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Magsayo world title bid put on hold

Sportsman Tony Aldeguer, patriarch of the famous ALA Stable of Cebu, was glad that young star Mark Magsayo scored another knockout in his last fight. But Aldeguer was not exactly elated about the total result of Magsayo’s last bout.

Magsayo, 17-0, 13 KOs, toppled a Nicaraguan peddled as a former world title challenger. But Aldeguer was quick to explain the quickie KO win cannot be considered part of the build-up for Magsayo’s quest for a world crown.

Mark Magsayo (left) and his opponent, ex-world title challenger Daniel Diaz of Nicaragua, face spectators during the weigh-in event of Pinoy Pride 41 yesterday at the SM City Cebu event center. (CDN PHOTO/ LITO TECSON)
Aldeguer said they failed to see where Magsayo honestly stands now, no thanks to the tasteless first-round stoppage.

Explained Aldeguer: “At 22, we still find him (Magsayo) a work in progress. But although he’s ranked No. 2 featherweight by the WBO, we have no plans of rushing him to fight for a world title. It’s not in our agenda this time.”

Aldeguer said they failed to check on Magsayo’s defense.

“That’s the thing he lacks most. Defense. He was tested when he fought Chris Avalos, when he got knocked down and was hit hard several times because of his habit of bringing his hands down when throwing wild punches.”

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/257036/magsayo-world-title-bid-put-hold

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