Gary Russell Jr. vs. Mark Magsayo Betting
Gary Russell Jr. will defend his WBC featherweight title against Mark Magsayo on Saturday, January 22 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and can be seen on Showtime. Russell Jr. comes into the fight with a record of 31-1 with 18 knockouts, while Magsayo is 23-0 with 16 knockouts. Russell Jr. won the WBC featherweight title in 2015 and has successfully defended it five times. Magsayo has won all 23 of his fights but is relatively untested, with his last win coming against Julio Ceja in August.
When: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Why: WBC Featherweight Title Fight
On Saturday, January 22, 2022, Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 knockouts) will face Mark Magsayo (23-0, 16 knockouts) in a 12-round featherweight bout. Specifically, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey is the venue. Showtime will provide television coverage.
Gary Russell Jr. vs. Mark Magsayo Boxing Odds
Mark Magsayo +392
Gary Russell Jr. -575
WBC Featherweight Title Bout
Gary Russell Jr, age 33, is the current WBC featherweight champion. His career record is 31-1 with 18 knockouts. Russell Jr. stands five feet, four-and-one half inches tall and fights from a southpaw stance. Russell Jr. is a native of Washington, D.C. and currently resides in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
Russell Jr. is unbeaten in his last five fights. He is coming off a unanimous decision win against Tugstsogt Nyambayar in February of 2020. He won by 5th round TKO against Kiko Martinez in May of 2019, won by unanimous decision against Joseph Diaz in May of 2018, won by 7th round TKO against Oscar Escandon in May of 2017 and won by 2nd round knockout against Patrick Hyland in April of 2016.
Magsayo, age 26, is ranked No. 2 in the WBC featherweight division. His career record is 23-0 with 16 knockouts. Magsayo stands five feet, six inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. Magsayo is a native of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines and currently resides in Rizal, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Magsayo is 5-0 in his last five fights. He is coming off a 10th round knockout of Julio Ceja last August. He won by 4th round TKO against Pablo Cruz in April of last year, won a split decision against Rigoberto Hermosillo in October of 2020, won a unanimous decision against Panya Uthok in August of 2019 and won by 4th round knockout against Erick Deztroyer in April of 2019.
Gary Russell Jr. vs. Mark Magsayo
Russell Jr. said that he would like to fight Gervonta Davis but that he is not overlooking Magsayo. “I never overlook anybody. Of course I want the Gervonta Davis fight.” Russell Jr. said to the media, “But I’m focused on Magsayo. He’s the one who worked his way into this position to fight me. Davis is in no rush, so I’m going to remain focused on a true warrior who’s getting into the ring with me.”
Magsayo wants to show the world that he deserves respect in the featherweight division. “I want to prove to the people everywhere that I’m the best featherweight in the world.”
Magsayo said to the media, “I don’t think Gary has faced anyone since he became champion that has the skills that I have. I’m going to go in there to show him something he’s never seen before and we’ll see how he reacts.”
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