Magsayo dominates foe to remain unbeaten | Inquirer Sports

Magsayo dominates foe to remain unbeaten

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:31 PM April 11, 2021
Mark Magsayo

FILE – 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 stayed perfect after outclassing the United States’ Pablo Cruz in just four rounds in their featherweight 10-rounder Sunday (Manila time) at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The 25-year-old from Tagbilaran City, Bohol secured his 22nd victory and 14th knockout, his first in three fights.


Magsayo had Cruz’s number throughout the match sending the 34-year-old Texan to the mat thrice.

Cruz first went down in the middle of the second round after absorbing a stiff jab from Magsayo and he went down again in the third round when Magsayo unleashed a flurry of hooks.


Magsayo, who’s training under the tutelage of Freddie Roach, finally waylaid Cruz in the fourth with a cracking right straight prompting referee John Callas to stop the fight.

This was Magsayo’s second straight match in the United States.

Later in the card, Jerwin Ancajas successfully defended his IBF super flyweight title for the ninth time.

Ancajas beat a game Jonathan Rodriguez of Mexico via unanimous decision in a grueling battle.


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