PROMISING featherweight prospect Mark Magsayo’s ring return from a long layoff will have to wait a little bit longer after his opponent Jose Haro backed out of their Sept. 23, 2020 fight.
Haro reportedly decided to retire from boxing citing his health and family as his reasons for hanging up his gloves.
The 25-year-old Magsayo is looking for an opponent for a different date probably in October.
“I apologize to everyone that my opponent backed out. Sir Sean Gibbons is already looking for a replacement. We just have to respect the decision of Jose Haro. I wish him and his family well. I’ll continue to focus on my training,” said Magsayo in his official Facebook page.
Magsayo is currenty training at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood under the tutelage of famed Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach.
Magsayo last saw action against Pungluang Sor Singyu on Aug. 31, 2020. He beat Sor Singyu via a unanimous decision in his hometown of Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
Magsayo is unbeaten with a record of 20-0 with 14 knockouts. He is currently ranked No. 3 by the World Boxing Council, No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation and No. 13 by the World Boxing Association. (EKA)