Mark Magsayo biography: 13 things about Filipino boxer born in Tagbiliran City, Bohol

Professionally known as Mark Magsayo, Jessel Mark Araula Magsayo is a Filipino undefeated professional boxer. His fight name is Magnifico.

Magsayo is 5’6″ tall and he fights in the featherweight division. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Tagbiliran City, Bohol, Philippines.
  2. In 2003, he started boxing.
  3. He won four championships in the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) before turning professional in 2013 at the age of 18.
  4. From 2013 to 2018, he was signed with ALA Promotions, which is based in Cebu, Philippines.
  5. In 2013, he defeated four Filipino opponents namely Melton Sandal, Jamjam Ungon, John Rey Melligen and Hagibis Quinones.
  6. In 2014, he defeated three Filipino opponents namely Roy Sumugat, Ernesto Tata and Jessie Tuyor and two Korean opponents namely Hyuk Tak Joo and Moon Sun Jung.
  7. In 2015, he defeated two Mexican opponents namely Rafael Reyes and Yardley Suarez and one Thai opponent named Sukpraserd Ponpitak.
  8. On March 27, 2016, he won the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Youth Featherweight Championship title by beating Eduardo Montoya of Mexico via unanimous decision in Cebu City, Philippines. On April 23, 2016, he knocked out Chris Avalos of the United States in Cebu City and won the WBO International Featherweight Championship title, which he successfully defended on September 24, 2016 by defeating Ramiro Robles of Mexico via unanimous decision in Carson, California, USA.
  9. On April 29, 2017, he knocked out Issa Nampepeche of Tanzania in Cebu City. He successfully defended his WBO International Featherweight Championship title by knocking out Daniel Diaz of Nicaragua in Cebu City on July 8, 2017 and from Shota Hayashi of Japan in Tagbiliran City on November 25, 2017.
  10. In 2018, he went on hiatus. In June 2018, he signed with Now Boxing Promotions.
  11. On April 12, 2019, he knocked out Ery “Erick Deztroyer” Subiyasno of Indonesia in Singapore. On August 29, 2019, he won the World Boxing Council (WBC)-Asian Boxing Council (ABC) Featherweight Championship title by defeating Panya Uthok of Thailand in Tagbiliran City.
  12. On October 4, 2020, he defeated Rigoberto Hermosillo of the U.S. via split decision in Los Angeles, California.
  13. On April 10, 2021, he knocked out Pablo Cruz of the U.S. in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. On August 21, 2021, he knocked out Julio Ceja of Mexico in Paradise, Nevada, USA, which improved his professional boxing record to 23 wins and 0 loss.


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