The bout is currently pencilled in for April 23rd at the Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, on the under-card of a show headlined by Nonito Donaire (36-3, 23), who is expected to be facing Hungarian Zsolt Bedak (25-1, 8) in a defense of the WBO Super Bantamweight title.
For Magsayo to get that bout he will need to over-come Eduardo Montoya (17-3-1, 13) on February 27th, at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino on the up coming ALA show, "Pinoy Pride 35: Stars of the Future". Whilst Magsayo will be heavily favoured over Montoya he will know that he can't afford to look past the Mexican, who may see this as a great chance to make a name for himself.
Of course a bout with Avalos would be a huge step up in class for "Magnifico" but it's a calculated gamble from ALA who know that their man needs to be tested and know that although less experienced that Avalos Magsayo is natually bigger, younger and fresher man. They will also be aware that Avalos is a "name" of sorts, having been a regular on US TV, as he was often featured on "ShoBox" and has fought some recognisable world level names, including Calr Frampton and the very hotly tipped Oscar Valdez, both of whom stopped Avalos in the 5th round.