Mark Magsayo puts title on the line in U.S. fight debut

SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo hopes to be the future of Philippine boxing.

He will be featured along with Donnie Nietes and the Pagara brothers, Jason and Albert on the October 17th mega bout “Philippines vs. the World” at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The 20-year-old Boholano has been training since he was eight-years-old and has already captured the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Youth Featherweight Championship.

“I’ve been building up my power in training because back when I first started I didn’t have any knock-outs but since I turned pro I’ve been having knock-outs.”

Power is something Magsayo clearly possess with 11 victories and nine of those wins by way of knock-out.

With an undefeated record, Magsayo says he is sticking to his plan to bring honor to his country and family by becoming the next Pinoy boxing superstar.

“That is my target to be a world champion of boxing so that I can be known, my family can be known because we come from a hard background and they are my inspiration for the fight especially since I lost my mother.”

Magsayo lost his mother as a teenager and he dedicates his fight to her. He says she supported him since the beginning.

Magsayo also finds motivation from his fiancée, Frances Arbie Domingo. They plan to marry before the end of the year.

When I’m training and I want to give up I need to push on for my family because they are my inspiration,” said Magsayo. “My fiancée would tell me not to give up because I have arrived and so that is why I work so hard for her and my family. Everything I do I do for them.”

Magsayo will put his IBF Youth Featherweight title on the line as he faces Mexican Yardley Suarez who is undefeated in 13 fights with eight by way of knock out.

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    3 November 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply