Mark Magsayo: Journey of a Future Boxing Star and His Fights


Boxing in the Philippines is going through a tough phase and if there is any boxer who is a center of hope for the Philippines people, it is none other than Mark Magsayo. Also known as the “Magnifico,” Magsayo is a professional Filipino boxer hailing from Bohol City. The 28-year-old boxer fights in the featherweight division and becomes the WBC featherweight champion in 2022.

Professional Career of Mark Magsayo:

Mark Magsayo started his professional boxing career in 2013 and he remained undefeated in his career till his recent three fights. The major highlight of his career was when he won the vacant IBF Youth featherweight title in 2015. Later he became the champion in the WBO International featherweight division and retained his title successfully.

In 2022, Magsayo defeated Gary Russell Jr to win the WBC featherweight title but he failed to retain it in the fight against Ray Vergas 6 months later he won the title. Then Magsayo faced Brandon Figueroa for the Interim WBC Featherweight title but could not win. These were the only defeats in his professional career so far.

Mark Magsayo: Journey of a Future Boxing Star and His Fights

The Magnifico’s Professional Boxing Record:

Boxing Bouts 27
Wins 25
Losses 2
Knockouts Wins 18
Knockouts Loss 0

Detailed Record highlighting each bout:

Opponent Record Result Type Round, time Date Location
Isaac Avelar 25–2 Win KO 3 (8), 1:13 Dec 9, 2023 Thunder Studios, Long Beach, California, US
Brandon Figueroa 24–2 Loss UD 12 Mar 4, 2023 Toyota Arena, Ontario, California, US
Rey Vargas 24–1 Loss SD 12 Jul 9, 2022 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, US
Gary Russell Jr. 24–0 Win MD 12 Jan 22, 2022 Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
Julio Ceja 23–0 Win KO 10 (12), 2:33 Aug 21, 2021 T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US
Pablo Cruz 22–0 Win TKO 4 (8), 0:48 Apr 10, 2021 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, US
Rigoberto Hermosillo 21–0 Win SD 10 Oct 3, 2020 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, US
Panya Uthok 20–0 Win UD 12 Aug 29, 2019 Tagbilaran City, Philippines
Erick Deztroyer 19–0 Win KO 4 (8), 2:00 Apr 12, 2019 The Ring Boxing Community, Singapore
Shota Hayashi 18–0 Win UD 12 Nov 25, 2017 Tagbilaran City, Philippines
Daniel Diaz 17–0 Win TKO 1 (12), 1:45 Jul 8, 2017 IEC Convention Center, Cebu City, Philippines
Issa Nampepeche 16–0 Win TKO 1 (10), 2:05 Apr 29, 2017 Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Ramiro Robles 15–0 Win UD 12 Sep 24, 2016 StubHub Center, Carson, California, US
Chris Avalos 14–0 Win TKO 6 (12) Apr 23, 2016 Cebu City Sports Complex, Philippines
Eduardo Montoya 13–0 Win UD 10 Feb 27, 2016 Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
Yardley Suarez 12–0 Win KO 1 (10), 2:00 Jul 11, 2015 StubHub Center, Carson, California, US
Rafael Reyes 11–0 Win TKO 5 (10), 2:29 Jul 11, 2015 Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
Sukpraserd Ponpitak 10–0 Win TKO 5 (10), 2:19 Mar 7, 2015 Barrio Obrero, Davao City, Philippines
Moon Sun Jung 9–0 Win TKO 2 (6) Nov 15, 2014 Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
Jessie Tuyor 8–0 Win TKO 1 (8), 1:37 Aug 9, 2014 Plaridel Covered Court, Plaridel, Philippines
Ernesto Tata Fontanilla 7–0 Win TKO 6 (6), 2:36 Jul 26, 2014 Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
Hyuk Tak Joo 6–0 Win UD 4 May 10, 2014 SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Philippines
Roy Sumugat 5–0 Win TKO 6 (6), 0:56 Mar 1, 2014 Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino, Parañaque, Philippines
Hagibis Quinones 4–0 Win KO 1 (4), 2:40 Sep 26, 2013 Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
John Rey Melligen 3–0 Win UD 12 Sep 24, 2013 Escalante City Coliseum, Escalante, Philippines
Jamjam Ungon 2–0 Win TKO 1 (4), 1:55 Jul 13, 2013 Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino, Pasay, Philippines
Melton Sandal 1–0 Win KO 1 (1), 2:09 May 25, 2013 Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines

Assessment of Mark Magsayo's Skills & Abilities:

Mark Magsayo is a boxer known for his aggressive and impressive fighting style. He moves quickly on his feet and throws punches rapidly, making it challenging for his opponents to keep up with the fast-paced action.

Even though Mark Magsayo fights aggressively, he doesn't let his emotions take over. He's a smart boxer with excellent natural instincts. Magsayo can read his opponents effectively and adapt his style accordingly.

He knows the right times to attack and defend, and he's not hesitant to use his footwork to create opportunities for his punches. But when it comes to defense, Mark Magsayo is good but lacks a few weaknesses that his opponent often looks to target.

Physical Attributes of Magnifico Magsayo

Age 26
Height 5 Feet 6 Inches (168 cm)
Weight 57.27 (126 lbs)
Stance Orthodox
Reach 68 Inches (173 Inches)

Last bout of Mark Magsayo:

Mark Magsayo’s last fight was against Isaac Avelar back on 9 December 2023. Magsayo knocked out Avelar in the 3rd round of the fight meant to be an 8-round. The referee didn't have to count as the left hook by Magsayo on the Chin of Avelar in the 3rd round proved too hot to handle and Avelar was knocked out.

The match was scheduled at the Infinite Reality Studios in Long Beach, California. This victory was a big relief for the Magsayo after two consecutive defeats from Ray Vergas, and Brandon Figueroa respectively.

Upcoming Bouts of Magsayo:

Currently, Magsayo has not scheduled any fight till now and there are a few boxers in his weight division like Leo Santa Cruz, Gary Russel Junior, and Isaac Dogboe that might be interested in fighting with Magsayo in 2024 however, no official announcement has been made yet.