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Magsayo stakes unbeaten mark in US 10-round fights

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FILIPINO featherweight titlist Mark Magsayo stakes his unblemished mark against late replacement Rigoberto Hermosillo of Mexico in a 10-round fight Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Considered as one of the best fighter ever signed under MP Promotions of Senator Manny Pacquiao, Magsayo tries to keep his winning streak going before UD viewers in the co-main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card.

The fight will be aired on FOX Sports 1 in the US.

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Magsayo, who has won all 20 fights before signing with Manny Pacquiao’s stable, came in at 127 lbs while Hermosillo tipped the scales at 126.6 lbs.

Odds favor the 25-year-old Magsayo but MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons is wary of Hermosillo, who became the Boholano native’s opponent after Jose Harro suddenly announced his retirement.

Hermosillo, 28, just came from two losses with a fight record of 10-2-1-1.

“It’s definitely going to be an acid test for him. He’s fighting a tough Mexican,” said Gibbons during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum.

“The guy doesn’t have a big record, but he had a lot of fights amateur-wise in Mexico. His record is very deceiving and he’s a very tough, rugged southpaw,” added Gibbons.

Magsayo’s fight comes a week after fellow MP stablemate John Riel Casimero retained the WBO bantamweight crown with a third-round stoppage of Duke Micah.

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