Pinoy boxer Mark Magsayo gets commendation from Philippine Senate
ALA Boxing star Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo gets commendation from the Philippine Senate following his unanimous decision win over Japan's Shota Hayashi at Pinoy Pride 43 in Bohol. (Photo courtesy of the Senate of the Philippines on Facebook)
It’s been quite the year for ALA Boxing rising star Mark ‘Magnifico’ Magsayo.
After starting the year with a first-round TKO win over Tanzanian Issa Nampepeche in Cebu, Magsayo earned the opportunity to headline his first card at Pinoy Pride 41: New Generation Warriors in Cebu last July.
In his first main event bout, Magsayo starched Daniel Diaz of Nicaragua in just under two minutes.
To close out his strong 2017, Magsayo again found himself on the top bill of a Pinoy Pride card, and in his hometown of Tagbilaran, Bohol at that, taking on Shota Hayashi at Pinoy Pride 43.
Showing that he’s not just a head-hunting knockout artist, Magsayo outpointed Hayashi en route to a unanimous decision win and extended his unbeaten record to eighteen fights.
More importantly, Magsayo may have just earned the right to call himself the mandatory challenger to Oscar Valdez’s WBO featherweight world championship.
To honor Magsayo’s recent success, the 22-year old Boholano was given a special commendation from the Philippine Senate.
A great way to end the year for Magsayo and the rest of the ALA Boxing stable, who are looking forward to a big 2018.