Magsayo’s secret sparmates
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Philippine Star

SPORTING CHANCE – Joaquin M. Henson – The Philippine Star January 25, 2022 | 12:00am It’s usual practice to reveal who a fighter’s sparmates are in preparing for a big bout when asked by media. But in Mark Magsayo’s case, it was hush-hush. His sparring sessions were behind closed doors, in coach Freddie Roach’s separate private facility at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Not that Roach was threatened by news leaks reaching then-WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. His intention was to avoid distractions and opening the door for media to find out from sparmates how Magsayo was doing, h…

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