Mark Magsayo overcame adversity in dramatic vogue Saturday evening.
The 27-year-old featherweight contender survived a harmful physique assault by Julio Ceja to cease the succesful Mexican within the Tenth-round of a scheduled 12-round bout on the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas card in Las Vegas.
Magsayo (23-0, 16 KOs) bought off to a powerful begin, placing Ceja (32-5-1, 28 KOs) down with a left hook early within the opening spherical.
However, Ceja, skilled on the highest stage, bounced again to push Magsayo to his limits. Ceja’s constant physique blows have been so painful that Magsayo was pressured to take a knee in Round 5, at which level his good document gave the impression to be in severe jeopardy.
Magsayo responded by boxing after that, shifting, jabbing, scoring with energy punches when he might as Ceja pursued him.
Then, about 30 seconds into Round 10, Magsayo landed an ideal straight proper that damage Ceja and adopted with a brief proper as Ceja was starting to fall.
There was no motive to depend as a result of Ceja was unconscious when he hit the canvas. The official time of the stoppage was 50 seconds of the Tenth spherical.
The battle was billed as a WBC title eliminator.