By Marisol Bo-oc | 10:25 AM July 11, 2022

Mark Magsayo has vowed to ‘come back stronger’ after title loss to Rey Vargas after the latter won take a split decision
in the showdown at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

“Thank you to my team and all the fans that supported me. I am young and still have a lot to learn. Congratulations to Rey Vargas and his team. I will come back stronger and better. Will work on my mistakes. This is boxing. Thank you everyone,” Magsayo posted on Facebook.

Vargas won the World Boxing Council featherweight title on Saturday.

Two judges scored the bout 115-112 for Vargas while the third saw Magsayo a 114-113 winner.

Magsayo, 27, and Vargas, 31, traded flurries of punches from the opening seconds, with intense toe-to-toe exchanges setting a tone round after round.

“It was a great fight,” Vargas said. “I have no words to describe what happened. I’m so proud. It’s my second title. It’s going back with me to Mexico.”

Vargas, the former WBC super bantamweight champion, improved to 36-0 by taking the 126-pound crown.

Magsayo, who won the title in January with a majority decision over American Gary Russell Jr., fell to 24-1.

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