Watch Full Fight Video Highlights Of Gary Russell Jr Vs Mark Magsayo WBC Featherweight World championship which took place on Saturday night 22nd of January at the Borgata Event Center.
Fight Brief And Background
Gary Russell Jr has been the longest reigning Champion and has seemed untouchable since winning the title back in 2015. Owning a hand speed that is incomparable in his division, coupled with power that blows through many of his opponent.
The ones beaten featherweight champion will look to also fight through a tough period in his life, most recently enduring the passing of a love one, coupled with a slight injury, he seems unwilling to disclose and long layoffs, which has somehow been the characteristic of his title reign.
Russell Jr goes into the sixth title defence of the title he won back in 2015. Six meaning, he has been fighting ones every year since winning the title and this represents the longest if his layoff.
Mark Magsayo seems the next big fighter coming out of the Philippines, mentored by the just retiring “Senator” Manny Pacquiao and tipped by many to continue from where the eight division champion stopped. He sure showed some good signs with his impressive knockout victory over Julio Ceja in his last outing, which also was his ladder to the match up with Gary Russell Jr.
With road map looking more like the route taken by Manny Pacquiao himself back in 20 years ago, Magsayo enters his first world title fight against one of the best In his division, even the very best.
Russell Jr Vs Mark Magsayo Full Card Results