WBC Featherweight World Champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo and former world champion Rey Vargas exchanged barbs at Thursday’s final press conference two days before they exchange punches in the main event of action live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, July 9 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions event. (photos by Esther Lin)

Magsayo suggested that Vargas will be in full retreat mode on Saturday, wary of his power, while Vargas evened the score by saying that Magsayo’s growing entourage is proof the champion is more concerned with Vargas than he’s letting on. 


The press conference also featured hard-hitting former world champion Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa and Carlos Castro, who meet in a WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event, plus unbeaten lightweight contender Frank Martin and Dominican Republic’s Jackson Mariñez, who battle in the 10-round SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast opener at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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