By Tommy Matthews in Atlantic City
Gary Russell Jr. hurt his right shoulder and was essentially forced to fight with one arm in he first match at the Borgata in 15 years.
Mark Magsayo took full advantage and brought enough pressure to edge a compromised Russell by majority decision to become the new WBC world featherweight champion.
Judges at the Borgata on Saturday night saw it 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113 for Magsayo.
“My dream came true,” Magsayo told Showtime’s Jim Gray. “This is my dream since I was a child. I’m so proud I’m a champion now.