Philippines, 24 May 2022
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


MASAM SPORTS 23: MARK MAGSAYO TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST REY VARGAS AS ORDERED BY WBC


PhilBoxing.com




After winning the World Boxing Council featherweight title, the next opponent for the new champion Mark Magsayo has been identified. The WBC announced that Mexican Rey Vargas will be the mandatory challenger as ordered before then titlist Gary Russell Jr. was set to defend against Magsayo.

Magsayo is fresh from an upset victory dethroning Gary Russell Jr. of Washington, DC., as Magsayo ended Russell’s reign of six years and 10 months, which was the longest active title rule before the bout in Atlantic City, New Jersey where he won a majority decision.

Russell disclosed that he had a right shoulder injury before the fight and after the fourth round it bothered him so much that he had to fight with one hand until the final bell, with the speculations that a rematch could happen next.

"I am very happy that the WBC reiterated my position as a title challenger. I feel very happy and very happy," said Vargas in a press conference as quoted by DAZN News. "Magsayo is a wider fighter, but he is smarter. Yes he has more strength than Gary Russell, but Magsayo showed a lot of intelligence in this fight," he said.

The WBC explained that Magsayo could not pick an optional fight because he assumed the obligations of the previous champion Russel, who had already been ordered to face Vargas.

During the same virtual conference, Magsayo said that if he will be given the chance to choose his opponent it would be Leo Santa Cruz or Luis Nery.

"I want to fight Mexicans, they are great fighters, warriors. I would like to fight Leo Santa Cruz or Luis Nery," said the newly crowned world champion.

Magsayo of Tagbilaran City, Bohol said he would let his promoter, MP Promotions, decide on his fights. “It’s up to MP Promotions what’s next for me. I can fight anybody now because I’m the champion. I’d also like to unify too,” said Magsayo. “I’ll do my best to defend the title and stay as champion. Thank you for the opportunity.”

The WBC No. 1 contender Rey Vargas of Mexico is 31-years-old, has an unblemished career record of 35-0 with 22 KOs. Vargas is a former WBC super bantamweight champion. The Mexican is taller at 5-10 1/2 (179 cm) with a reach of 70 1/2 inches, than Magsayo who is 5-8 (169 cm) with a reach of 67 1⁄2 in (171 cm).

Magsayo’s record is also immaculate at 24-0, with 16 KOs. His manager Sean Gibbons said having Vargas as the next foe would be similar to fighting fellow Mexican Emanuel Navarrete with a record of 36-0 with 29 KOs. Either of the two would be a tough opponent for Magsayo.

On February 25, 2017, Vargas fought Englishman Gavin McDonnell for the vacant WBC super bantamweight title which took place in Hull, England. Vargas won a majority decision 117-111, 116–112, 114-114 to become a world champion.

He defended his title five times against United States' Ronny Rios by UD12, Colombia's Oscar Negrete by UD12, Armenia's Azat Hovhannisyan by UD12, Venezuela's Franklin Manzanilla by UD12, and Japan's Tomoki Kameda by UD12.

Vargas' last stoppage victory was a fifth round TKO of Venezuela's Alexander Muñoz on September 3, 2016 in Mexico to win the vacant WBC international silver super bantamweight title. That was before winning the world title from McDonnell.

“We are the mandatory challenger, Mr. Sulaiman has just confirmed it. We knew we were going straight to the title, we just waited to find out who would win that fight between Russell and Magsayo and since Magsayo is the new champion, then we are going against him,” Vargas told ESTO

Vargas added that the title shot comes to him at an excellent time, during this period of his life which has greater maturity. His goal is to be a new world champion again.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Maloney L. Samaco.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • DETROIT BRAWL: TOP SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT SHOH ERGASHEV PLANNING MEMORIAL DAY FIREWORKS
    , Tue, 24 May 2022
  • Antonio Nieves Defeats Unbeaten Prospect Judy Flores to Get Career Back on Track
    , Tue, 24 May 2022
  • Michael Dutchover Confident he can Win Last Chance Tournament After Victory Over Booth
    , Tue, 24 May 2022
  • Servillon tops Trailheadsph Enduro Cup 1 Series
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Tue, 24 May 2022
  • California standout amateur boxer Jesikah Guerra turning pro
    , Tue, 24 May 2022
  • TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR WORLD TITLE SHOWDOWN BETWEEN JONATHAN GONZALEZ AND MARK ANTHONY BARRIGA
    , Mon, 23 May 2022
  • Bernadin Decisions Kenny Robles to win NBA Americas Junior Welterweight Title
    , Mon, 23 May 2022
  • Jayag, Molinyawe bag Marinduque chess crowns
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 23 May 2022
  • SALA SA IN IT … SALA SA LAMIG: Ginintuang Alaala ng XI Manila SEA Games
    By Eddie Alinea, , Mon, 23 May 2022
  • MASAM SPORTS 59: EUMIR MARCIAL, IAN CLARK BAUTISTA AND ROGEN LADON WIN GOLD MEDALS IN HANOI SEA GAMES
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Mon, 23 May 2022
  • JOSHUA FILLER WINS 2022 UK OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIP
    , Mon, 23 May 2022
  • Ligon-San Jose City chessers top inter-cities tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 23 May 2022
  • Abne brothers prevail
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 22 May 2022
  • JOSHUA FILLER AND FRANCISCO SANCHEZ RUIZ TO CONTEST UK OPEN FINAL
    , Sun, 22 May 2022
  • Cavite, Caloocan chessers off to good start in PCAP online chess tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 22 May 2022
  • DAVID BENAVIDEZ STOPS DAVID LEMIEUX IN DOMINATING THIRD-ROUND TKO TO WIN VACANT INTERIM WBC WORLD TITLE SATURDAY LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    , Sun, 22 May 2022
  • Middleweight Destruction: Janibek KOs Dignum in 2
    , Sun, 22 May 2022
  • Decorated Amateur Daniel Blancas Dominates in Second Pro Fight
    , Sun, 22 May 2022
  • Split-T Management Fighters Tiger Johnson and Joseph Adorno in Action Tonight
    , Sun, 22 May 2022
  • JEAN PASCAL DEFEATS FANLONG MENG VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION IN INAUGURAL PROBOX TV BROADCAST
    , Sat, 21 May 2022
  • HERRERA PENS PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM
    , Sat, 21 May 2022
  • Imperial, Carreon win in GM Balinas chess challenge
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 21 May 2022
  • Q&A with Mauricio Sulaiman: Kambosos vs Haney
    By Ray Wheatley, , Sat, 21 May 2022
  • Anthony Nieves Looks to get Career Back on Track with Victory Against Judy Flores
    , Sat, 21 May 2022
  • Rashida Ellis wins 2022 Elite Women’s World Championships gold
    , Sat, 21 May 2022




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2022 philboxing.com.