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Magsayo vs. Vargas – Stats & Preview

WBC STATS WBC FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE CHAMPIONSHIP ALAMODOME SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA 

JULY 9, 2022

 TV: SHOWTIME    

THIS WILL BE WBC’S 2, 145 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE   FIGHT   IN   THE   FIFTY-NINE YEAR HISTORY OF THE WBC

TOM BROWN & TGB PROMOTIONS, PRESENTS:

 

MARK MAGSAYO

(PHILIPPINES)

WBC CHAMPION

 

Nationality:     Philippines

Date of Birth:  June 22, 1995

Birthplace:      Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Phil

Residence:       Rizal, Manila, Phil

Alias:               Magnifico

Record:           24-0-0, 16 ko’s

Age:                 27

Guard:            Orthodox

Total rounds:   131

World Titles Fights:  1 (1-0-0)

Trainer:           Freddie Roach

Manager:         Peter Seva

Promoter:        MP Promotions

 

  REY VARGAS

(MEXICO)

WBC no. 1 / CHALLENGER

Nationality:     Mexico

Date of Birth:  November 25, 1990

Birthplace:      Otumba, Estado de México

Residence:       Otumba, Estado de México

Alias:               El Rey

Record:           35-0-0, 22 ko’s

Age:                 31

Guard:            Orthodox

Total rounds:   210

World Titles Fights:  6 (6-0-0)

Trainer:           Ignacio Beristain

Advisor:          Al Haymon

Promoter:        Premier Boxing Champion

 

 

WBC´S FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

 

NAME            PERIODO CHAMPION          NAME          PERIODO CHAMPION

 

 

  1. DAVEY MOORE (US) + 1963
  2. ULTIMINIO RAMOS (MEX) + 1963 – 1964
  3. VICENTE SALDIVAR (MEX) + 1964 – 1967
  4. HOWARD WINSTONE (GALES) + 1968
  5. JOSE LEGRA (CUBA) 1968 – 1969
  6. JOHNNY FAMECHON (FRAN) 1969 – 1970
  7. VICENTE SALDIVAR (MEX) * + 1970
  8. KUNIAKI SHIBATA (JAPAN) 1970 – 1972
  9. CLEMENTE SANCHEZ (MEX) + 1972
  10. JOSE LEGRA (CUBA) * 1972 – 1973
  11. EDER JOFRE (BRA) 1973
  12. BOBBY CHACON (US) 1974 – 1975
  13. RUBEN OLIVARES (MEX) 1975
  14. DAVID KOTEY (GHANA) 1975 – 1976
  15. DANNY LOPEZ (US) 1976 – 1980
  16. SALVADOR SANCHEZ (MEX) + 1980 – 1982
  17. JUAN LAPORTE (P. RICO) 1982 – 1984
  18. WILFREDO GOMEZ (P. RICO) 1984
  19. AZUMAH NELSON (GHANA) 1984 – 1987
  20. JEFF FENECH (AUST) 1988 – 1990
  21. MARCOS VILLASANA (MEX) 1990 – 1991
  22. PAUL HODKINSON (GB) 1991 – 1993
  23. GOYO VARGAS (MEX) 1993
  24. KEVIN KELLEY (US) 1993 – 1995
  25. ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ (MEX) 1995
  26. MANUEL MEDINA (MEX) 1995
  27. LUISITO ESPINOSA (PHIL) 1995 – 1999
  28. CESAR SOTO (MEX) 1999
  29. NASEEM HAMED (GB) 1999
  30. GUTY ESPADAS (MEX) 200 – 2001
  31. ERIK MORALES (MEX) 2001 – 2002
  32. MARCO A. BARRERA (MEX) 2002
  33. ERIK MORALES (MEX) * 2002 – 2003
  34. INJIN CHI (KOREA) 2004 – 2006
  35. TAKASHI KOSHIMOTO (JAPAN) 2006
  36. HUMBERTO SOTO (MEX) Interim 2005 – 2006
  37. RODOLFO LOPEZ (MEX) 2006
  38. INJIN CHI (KOREA) * 2006
  39. JORGE LINARES (VEN) 2007
  40. OSCAR LARIOS (MEX) 2008 – 2009
  41. TAHAKAHIRO AOH (JAP) 2009
  42. ELIO ROJAS (DOM. R.) 2009 – 2010
  43. HOZUMI HASEGAWA (JAP) 2010-2011
  44. JHONNY GONZALEZ (MEX) 2011-2012
  45. DANIEL PONCE DE LEON (MEX) 2012-2013
  46. ABNER MARES (MEXICO) 2013
  47. JHONNY GONZALEZ (MEXICO) * 2013–2015
  48. OSCAR ESCANDON (COL) Interim 2016 – 2017
  49. GARY RUSSELL (US) 2015 – 2022
  50. MARK MAGSAYO (PHIL) 2022 –

* REGAINED

 

WBC´S FEATHERWEIGHT TOP TEN CHAMPIONS

 

