Mark Magsayo out to indicate he is the most effective featherweight vs Gary Russell Jr.

–Mark Magsayo (R) of the Philippines

FILE–Mark Magsayo (R) of the Philippines backflips celebrates after defeating Julio Ceja (L) of Mexico throughout the WBA Featherweight Title Eliminator boxing match at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 21, 2021. (Photograph by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines—Mark Magsayo goals to make a powerful case in his first world title struggle.

Magsayo (23-0, 16KOs) challenges WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18KOs) on January 22 in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey in a bout the place the unbeaten Filipino hopes to place the division on discover.

“I’m gonna present the world that I’m the most effective on this weight,” Magsayo stated Wednesday on Boxing Social. “I’ve been ready for this time so I’m gonna do my finest to win the struggle.”

The 26-year-old Magsayo goes into the struggle driving excessive following his gutsy win over Julio Ceja of Mexico final August.

Exhibiting nice resolve, Magsayo overcame a fifth spherical knockdown to dish out a brutal knockout win within the tenth spherical.

The win was voted Knockout of the 12 months by means of the Premier Boxing Champions’ Twitter and YouTube polls.

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