Mark Magsayo vows to ‘come back stronger’ after title loss to Rey Vargas

Agence France Presse 07/10/2022

Mexico’s Rey Vargas won the World Boxing Council featherweight title on Saturday, overcoming a knockdown to take a split decision over Filipino star Mark Magsayo in a battle of unbeatens. Two judges scored the bout 115-112 for…

Mark Magsayo loses WBC featherweight belt to Mexico’s Rey Vargas

MARK GIONGCO 07/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Mark Magsayo lost his WBC featherweight title to Rey Vargas by split decision on Sunday (Manila time) at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Magsayo scored a knockdown in the ninth round, decking Vargas with a right…

Cuarto loses world title; PH now only has 1 remaining world champ

Glendale G. Rosal 07/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The list of Filipino world boxing champions was cut down to just one. This is after International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight world champion Rene Mark Cuarto loses his title to Mexican Daniel…

Marcial makes 2nd pro fight in Las Vegas April 9

Glendale G. Rosal 03/23/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Eumir Marcial will make his second professional bout on April 9 against American Isaiah Hart in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 26-year old Marcial is currently in the United…

Magsayo seals first world title defense vs Vargas on July 9

Glendale G. Rosal 03/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion has sealed his first mandatory title defense versus former world champion Rey Vargas of Mexico on July 9, 2022, in San…

Stablemates support Ancajas following setback

Dale Rosal 02/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas received comforting words from his stablemates in MP Promotions following his loss to Fernando Martinez of Argentina last Saturday (Sunday, Manila Time)…

Leo Santa Cruz eyes WBC champion Mark Magsayo

Bong Lozada 02/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Mark Magsayo’s upset win over Gary Russell Jr. in January evidently put a target on his back and one man already has his sights on the WBC featherweight champion. WBA featherweight super champion Leo Santa Cruz…

One pound less: Gary Russell Jr. makes weight on second try

Glendale Rosal 01/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. needed to step on the weighing scales twice to get the mandatory weight ahead of his title defense against Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo…

Mark Magsayo, Gary Russell just focused on battle ahead

Bong Lozada 01/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Boxing is a sport often filled with animosity, but there are also those instances where fights are sold on the pure science of it. Mark Magsayo will try to wrest the WBC World featherweight title from…

Russell Jr., WBC champ, on upcoming Magsayo fight: I’m not bothered by injury, ring rust 

Glendale G. Rosal 01/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. is unbothered of his minor injury ahead of his mandatory title defense against Boholano Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo on Saturday, January 22 (Sunday,…

Magsayo-Russell world title war set for Jan 22

Glendale Rosal 12/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo and reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world featherweight champion Garry Russell Jr. finally found a suitable date for their much-awaited world title showdown. The match has been set for January…

Mark Magsayo knocks out Julio Ceja, earns title shot

Bong Lozada 08/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Down on the scorecards and appeared to be on the brink of defeat, Mark Magsayo found his second wind and knocked out Julio Ceja 50 seconds into the 10th round of their WBC featherweight…

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