Gary Russell Jr vs Mark Magsayo

Unmissable fight: Gary Russell Jr vs Mark Magsayo for the WBC featherweight championship

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On January 22nd, WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. will face Mark Magsayo, a championship fight that will be the main event of the boxing night organized by TGB Promotions at the Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Find out here why you can’t miss this fight.

If you want to get to know these boxers a little better, visit our article related to the announcement of this fight.

Gary Russell Jr VS mark magsayo

Gary Russell Jr. arrives as the champion to defend his title, he has a professional record of 31 wins and only one loss, with 18 wins by knockout. The only loss of this American boxer was in 2014 against Vasyl Lomachenko, losing by majority decision. Since then, Russell Jr. has chained 7 consecutive victories, 4 of them by knockout.

Russell Jr. is a very good boxer, who has faced other very good opponents such as the aforementioned Vasyl Lomachenko, Joseph Diaz, Jhonny Gonzalez and Kiko Martinez, and reflects that at 33 years of age his talent and experience have him as the rightful champion of the division. However, Russell Jr. is going on two full years without a fight, so we don’t yet know if this inactivity will be a deciding factor in Saturday’s fight.

On the other hand, the challenger on this occasion is Mark Magsayo, a 26-year-old boxer who is undefeated in 23 fights, winning 16 of them by knockout. The name of Mark Magsayo has been mainly recognized for working with Manny Pacquiao’s team, and both in his training and in his fights he has reflected a great boxing level, worthy of someone who is so closely linked to the Legend.

This fight will undoubtedly be the most demanding for the Filipino, as his professional record so far only includes victories over Julio Ceja and Shota Hayashi. However, we are facing a boxer of very good level and very good equipment, young, on the rise, and who has kept up the pace of competition, currently ranked as the number 2 challenger in this division by the WBC.

We have no doubt that this fight will take the lights next Saturday, because the level of both boxers assures us a clash of the best against the best, where despite the fact that in one side is the dominant champion, he has long been on the outside and perhaps it is time for the consecration of a new young champion who aspires to great things in this sport.

Russell Jr vs Magsayo: main card

Bout Description
Subriel Matias vs Petros Ananyan
12 rounds in the super lightweight
Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs Sakaria Lukas
10 rounds in featherweight
Abimael Ortiz vs Ryan Lee Allen
8 rounds in super bantamweight

Watch here the weigh-in ceremony of Gary Russell Jr vs Mark Magsayo card.

Watch a few good moments from the Russell Jr vs. Joseph Diaz fight, (via Premier Boxing Champions).

There is no excuse to miss this fight, because we are talking about a very important definition within the featherweight category, where there are currently very good boxers like Emanuel Navarrete, Kiko Martinez, Josh Warrington, Mauricio Lara, among others. Therefore, this definition may lead to a future confrontation between champions for the unification of belts.

Get ready for next Saturday’s bout, and tell us in the comments who you think will be the winner between Russell Jr. and Mark Magsayo? Who do you think is the favorite for this fight and why? Check out more news related to Gary Russell Jr and the Featherweight division.

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