Former champions collide when Brandon Figueroa faces Mark Magsayo for the interim WBC featherweight title on March 4. The fight takes place at the Toyota Center in Ontario, California.
The current WBC champion is Rey Vargas, who beat Magsayo in July to win the belt.
Figueroa (23-1-1, 18 KOs) turned pro in 2015. He is looking to become a two-division champion. In 2019 he beat Yonfrez Parejo to become the interim WBA super-bantamweight titleholder. Upgraded to full champion shortly thereafter, Figueroa kicked open the door to stardom by stopping WBC counterpart Luis Nery in the seventh round of a unification bout. Not long after, he lost the belts against Stephen Fulton.
Figueroa last fought in July, beating Carlos Castro via TKO in his featherweight debut. The 26-year-old is now aiming to dominate at 126 pounds.
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“I can’t wait to get back in the ring to do what I love,” said Figueroa. “I want to fight the best, so I’m very motivated to be up against a former champion at featherweight like Magsayo. I’m confident that we’re going to give the fans a great fight because neither of us like to take a step back. This is my chance to really show what I’m capable of at 126 pounds, and I’m just eager to dominate and prove it to the world.”
A WBO international featherweight champion, Magsayo won the WBC-ABC featherweight title in 2019 against Panya Uthok. In January, he beat Gary Russell Jr. for the WBC featherweight title. However, his reign came to a quick end when Vargas beat him via split decision in his maiden defense.
The chance to return to the spotlight is enticing to Magsayo, who has 16 wins via knockout.
“Figueroa and I both like to move forward, so everyone knows exactly what kind of fight this will be,” said Magsayo. “My goals are to give the fans the action they love and to regain my place in this division. I’m ready to face anyone they put in front of me. This is a true Mexican versus Filipino style matchup, and I can’t wait to get back in the ring to perform once again.”
Here is all you need to know ahead of Figueroa vs. Magsayo, from time, channel, odds, card, and more.
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When is Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo?
- Date: Saturday, March 4 | Sunday, March 5
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT
- Main event: 11:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 a.m. GMT | 3:30 p.m. AEDT (approximate)
Figueroa vs. Magsayo will take place on Saturday, March 4. The main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT. Figueroa and Magsayo should make their way to the ring around 11:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 a.m. GMT | 3:30 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. March 4||Showtime|
|United Kingdom||Sun. March 5||TBA|
|Australia||Sun. March 5||TBA|
In the United States, Figueroa vs. Magsayo is available on Showtime.
Viewers can stream Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, a laptop, or any mobile or tablet device.
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Where is Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo?
Figueroa vs. Magsayo takes place at Ontario, California’s Toyota Arena. The arena can hold up to 11,000+ people.
How much do tickets for Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo cost?
Tickets start at $40, per TicketSmarter.
Prices then range from $50, $60, $70, $80, $90, $100, $200, $300, $400, and $638.
Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo betting odds
Per Caesars, Brandon Figueroa is the -300 favorite, while Mark Magsayo is the +240 underdog.
In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Brandon Figueroa is the -242 favorite, while Mark Magsayo is the +176 underdog.
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Brandon Figueroa record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: December 29, 1996
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 72.5 inches
- Total fights: 25
- Record: 23-1-1 with 18 wins via knockout
Mark Magsayo record and bio
- Nationality: Filipino
- Born: June 22, 1995
- Height: 5-6 1/2
- Reach: 68 inches
- Total fights: 25
- Record: 24-1 with16 wins via knockout
Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo fight card
- Brandon Figueroa vs. Mark Magsayo for the interim WBC featherweight title
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Armando Resendiz; Middleweights
- Amilcar Vidal vs. Elijah Garcia; Middleweights