By J. Jala | 10:32 AM August 21, 2021
Undefeated Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo is eyeing no less than a knockout win over Julio Ceja of Mexico, a former WBC super bantamweight champion, in the hopes of getting a title shot soon.
The 26-year-old Tagbilaran, Bohol native boxer said he has finally fulfilled his longtime dream of fighting alongside his idol Manny Pacquiao.
Serving as an undercard in the main event between Pacquiao and Cuban Yordenis Ugas, Magsayo is more than grateful to be part of history at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Aug. 21 (Sunday, Aug in the Philippines) there when he takes on Ceja in a featherweight bout.
“I was dreaming of this fight and praying that I hope I’m one of the undercards for Senator Manny Pacquiao and now my dream has come true,” said Magsayo during the final press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “So I’m gonna put my best for this fight and I’m sure I’m gonna win this fight.”
Ceja, 28, for his part, felt the same way and also vowed to knock out the Filipino boxer by being more “stronger” and “physical” in approach.
But Magsayo has a response for that and said, “Let’s see what he does. And I’m gonna do my best. It’s gonna be a brawl fight. Watch that.”