1 SALVADOR SANCHEZ (MEXICO) +

2 AZUMAH NELSON (GHANA)

3 ERIK MORALES (MEXICO)

4 MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA (MEXICO)

5 VICENTE SALDIVAR (MEXICO) +

6 ULTIMINIO RAMOS (MEXICO/CUBA) +

7 DAVEY MOORE (US) +

8 DANNY LOPEZ (US)

9 JEFF FENECH (AUSTRALIA)

10 MARCOS VILLASANA (MEXICO)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

 

44 WORLD CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZED BY THE WBC

OF WHICH ONLY 5 HAVE REGAINED THEIR TITLE:

VICENTE SALDIVAR (MEXICO)

JOSE LEGRA (CUBA-SPAIN)

ERIK MORALES (MEXICO)

INJIN CHI (KOREA)

JHONNY GONZALEZ (MEXICO

 

141 WORLD TITLE BOUTS, IN 15 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, HAVE BEEN HELD IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

 

65 TITLE FIGHTS HAVE BEEN HELD IN FEATHERWEIGHT IN UNITED STATES IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

 

WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY

 

USA                                   65

MEXICO                          23

JAPAN                              15

ENGLAND                        8

PUERTO RICO                5

AUSTRALIA                    5

PHILIPPINES                   3

KOREA                             3

IRELAND                         3

GHANA                            3

WALES                             2

ITALY                              2

BRAZIL                            2

FRANCE                           1

SPAIN                               1

TOTAL               141

 

 

WBC TITLE FIGHTS IN TEXAS STATE IN

THE WBC HISTORY

 

 

76 WORLD TITLE FIGHTS HAVE BEEN HELD IN TEXAS STATE AND 24 IN THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO IN THE WBC HISTORY

 

13 TITLE FIGHTS IN THE FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN TEXAS STATE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

AND

THIS WILL BE THE 77 WBC TITLE FIGHTS IN TEXAS STATE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

 

 

FIGHTS BY DIVISION IN TEXAS STATE IN THE WBC HISTORY

 

 

 

FEATHER                                   13

SUPERWELTER                         9

WELTER                                     9

LIGHT                                         8

MIDDLE                                     6

SUPERFEATHER                       6

SUPERLIGHT                             5

SUPERBANTAM                         5

HEAVY                                        4

SUPERMIDDLE                         3

SUPERFLY                                 4

FLY                                             2

BANTAM                                    1

  1. FLY 1

                           TOTAL FIGHTS            76

 

WBC TITLE FIGHTS BETWEEN

MEXICO & PHILIPPINES

 

THERE HAS BEEN 59 WBC TITLE FIGHTS BETWEEN MEXICO vs. PHILIPPINES

 

MEXICO HAS WON 37 WBC TITLE FIGHTS

PHILIPPINES HAS WON 21 WBC TITLE FIGHTS AND 1 DRAW

 

MEMORABLE FIGHTS

  

05/02/1977            CARLOS ZARATE – FERNANDO CABANELA                TKO 3                NAUCALPAN               BA

29/05/1982            RAFAEL LIMON – ROLANDO NAVARRETE                   KO 12                LAS VEGAS                  SFE

20/03/1987            GILBERTO ROMAN – FRANK CEDEÑO                            DEC 12              MEXICALI                     SFL

19/12/1990            ROLANDO PASCUA – HUMBERTO GONZALEZ           KO 6                   INGLEWOOD               LF

25/03/1991            MELCHOR COB CASTRO – ROLANDO PASCUA          TKO 10              INGLEWOOD               LF

16/03/1992            RICARDO LOPEZ – PRETTY BOY LUCAS                        DEC 12              MEXICO CITY             ST

01/03/1996            LUISITO ESPINOSA – ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ           KO 4                   GUADALAJARA         FE

24/04/1999            MANNY PACQUIAO – GABRIEL MIRA                             KO 4                   MANILA                         FL

15/05/1999            CESAR SOTO – LUISITO ESPINOSA                                   DEC 12              EL PASO                         FE

31/07/1999            ERIK MORALES – REYNANTE JAMILI                             TKO 6                TIJUANA                        SB

14/04/2000            GUTY ESPADAS JR. – LUISITO ESPINOSA                      TDEC 11           MERIDA                         FE

02/02/2001            JOSE ANTONIO AGUIRRE – MANNY MELCHOR         DEC 12              TIJUANA                        ST

21/01/2006            MANNY PACQUIAO – ERIK MORALES                            TKO 10              LAS VEGAS                  SFE

02/07/2006            MANNY PACQUIAO – OSCAR LARIOS                             UD 12                MANILA                         SFE

15/03/2008            MANNY PACQUIAO – JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ      DEC 12              LAS VEGAS                  SFE

19/06/2010            OMAR NIÑO – RODEL MAYOL                                            UD 12                SAN JUAN DEL RIO  LF

13/11/2010            MANNY PACQUIAO – ANTONIO MARGARITO            UD 12                ARLINGTON                SW

19/02/2011            NONITO DONAIRE – FERNANDO MONTIEL                  KO 2                   LAS VEGAS                  BA

 

 O go with Mark Vs Rey

By James Blears

One 0 will have to go, when undefeated WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo (24-0, 16 KO`s) defends the title against unbeaten former WBC super- bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (35-0, 22 KO`s), on Saturday July 9th at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas.

