Mark Magsayo Wants Title Shot Against Gary Russell Jr.

It’s been only over a week since Mark Magsayo captured a brutal knockout victory over Julio Ceja, but the rising Filipino star already has his next opponent on his mind.

Magsayo (23-0, 16 KOs) said he wants to be next in line for a shot at the WBC featherweight belt, which Gary Russell Jr. currently holds. And he said he doesn’t see himself losing that matchup.

“Russell fits me because he’s only speed, I can overpower his speed,” Magsayo told Ring TV.

The fight against Ceja was just one of the Filipino boxer’s hurdles to get closer to a world title shot. The August 21 bout was a WBC eliminator with a minor WBO belt at stake.

He knocked Ceja out cold on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas fight – a knockout that’s registered him as a candidate for Knockout of the Year.

President of MP Promotions Sean Gibbons – who represents Magsayo – said they’re aiming for his next fight to be in November.

While that’s in the works, Magsayo will be vacationing with his wife/manager, Frances.

You might also like
By using our site you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service. X

Sign Up For News

Breaking News And Highlights Around Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Martial Arts and more!

By signing up, you agree to comply with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.