ATHLETE’S CORNER: Mark Magsayo, Pride of Bohol

Beatrice Go
ATHLETE’S CORNER: Mark Magsayo, Pride of Bohol
Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo turns his life around to bring glory back to his hometown in Bohol


MANILA, Philippines –  Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo was not born a prodigy, but he boasts a perfect 19-0 record in professional boxing. 

Thanks to a stroke of luck, an 8-year-old boy from Tagbilaran City, Bohol was able to change his life from selling ice cream to finding his passion in the ring. 

But Magsayo made sure to fuel that passion with patience, diligence, and hard word work to get to the world stage. 

Now, all he wants to do is bring pride back to this hometown in Bohol and keep his record unblemished in the sport he loves. –


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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.