On March 2nd, 2023, two ex-world champions, Brandon Figueroa and Mark Magsayo, had an intense face off in their pre-fight presser ahead of their Interim WBC Featherweight championship fight on March 4th, 2023, at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California.
Figueroa, who was previously the WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion, has the chance to become a two-division champion, while Magsayo is aiming to reclaim the featherweight title which he lost to Vargas by decision.
“I have all the abilities. Everyone knows that I love to fight. I want to dominate my opponent, break them down and get them out of there. I train really hard to go in there and do what I do best.
“I’m going to do anything it takes to win this fight. If I have to box, I’ll box. But if I can hurt him on the inside, I’ll get in there with body shots. I can beat him any way I have to,” Figueroa
“This is different than my last fight. Rey Vargas likes to run, but Figueroa comes to fight. It’s a big difference and it’s going to be much more exciting.
“Fans can expect that this is going to be a real fight. Neither of us are backing down. We’re coming forward. I know that he fights from different stances, but we’re prepared for it. We’ve been working hard since October for this,” Magsayo