NEW PINOY RING HERO: Mark Magsayo beats Gary Russell to win WBC featherweight belt

Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo clinched the World Boxing Council featherweight belt after dethroning American Gary Russell Jr. with a majority decision win at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday, January 22 (Sunday, January 23, Manila time).

Unbeaten Mark Magsayo snatches WBC title from Gary Russell
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Two judges scored the bout 115-113, the other judge had it tied at 114-114. With the victory, Magsayo kept his immaculate record intact at 24-0.

Russel is the  longest active champion , who held the WBC title since March 2015.

Russell’s record dropped to 31-2.

Magsayo now joins Jerwin Ancajas, Nonito Donaire, and Johnriel Casimero in the growing list of Filipino world champions.

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