Last night Filipino prospect Mark Magsayo (15-0, 11) made the first defense of his WBO International Featherweight title as he dominated Mexican Ramiro Robles (13-6-1, 8) en route to a wide 12 round decision win.
The talented Magsayo looked a class above his Mexican foe, who was a late replacement for Ruben Garcia (17-2-1,7), from the off with Magsayo showing sharp movement and intelligent combination punching. The Filipino's success bred more success and in round 2 he hurt the Mexican with a flurry early in the round before scoring a knockdown with a sensational right hand with about a minute of the round left.
Magsayo would again drop Robles, in round 7, with a series of hard shots, but to his credit Robles got back up to his feet and continued to try battling against Magsayo, though failed to ever really make a mark on the Filipino prospect.
Although Robles continued to try fighting back he was never able to get a foothold in the bout and and lost with scores of 120-106, 119-107 and 118-108 to the Filipino, who was a very worthy winner.
With the win Magsayo will will continue to be a highly regarded prospect, and could find himself in the world title mix in the 12-18 months, as for Robles the youngster proved his gameness and will likely find himself against more prospects in the near future, though will only ever be a trial horses given the way he is matched. He will however be a very good trial horse and could make good money over the coming years from promoters looking to give their young prospects a good test.
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