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Brandon Figueroa vs Mark Magsayo report
Who won Figueroa vs Magsayo?
Brandon Figueroa beat Mark Magsayo by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 4th March 2023 at Toyota Arena in Ontario.
The scorecards were announced as 117-109, 117-109, 118-108 in favor of winner Brandon Figueroa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the WBC featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Amilcar Vidal was defeated by Elijah Garcia and Jarrett Hurd lost to Jose Armando Resendiz.
Figueroa vs Magsayo stats
Brandon Figueroa stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Mark Magsayo made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Brandon Figueroa was the younger man by 1 year, at 26 years old.
Figueroa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Magsayo. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Brandon Figueroa & Mark Magsayo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Figueroa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 11 months later than Magsayo, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 153 to Magsayo's 155.
Brandon Figueroa went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC at featherweight.
Mark Magsayo was ranked number 2 by the WBC in the 126lb division.
Figueroa vs Magsayo form
Brandon Figueroa had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Carlos Castro on 9th July 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Alamodome, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Stephen Fulton on 27th November 2021 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Park Theater, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Luis Nery on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
Before that, he had beat Damien Vazquez on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
He had drawn with Julio Ceja on 23rd November 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Magsayo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Pablo Cruz on 10th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Rigoberto Hermosillo on 3rd October 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Microsoft Theater, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Pungluang Sor Singyu on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bohol Wisdom School Gym, Bohol, Philippines.
Before that, he had defeated Shota Hayashi on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bohol Wisdom School Gym, Bohol.
He had won against Daniel Diaz on 8th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at IEC Convention Center, Barangay Mabolo, Cebu.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brandon Figueroa had been fighting more than Mark Magsayo.
Going to this contest, Brandon Figueroa had last fought 8 months and 22 days ago, while Mark Magsayo's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 21 days ago.
Figueroa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Magsayo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Figueroa vs Magsayo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Toyota Arena, Ontario, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Figueroa vs Magsayo?
The ShowTime show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Figueroa vs Magsayo?
Brandon Figueroa was a 4/9 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Mark Magsayo made his way into the ring at 15/8 (+190) with oddsmakers.
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