Mzuvukile “Old Bones” Magwaca, jetted out of the country this week as he embarked on a journey to Mexico, aiming to add another chapter to the long recorded history of his boxing journey.
His mission: to take on the formidable Bryan Mercado Vazquez, a Mexican boxing star who continues to make his own name in his country.
With an imposing professional record of 26 wins with a single blemish, 21 of which came by way of stoppages, Vazquez has built a reputation as a force to be reckoned with. His home advantage only adds to the challenge, but Magwaca has always been known for his unbeatable spirit and his willingness to face adversity head-on.
Magwaca’s journey to this pivotal moment was nothing short of extraordinary after his career had taken an unexpected and terrifying turn when he fell victim to a gunshot wound that pierced his knee. Since making his comeback, he has won two of his three fights. His record, standing at 22 wins, 1 loss, and 3 draws, speaks volumes about what he can do in the squared circle.
This Mexican bout is a defining moment for Magwaca. While his opponent appears to be a formidable opponent on paper, Magwaca is no stranger to the international stage. He has held world titles in the past and has faced formidable opposition from around the globe.
Since his remarkable return to the ring, Magwaca has been clear about his aspirations. He wanted to once again compete at the highest level, to rewrite his boxing story.
The fight in Mexico is more than just a contest of physical skill but a battle of unyielding pursuit of greatness; a battle of spirit, determination, and the unyielding pursuit of greatness.
The fight takes place next week, on Friday October 20.