The team of Mark Magsayo is fired up after Saturday’s loss to Brandon Figueroa on Showtime Championship Boxing. CompuBox had Mark Magsayo out-landing Brandon Figueroa in total punches by a total of 179 punches over 593 thrown to 176 punches out of 653 thrown. Figueroa only landed one more power shot, 161, than Magsayo who landed 160 in terms of power punches. Yet, if you were to look at the scores that the judges came up with, none of which seemed to reflect the fight that the numbers depicted as Figueroa won a wide points decision, winning no less than nine rounds on each of the scorecards, with one even giving Figueroa ten rounds.
Magsayo’s advisor, Sean Gibbons, was livid after the fight as Magsayo lost two points in the fight for holding from referee Thomas Taylor. Gibbons felt as though everything was stacked against his fighter once the bell sounded and was fine with sharing his opinions to the media afterward.
“Everything the referee did was geared towards Mark [Magsayo],” said Sean Gibbons, Magsayo’s advisor in a media scrum after the fight. “He was actually punching when the [referee] took the point, how did that happen?”
Magsayo furthered these statements by expanding upon his beliefs about how the fight played out. Spoiler alert, Magsayo felt as though the fight was judged unfairly, and that the referee was only punishing him.
“You know Floyd Mayweather, right? He used to do that [holding in close] in the [Marcos] Maidana fight,“ said Magsayo to a group of reporters backstage after the fight frustration. “I [punched] good, I hit him clean, I got a loss, because of the two-point deduction, we [both were] holding.”
Magsayo made it clear that he is done with 126 lbs., and that he only took the fight based on the opportunity to fight for the world title he had lost in his last fight. Magsayo who missed weight by
“Why even fight after fifth round if you are going to have rounds 4 to [expletive] 12, every single round [for Brandon Figueroa],” stated Gibbons. “[Mark Magsayo] was feeling moving up to [130 lbs] before this opportunity came. We were going up to [130 lbs], and then the [Brandon] Figueroa fight came. Then [Magsayo said], ‘you know what for this type of fight, I’ll make it’, and as you saw it wasn’t easy, he got [to 126 lbs weight limit] - that took a little something out of [Magsayo] also.”