MANILA – Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo seems to take one other step in the direction of world title rivalry when he faces off towards Julio Ceja of Mexico on August 21.
Boxing Scene has reported that Magsayo (22-0, 15 KOs) will tackle Ceja (32-4-1, 28 KOs) in a featherweight match within the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Errol Spence Jr. showdown on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas.
Magsayo, 26, fights below the MP Promotions banner and can be skilled by Freddie Roach. He’s coming off a fourth-round stoppage victory over Mexico’s Pablo Cruz final April.
In the meantime, the 28-year-old Ceja is coming off a cut up attract his final bout towards Brandon Figueroa in November 2019. In response to Boxing Scene, Ceja got here into that bout at 126.5 kilos, effectively over the tremendous bantamweight restrict of 122 kilos.
He has since moved as much as featherweight (126 kilos) and can face Magsayo, with the winner anticipated to maneuver in the direction of a shot at Gary Russell Jr., who holds the WBC featherweight belt.