Magsayo to train at Wild Card gym
WBO International featherweight champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo of the famed ALA Boxing Gym will further sharpen his boxing skills at the renowned Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach.
The 20-year-old unbeaten Boholano (14-0-0, 10KOs) arrived in Los Angeles, California early this week. He beat American Chris “Hitman” Avalos via sixth-round technical knockout last April 23 at the Cebu City Sports Center and is expected to become more dangerous with his stint in Roach’s gym alongside WBO No. 1 lightweight Jason “El Niño” Pagara.
Magsayo is set to fight on July 9 at the San Mateo Events Center in San Mateo, California in the undercard of “Prince” Albert Pagara’s duel against Mexican Cesar Juarez (17-5, 13KOs).
According to trainer Edmund Villamor, they will train for more than a month in Los Angeles. He clarified that Jason Pagara is not included in the July 9 card but was sent to the US by ALA Promotions International chief, Michael Aldeguer, to train and familiarize with American and Latino boxers.
The 27-year-old Pagara (38-2, 23KOs), defeated Mexican Miguel “Mikol” Zamudio (35-9-1, 21KOs) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds in the undercard of the Nonito Donaire Jr.-Zolt Bedak WBO Super bantamweight title fight last April 23 at the CCSC.
The younger Pagara (26-0, 18KOs), meanwhile, arrived earlier in L.A. The 22-year-old reigning WBO Intercontinental and IBF Intercontinental super bantamweight champion was accompanied by former world title-challenger-turned trainer Michael Domingo.
Pagara is currently training at the Wild Card Gym where he was seen with Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil.
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