Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo, the ex-WBC featherweight world champ with a record of 24 wins (16 by knockout) and 2 losses, is gearing up for his return in the ring. This exciting event is part of the “New Blood” card by CBN Promotions, happening on December 9, 2023, at Infinite Reality Studios (you might know it as Thunder Studios) in Long Beach, California. Magsayo, the pride of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines, is all set to throw down with Isacc Avelar from Aguascalientes, Mexico, who brings a record of 17 wins (10 by knockout) and 6 losses to the table. Their junior lightweight fight, a solid 8 rounds of action, will be aired live in the early part of the show on www.FightStars.Network. Fans worldwide can catch all the action live on their gadgets or even cast it to their TVs for a bigger thrill.
The event kicks off at 5:00 pm PT, with the first fight ringing in just five minutes later. FOX Deportes will start their broadcast at 7:00 pm PT. If you’re itching to be part of the crowd, tickets are up for grabs starting at $50 (plus those pesky fees). Just ring 800-283-8699, shoot a text to 702-591-1638, or visit www.cbnpromotions.com. Infinite Reality Studios is waiting for you at 20434 S Santa Fe Ave, Long Beach, CA 90810. The whole card will stream live on www.FightStars.Network, and if you’re a bit late, you can catch it tape-delayed on Estrella TV.
Now, let’s hear what Magsayo has to say about his training camp, the fight with Avelar, and what winning means for his career:
Training Camp Gossips: Magsayo and Coach Marvin Somodio have been fine-tuning his skills, focusing on pacing for those later rounds. They’re pumping up his conditioning, and moving up to junior lightweight means a smoother weight-making process and a stronger Magsayo. He’s itching to get back in the ring.
Fight Talk with Isaac Avelar: Magsayo knows Avelar is no pushover. He respects Avelar’s heart and his track record. Confident in his own skills, Magsayo’s game plan is to wrap it up early, but he’s ready to go all the way if needed.
Career Chats: Having squared off with some boxing bigwigs in his last three fights, a win here for Magsayo is huge. It could boost his fame in the 130-pound division and edge him closer to becoming a two-division world champ. This fight? Super important for his career, and he’s all set for a win.
Fighting for the Philippines: Magsayo is thrilled that his Filipino fans can watch the fight live. He’s fighting with Filipino pride and is focused on nailing this fight for his people back home. Following instructions and securing a win? That’s the plan.
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