A lone victor will emerge from this battle of big puncher against accomplished boxer. Rey aged 31 has gone through a seven fight drought of no stoppage victories, since winning his title in Hull`s Ice Arena in Yorkshire, England back in 2017, when he defeated local lad Gavin McDonnell for the vacant title.

Rey fractured his left foot and it took almost two years of recovery, recuperation and therapy to step back into the ring, this time as a featherweight against Leonardo Baez last November, winning a convincing UD. Prior to that, just how the gangling Rey, who hails from Otumba, near the Pyramid of the Sun and moon in the State of Mexico, maintained the one hundred and twenty two pounds limit, was a slender marvel. He stands a lofty five feet ten and a half inches tall and has a seventy and a half inches reach, compared to Mark from the Philipinnes aged 27, who`s five feet six with a sixty eight inches reach.

Seasoned genius in their respective corners, with Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain guiding Rey and Freddie Roach the Chief Second of Mark, who`s the protégé of Manny Pacquiao.

Mark fought an epic against Julio Ceja in the eliminator to fight long time champion Gary Russell Jr. He decked “Pollito” with a mighty single left hook in round one. But Julio got up, dug deep and fought back to return the favor in round five, dispatching Mark to the canvass with a stunning left hook of his own. Sinking body shots and the bloodying of Mark`s nose, convinced him he was in a titanic fight. He appeared to lose the plot, until in round ten, when he backed Julio on to the ropes, landed a straight right through the gloves which wobbled the Mexican and then ruthlessly landing a second even harder right, which knocked him flat out unconscious.

Southpaw master craftsman Gary injured his right shoulder two weeks before the bout with Mark, but decided to go ahead. A tendon tore in the fourth round, presenting a major setback to Gary, who bravely fought on, resourcefully relying on his cultured left. But Mark won a deserved MD and with it the title.

Rey is a superb boxer, who can fight effectively on the front or the back foot. He uses his long ramrod left jab to good effect and unusually for such a tall man, he`s fond of softening up opponents with a punishing attack to the body. When he`s landed his punches, he moves back and often as not laterally, to avoid incoming flak. He throws a high volume of punches, moves well, has very fast hands and he`s difficult to catch cleanly. But he doesn`t carry the velocity pep power wallop of Mark, who can and does blast out opponents.

It`ll be interesting to gauge whether the extra four pounds will provide Rey with more impactful power. At featherweight he looks less gaunt and hollow cheeked. Mark is a natural, big featherweight and robustly strong with it. Mark must get inside Rey`s reach and attack at close range. He`s at his best when he backs opponents up against the ropes and uses that extraordinary power to dispatch them. To win, he must trap and pin the elusive Rey, who will try to remain a highly mobile will of the wisp opponent who won`t prove to be an easy or static target.

Outside the ring Rey often wears glasses. Inside it he`s well focused and laser accurate. Mark might not be able to outbox him, but he possesses that real clout. Rey will never been hit as hard as he`s going to be in this fight. It`ll test his capacity to defend himself under the severest pressure and his tungsten like determination, because in this fight someone`s willpower will have to bend and even break.

As a super bantamweight, Rey has always enjoyed considerable size, height, reach and strength advantages. This will not be so much the case against Mark, who won`t be outsized. Rey has been a pro for three years longer than Mark. In the last several years his fights have all gone the distance, so even considering his superb boxing skills, he`s picked up and collected more wear and tear.

Arguably Rey`s finest performance as WBC super- bantamweight champion was his second defense, against Oscar Negrete of Colombia who up to then, was undefeated in seventeen fights. Rey totally dominated, masterfully winning a wide UD.

Up to now, Mark`s finest hour was overcoming adversity to KO former WBC super- bantamweight champion Julio Ceja, demonstrating his prodigious power. The learning curve at this unforgiving championship level for both Mark and Rey will be steep and sharp. Whoever applies, adapts and inflicts will dent the other`s undefeated record, taking it away forever.

In the Columbo episode entitled: “Any Old Port In A Storm,” wine conniseur Adrian Carsini, who`s finally outwitted and caught by the dogged and intrepid detective, in the gendre of Crime and Punishment, written by Fiodor Dostoyevski, praises his adroit ability to immerse himself in the art of perceptive palate, saying: “Lieutenant, you`re a good learner.” To which (Frank) Columbo smiles and replies: “That`s the nicest thing anyone ever said to me Sir.”

In this upcoming fight the lesson learned will be less a “Pleasence” than a necessity.

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