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 and Magsayo will both attempt to secure a fight for the WBC Featherweight World Championship, currently held by Rey Vargas.
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.
In chief support, ex-unified world champion Jarrett Hurd and Armando Reséndiz will square off in a 10-round middleweight co-main event.
Additionally, two young, undefeated middleweights, Amilcar Vidal and Elijah García were also present.
“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