pretty much dictated the ensuing rounds.
However, Magsayo came back viciously, knocking out Ceja cold in the 10th round. Their thrilling bout earned many praises and was considered by many as “Fight of the Year.”
Indeed, the Magsayo-Ceja world title eliminator caught WBC’s attention and was nominated as one of the six candidates for the “Dramatic Fight of the Year”.
Other nominees for the award includes Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell, Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman Gonzales, and Oscar Rivas vs. Ryan Rozicki.
Jermell Charlo’s bouts against Brian Castaño and Macias Montiel were also nominated.
Magsayo’s second nomination is the “Prospect of the Year” along with Amircal Vidal, Elvis Rodriguez, Xander Zayas, Edgar Berlanga, and David Picasso.
He earned the nomination for his victory against Ceja.
The Boholano boxer is set to fight WBC world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. as the mandatory challenger.
To vote for Magsayo and the other nominees, visit WBC’s official Facebook page.
Subscribe to our regional newsletter
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.