Magsayo: Fighting in the US is a 'dream come true'

Milan Ordoņez on Sep 04, 2015 02:02 PM
Magsayo: Fighting in the US is a 'dream come true'
Photo credit: Josh Albelda/ABS-CBN Sports

Twenty year old Mark Magsayo is a simple boxer with grander dreams.

Since his debut in 2013, he was able to wow the local audience with his tenacity and killer instinct inside the ring. He last fought at Pinoy Pride 31 in Cebu City last July, where he disposed of his Mexican opponent Rafael Reyes in five rounds of their scheduled ten-round bout.

With a record of 11-0 (nine victories by knockout), it would be unjust to keep Magsayo’s talents within the Philippine realm of boxing. Which was why ALA Promotions President and CEO Michael Aldeguer decided to give “Magnifico” a chance to showcase himself in front of a bigger audience.

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Magsayo will be part of ALA’s inaugural United States card entitled “Philippines vs. the World”, scheduled for October 17th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. And for the young fighter, the mere idea of fighting in the US is already a dream come true.

“Masaya kasi makakapunta nako sa US,” Magsayo said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN Sports. “Pangarap namin, lahat ng mga atleta gustong pumunta ng US. Kaya masayang-masaya ako.”

The Tacloban, Leyte native will be joining Pagara brothers Jason and Albert, and reigning WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes on the said card. And as he faces the biggest test of his budding career, Magsayo is aiming for nothing but to show what he is fully capable of as a fighter.

“Kailangan mas magapakita pa ako ng gilas para sa depensa ng belt ko. Gusto ko pang magkapangalan sa boxing kaya ipapakita ko lang pinaka mahusay ko sa laban.”

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