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Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo Set to Make a Comeback!


Former WBC featherweight world champion, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (24-2, 16 KOs), is gearing up for his return to the ring on December 9th.


Magsayo, a native of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines, is set to face off against Isacc Avelar (17-6, 10 KOs) from Aguascalientes, Mexico, in an 8-round junior lightweight clash.


In an exclusive pre-fight interview, Magsayo shared insights into his preparations for the upcoming match. Working closely with Coach Marvin Somodio, Magsayo emphasized the focus on refining various aspects of his game, particularly pacing himself better to endure the later rounds. The move to the junior lightweight division is expected to bring added strength, making a significant difference in weight management.


Regarding his opponent, Avelar, Magsayo acknowledged the Mexican fighter's toughness and heart, recognizing the need to bring his A-game for a successful outcome. While expressing confidence in his ability to secure a victory, Magsayo hinted at a strategic approach, aiming to finish the fight early but remaining prepared to go the distance if required.


Magsayo also highlighted the pivotal role this fight plays in his career, envisioning it as a stepping stone to becoming a two-division world champion at 130 pounds. He emphasized the importance of gaining recognition in the new weight class, having previously faced top-tier opponents in his recent bouts.


Additionally, Magsayo expressed joy that the fight will be broadcast live, enabling his fellow Filipinos to witness the event in real-time. Proudly representing the Philippines, he emphasized the significance of following instructions and securing a victory for his countrymen.


As the date approaches, anticipation builds for a thrilling matchup between Magsayo and Avelar, promising an exciting night for boxing enthusiasts globally.

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