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Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo wins WBC featherweight belt, becomes 5th active Filipino world boxing champion

Mark Magsayo wins WBC featherweight belt
  • Boxer Mark Magsayo kept his undefeated record intact by beating Gary Russell Jr. to win the World Boxing Council featherweight belt.
  • Magsayo is now the fifth active Filipino world boxing champion, joining current champs Rene Cuarto, Jerwin Ancajas, John Riel Casimero and Nonito Donaire.

Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo secured a majority decision win over American boxer Gary Russell Jr. and received the World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight belt in Atlantic City on Saturday.

#AndNew 🇵🇭🙌🏼 @markmagsayo_MMM ends Gary Russell Jr’s title reign to become the WBC Featherweight World Champion. #RussellMagsayo pic.twitter.com/oWSYIwGoyf