Mark Magsayo vs. Shota Hayashi

FINAL SCORE

Mark Magsayo Winner via Unanimous Decision
Shota Hayashi

In a very intense boxing fight between champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo of the Philippines and Shota Hayashi of Japan, the Filipino boxer defeated his foe via unanimous decision on Saturday night held at Bohol Wisdom School in the city of Tagbilaran, Bohol.

The three designated judges all scored 116-112 in favor of Magsayo.

The 22-year-old Filipino boxing champion retained his International Featherweight title after defeating the 35-year-old opponent from Aichi, Japan. However, Magsayo did not won the fight with his usual stunning performance and power punching skills. Hayashi showed enough toughness and perseverance to fight until the final round of the bout.

On the other hand, the boxing champion from the Philippines somehow proved his worth in retaining the World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Featherweight championship belt in his hand after the victory on Saturday for the “Pinoy Pride 43” tournament.

Magsayo was able to keep his composure, despite looking exhausted in the final few rounds of the fight. He managed to land solid punches to his Japanese foe, but Hayashi is simply impressive and tough in standing his ground in avoiding a possible knockout.

With his victory, “Magifico” now improved his record to 18-0 (13 wins via KO), while the Japanese boxer now has a record of 30-7-1 (18 wins via KO). Hayashi will be evaluating his boxing career and might decide if he would continue fighting or not.

According to Edito Villamor, they had expected that the 35-year-old veteran Japanese boxer is a tough opponent. Villamor is the current head trainer of the ALA Boxing Gym.

After his win, they might be considering a title fight against featherweight champion Oscar Valdez.

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