With cases of the coronavirus surging in the United States, the Wild Card Boxing Club of Freddie Roach has been ordered to close shop, leaving Filipino featherweight prospect Mark Magsayo to improvise to make sure he gets his daily dose of workouts.
The last two weeks, the famed sweatshop on Vine Street in Hollywood, best known for the home of Manny Pacquiao, has remained inaccessible to the public, including gym mainstays.
Magsayo, one of the growing number of top talents of MP Promotions, is being guided by strength coach Justin Fortune, who meets up with the heavy-handed Bohol native at the rooftop of his gym that has also closed shop temporarily.
As for the mandatory roadwork, Magsayo holds it at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Magsayo (20-0 with 14 KOs) arrived in the US early last month after inking a deal with Pacquiao’s outfit that is being run by the influential US boxing man Sean Gibbons.
If the situation improves in the coming weeks and months, Magsayo should find himself on top of the ring by October.
Magsayo is joined at MP Promotions of course by Pacquiao and the country’ three other world champions: John Riel Casimero, Jerwin Ancajas and Pedro Taduran.
The latest acquisition of MP Promotions is Olympic fighter Eumir Marcial, who is also being eyed to make his US debut this year.