Jessie Magdaleno Talks – Jessie Magdaleno captured the WBO world super bantamweight title this past November when he scored a unanimous decision over veteran champion Nonito Donaire. The win gives the 25 year old Magdaleno a perfect 24-0 record as Magdaleno becomes the first of a trio of fighting brothers to hold a world title.
Jessie Magdaleno has been groomed and promoted by Bob Arum and Top Rank for a long time, and the victory was made more impactful by his defeat of Donaire, a well respected champion who came into this fight very prepared. Donaire is far and away the best fighter on Magdaleno’s resume, but Magdaleno handled the huge step up in competition with a strong victory that saw all three judges award the fight to him via scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110. Apparently the torch has been passed in the crowded super bantamweight division.
Jessie Magdaleno Talks
Our roving cameraman Marcelino Castillo recently caught up with Jessie Magdaleno at the City Athletic Boxing Club in Las Vegas. Check out what Jessie had to say right here.
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