Organizer Premier Boxing Champions announced the date and place where WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr will look to defend his championship. His opponent will be the philippine Mark Magsayo, and both will star in the boxing event on January 22 at Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City.
The American Gary Russell Jr is the representative champion of the WBC for the featherweight division, and will enter this fight with a professional record of 31-1, with 18 victories by way of knockout, where his only loss was against Vasyl Lomachenko, and it was in 2014. The champion has a streak of 7 consecutive victories, making effective 5 title defenses.
Philippine Mark Magsayo arrives as the No. 2 featherweight challenger for the WBC, and is undefeated in 23 fights, winning 16 of them via knockout. Magsayo already has experience fighting outside the Philippines, in fact, his last three fights have been in the United States, and he has emerged victorious in all of them.