Mark Magsayo set for homecoming as he headlines Pinoy Pride 43 in Bohol
Mark Magsayo puts his WBO International Featherweight championship in front of his hometown fans in Tagbilaran, Bohol. (FILE PHOTO)
Fresh off an impressive first-round TKO win over Daniel 'El General' Diaz in the main event of Pinoy Pride 41 in Cebu earlier this year, ALA Boxing young star Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo returns is set for a homecoming as he headlines Pinoy Pride 43 in Tagbilaran, Bohol on November 25th.
The unbeaten 22-year old will be fighting in front of his hometown for the first time in his career, and will be defending his WBO International Featherweight championship against Japanese veteran Shota Hayashi.
Aside from being a title defense, the main event bout could have massive world title implications for the 17-0 Magsayo. Currently ranked as the number two contender in the WBO's featherweight division, a win over Hayashi could establish the Boholano as the next challenger for the WBO Featherweight world championship, currently held by Oscar Valdez.
Before any talk of a world title opportunity, Magsayo must first get past Hayashi, who has won 14 of his last 15 contests.
Joining Magsayo on the card will 'Prince' Albert Pagara, who takes on Tanzania's Mohamed 'Chico' Kambaluta in a 10-round Junior Featherweight contest, while Jeo' Santino' Santisima faces Indonesia's Kichan 'The Lion from Borneo' Kim, also in a 10-round Junior Featherweight affair.
Check out the fight card below:
Pinoy Pride 43 happens on Saturday, November 25th in Tagbilaran, Bohol.