There’s no slowing down Mark Magsayo (17-0, 13KOs) in his quest for a world title
Since his pro debut, the 22-year-old featherweight has set his sights on the sport’s ultimate prize and he’s been doing his part to make it happen.
Over the course of his career, Magsayo has climbed up the ladder to prove his worth in the boxing world. Every year, he made sure to stay active, competing at least three times and piling up victories and championships.
And as he enters the ring this weekend, “Magnifico” views his upcoming title defense as the perfect opportunity to inch closer to a possible world title shot.
“Ginagamit ko ito as a chance din na ma-prove ang sarili ko at kakayahan ko sa mga tao,” Magsayo shared with Tiebreaker Times.
“Every fight, meron din akong natututunan at nai-improve, so bawat laban para sakin ay one step closer sa world title.”
From Melton Sandal — whom he first knocked out in his pro debut back in 2013 — to his marquee win over Chris Avalos in front of more than 20,000 Filipinos last April, 2016, Magsayo believes that every win is an important piece to his championship puzzle.
In his latest test against Japanese veteran Shota Hayashi (30-6-1), a motivated Mark Magsayo vows to put up yet another impressive performance in his hometown.
“Bawat kalaban ay iba-iba so ang challenge ko sa kanya ngayon ay ang pagiging beterano niya sa laban,” he said.
“Excited talaga ako na lumaban dito sa Tagbilaran at bibigyan po namin kayo ng exciting na laban sa Sabado at ipapakita ko ang lahat ng makakaya ko sa laban na ito.”