Roach wants to see more from Magsayo despite win | Inquirer Sports

Roach wants to see more from Magsayo despite win

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 02:49 PM October 07, 2020

Mark Magsayo

Filipino featherweight Mark Magsayo flexes his muscles during the official weigh-in ahead of his bout against Mexico’s Rigoberto Hermosillo at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photo from Marvin Somodio’s Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — Mark Magsayo survived a tough challenge from a game Rigoberto Hermosillo of Mexico last Sunday to remain undefeated.

But Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach knows Magsayo could’ve done much better in the featherweight bout.

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“Magsayo is one of the best punchers in our gym. He wasn’t letting his hands go enough,” said Roach as posted on boxingscene.com.

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“We just need him to keep throwing more combinations, but he did enough to win the fight and we’re grateful for that.”

With Magsayo (21-0, 14 KOs) reluctant at times to throw hands, Hermosillo was the more active fighter throughout the 10-rounder.

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According to CompuBox, Hermosillo threw (181-136) and landed (856-417) more than the Filipino.

The 25-year-old Tagbilaran City, Bohol native, though, connected the more definitive blows and was rewarded with a split-decision victory.

“I’m very happy to get this victory. Freddie got me in great shape for this fight and I’m happy working with him. I faced a tough fighter, but I know I’m ready to beat anyone in the division,” said Magsayo, who had Roach in his corner for the first time.

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