Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
Photo from Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions


Magsayo looks to impress in Pacquiao vs Ugas undercard

Ever since he made his pro debut back in 2013, Mark Magsayo always dreamt of fighting in a Manny Pacquiao card.

Eight years later, his dream has been fulfilled.

The 26-year-old native of Tagbilaran, Bohol (22-0, 15KO) will put his unbeaten streak on the line when he goes up against Julio Ceja (32-4-1, 28KO) in the undercard of Pacquiao vs Ugas on Sunday.

And for him, it’s a huge honor to be on the same card as his childhood hero.

“I was dreaming of this fight and praying that I hope I’m one of the undercards for Senator Manny Pacquiao and now my dream has come true.

“So I’m gonna put my best for this fight and I’m sure I’m gonna win this fight,” said Magsayo during the pre-fight press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Magsayo has been spending the past year in the US as he trained under Freddie Roach.

During that time, he feels that he has grown by leaps and bounds.

“I’ve been learning a lot of things from coach Freddie. I saw the training of Sen. Manny Pacquiao, the movement, the speed and power,” he said.

Ceja though is as dangerous as they come.

That is why Magsayo wants to end things early come fight night.

“I am for a 12-round fight, but if there’s the opportunity to knock him out in the early rounds or in the last round,” he said.

“So I’m gonna push myself to knock him out.”

#ReadMore  Ancajas survives 'toughest defense' against Rodriguez to remain as IBF Champ
Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

You May Also Like


The last Filipino world boxing champion has fallen. Mark Magsayo yielded the World Boxing Council World Featherweight championship to Rey Vargas, dropping a split...


Mark Magsayo feels certain that he wants to put his name in the boxings’ history books. In an interview with The Premiere Boxing Champions...


Eumir Marcial’s heart and chin were put to the test on Sunday morning (Manila time). Last Olympics’ bronze medalist Marcial survived three early knockdowns...


One of boxing’s longest championship reigns saw its end on Sunday. Jerwin Ancajas surrendered his International Boxing Federation Junior Bantamweight belt to underdog Fernando...


Will there be a rematch? Talks of which floated just moments after Mark Magsayo took down Gary Russell Jr. to capture the WBC featherweight...


Mark Magsayo becomes no. 45. The 26-year-old native of Tagbiliran City, Bohol became the 45th member of the ultra-exclusive club started by Pancho Villa...


Mark Magsayo showed grit beyond his years. The fighting pride of Tagbiliran City, Bohol outlasted Gary Russell, winning by majority decision (115-113, 115-113, 114-114)...


Mark Magsayo and Gary Russell are all set for the World Boxing Council World Featherweight title clash on Sunday (Manila time). But the American...