Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
24-1-0
31-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Featherweight Championship

The tape

27
Age
34
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 5" / 164 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
64.2" / 163 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

SD 12MD 12KO 10TKO 4SD 10
Form
MD 12UD 12TKO 5UD 12TKO 7
24
Wins
31
16
By KO
18
67
KO%
58
1
Losses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009
143
Pro rounds
172

Current rankings @ Featherweight

3
The Ring
9
9
WBA
-
3
WBC
4
7
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Mark Magsayo vs Gary Russell Jr preview

When is Magsayo vs Russell Jr II?

Mark Magsayo could take on Gary Russell Jr in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

The contest would be for the WBC featherweight championship of the world.

Magsayo vs Russell Jr II stats

Mark Magsayo would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Gary Russell Jr would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Magsayo would have a slight advantage in power over Russell Jr, with a 67% knock out percentage over Russell Jr's 58%.

Mark Magsayo is the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.

Magsayo has a height advantage of 1 inch over Russell Jr. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Mark Magsayo fights out of the orthodox stance, while Gary Russell Jr is a southpaw.

Magsayo is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 4 months later than Russell Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 29 less professional rounds, 143 to Russell Jr's 172.

Mark Magsayo goes into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 3 by the RING at featherweight.

Gary Russell Jr is currently ranked number 4 by the WBC and 9 by the RING in the 126lb division.

Magsayo vs Russell Jr II form

Magsayo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Rey Vargas on 9th July 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Gary Russell Jr on 22nd January 2022 by majority decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Borgata Hotel Casino, New Jersey.

Going into that contest, he had beat Julio Ceja on 21st August 2021 by knockout in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.

Before that, he had won against Pablo Cruz on 10th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

He had beat Rigoberto Hermosillo on 3rd October 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Microsoft Theater, California.

Russell Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Mark Magsayo on 22nd January 2022 by majority decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Borgata Hotel Casino, New Jersey, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Tugstsogt Nyambayar on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kiko Martinez on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland.

He had beat Oscar Escandon on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Mark Magsayo has been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.

Mark Magsayo last fought 5 months ago, while Gary Russell Jr's last outing was 10 months and 17 days ago.

Magsayo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Russell Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

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