Pacquiao commends Magsayo for winning another boxing world title for the Philippines


Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao took to social media his congratulatory message to his
protege Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo after winning the WBC Featherweight World Title
against the longest reigning owner of the belt, Gary Russell Jr.
He wrote: “Congratulations, @markmagsayo_MMM, on your first world championship!
Thank you for bringing honor to our country by becoming the latest Filipino world boxing
champion. Welcome to the club.
Magsayo is the 45th Filipino to win a world boxing title and is the fifth Pinoy boxer who
is actively owning a title.
Before his fight, Pacquiao already paid a virtual call to Magsayo to check up on his
training as the latter is also under Pacquiao’s MP Promotions.
Magsayo joined Nonito Donaire, John Riel Casimero, Jerwin Ancajas and Rene Mark
Cuarto as Filipino active world champions.