Mark Magsayo snatch the title from Gary Russell by majority decision 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 to become the newly WBC featherweight Champion in which Russell’s hold in almost 7 years.
Russell with (31-2) including 18 knockouts and hold the WBC featherweight title since March 28,2015, while Mark Magsayo entered the fight with (24-0) including 16 knockouts.
After the match Russell told the media that he will request a rematch, despite his injury he felt he still gave Magsayo “a good boxing match”.
The win makes Magsayo as the latest Filipino Champion in boxing and still undefeated with (25-0) , meanwhile Manny Pacquiao congratulated him for winning the title.
Congratulations,on your first world championship! Thank you for bringing honor to our country by becoming the latest Filipino world boxing champion. Welcome to the club.
Magsayo said “I am so proud “that I am a champion now.”