Jessie Magdaleno - Toprank Boxing
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Jessie Magdaleno

Weightclass: Featherweight

  • 23wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 17kos

AGE:
25
Birthplace:
Las Vegas, NV
Height:
5'4"
reach:
-
Managers:
Frank Espinoza
Trainers:
Mauel Robles

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Jessie Magdaleno

At the age of 24 – with 25 coming three days after this fight – Jessie is a six-year pro. A rising young contender at 122 pounds, he is the WBO’s No. 1 ranked mandatory world title challenger. Before his debut, he was an amateur standout.

He is the younger brother, by five years, of lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno.

He is also a stablemate of WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez – both are managed by Frank Espinioza and trained by Manuel Robles.

Jessie stayed active in the ring with three fights in 2015 – he gave impressive performances and climbed in the world rankings.

In his last fight on February 20 in Phoenix he won by seventh-round knockout against Rey Perez.

The Ring’s Francisco Salazar reported [excerpts]: With a possible world title bout looming, Jessie Magdaleno was not about to overlook his opponent on Saturday night. Instead, he wanted to make a statement.

Magdaleno is the mandatory challenger for the WBO title.

Magdaleno wore down and eventually knocked out Rey Perez in the seventh round at the Celebrity Theatre.

Magdaleno had little trouble with Perez. The southpaw Magdaleno was content to work from the outside, looking to score with hooks and right hands to Perez’s body.

The taller Perez attempted to score with lead and counter right hands to Magdaleno’s head, but his punch output dropped considerably as the bout progressed.

Magdaleno let his hands go more whenever he backed Perez against the ropes, landing an array of hard punches to the head, particularly with counter right hooks to the head.

The end came near the conclusion of the seventh round. Magdaleno landed a hard left hand to Perez’s belt-line, immediately dropping him to the canvas. [The] referee counted Perez out at 2:51.

“I took my time and I knew I was going to hurt him with that punch,” said Magdaleno after the fight.

“We’re ready for a world title shot.” [End Salazar item]

During the build-up to this fight, Jessie said, “As a kid I’ve dreamt of this moment, and the time is finally here. On November 5th, I will be victorious with my hands raised up high and a belt around my waist.

Trainer Manuel Robles added, “It’s a pleasure to work with Jessie Magdaleno. We’ve been working together since July 23rd, and so far training camp has been great – the weight hasn’t been an issue, sparring hasn’t been an issue as he has been working with top-notch boxers, and the workload has not been an issue. He has embraced the work and is definitely up to the challenge as he faces Nonito Donaire.”

Describing his own style, Jessie said, “When I fight, I can be a boxer and at the same time, I can be a brawler. My game, I usually put the pressure on more. After my first professional fight, I kind of noticed that I still sort of fighting like an amateur, throwing an outrageous amount of punches and using my speed a lot more.

“After that fight, me and Diego, we worked hard and he taught me a lot of stuff that I kept my eyes open on, from calming down, using the ring more, being a boxer instead of always being a brawler.”

fight history

  • 2011

    on 11-11-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Gil Garcia (5-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Diego Magdaleno-Emmanuel Lucero main event; Jessie he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with left hands – Garcia got up both times, but Jessie rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:40…

    On 10-1-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Isaac Hidalgo (8-7-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Toshiaki Nishioka-Rafael Marquez main event; Jessie rocked Hidalgo repeatedly in the 1st round, and he did not continue after the round…

    On 7-15-11 in Las Vegas he won a 6 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Esteban Nichol (3-0): the fight was on the undercard of the Diego Magdaleno-Alejandro Perez main event, and Jessie dominated; he staggered Nichol with a left uppercut in the 1st round, consistently outworked him, and rocked him repeatedly; Jessie scored a knockdown with a body punch in the 5th round, but was penalized one point for punching Nichol while he was down; Jessie scored another knockdown with a body punch in the 6th round, and won by scores of 59-52, 59-52, 59-51…

    On 5-6-11 in Las Vegas he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Jonathan Alcantara (4-3-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Diego Magdaleno-Gilbert Sanchez Leon main event; Alcantara gave a good effort, but Jessie dominated the fight; he outboxed Alcantara, consistently outworked him, and landed the harder punches; scored 60-54 on all three scorecards…

    On 2-26-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Jamie Gutierrez (3-4): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Miguel Acosta main event; Jessie scored two knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a series of punches, the second with a right hook to the body – and Gutierrez was counted out at 2:12…

    On 1-22-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (3rd round) against Cain Garcia (0-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Diego Magdaleno-Marcos Jimenez main event – Jessie quickly overpowered him and scored a spectacular knockout; he consistently landed the harder punches and rocked Cain repeatedly; Jessie a devastating knockdown with a right hand in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:14…

    He made his debut at the age of 19 on 11-6-10 in Las Vegas and won by TKO (1st round) against Matthew Salazar (1-2-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Lopez-Rafael Marquez main event; Jessie scored three knockdowns in the 1st round – the first and second with a series of body punches, the third with a right hand that dropped Salazar flat on his back – and he was counted out at 1:38…

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  • 2012

    on 12-6-12 in Las Vegas he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Jonathan Arellano (13-1-1): the bout was co-featured with the Ray Beltran-Ji-Hoon Kim main event, and Jessie dominated – he consistently outworked Arellano and landed the harder punches; Jessie scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 2nd round; he scored another knockdown with a series of punches in the 6th, and won by scores of 80-70, 80-70, 80-69…

    On 11-10-12 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (1st round) against Jose Silveira (14-8): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Vanes Martirosyan-Erislandy Lara main event; Jessie he staggered Silveira with a series of punches in the 1st round, then scored a knockdown with left hand that also bloodied Silveira’s nose, and he was counted out at 2:59…

    On 8-3-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (2nd round) against Aldimar Santos (17-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured with the Mercito Geseta-Ty Barnett main event; Jessie scored a knockdown with a series of right hooks in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown with a left hand in the 2nd and the referee stopped the fight at 2:54…

    On 6-8-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against 2000 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Valcarcel (12-4-4): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured with the Kelly Pavlik-Scott Sigmon main event; Jessie he scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 1st round – Valcarcel got up, but Jessie rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:25…

    On 4-28-11 in Pomona, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against Timothy Fast (7-1-2): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Roman Gonzalez-Ramon Garcia main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with right hooks, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:07…

    On 1-13-12 in Las Vegas he won a 6 round unanimous decision against lefthanded Shawn Nichol (5-7): the bout was on the undercard of the Teon Kennedy-Chris Martin main event; Nichol gave a good effort, but Jessie dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Nichol, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards…

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  • 2013

    on 10-11-13 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (3rd round) against Raul Hidalgo (19-9): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured with the Jessie Vargas-Ray Narh main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a series of punches late in the 1st round, then scored two more knockdowns in the 3rd – the first with a right hook, the second with a right hook to the body – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:55…

    On 8-24-13 in Glendale, CA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Luis Maldonado (36-11-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured with the Gilberto Ramirez-Derrick Findley main event; Jessie scored two knockdowns in the 3rd round, and Maldonado was counted out at 2:53…

    On 6-8-13 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (4th round) against former Nicaraguan super flyweight champion Henry Maldonado (16-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured at the Hard Rock; Jessie scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round – the first with a series of punches, the second with a left hand; Jessie scored another knockdown with a left hand in the 4th – Maldonado got up, but Jessie rocked him with a series of punches, Maldonado’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:53…

    On 3-16-13 in Carson, CA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against against Carlos Fulgencio (19-9-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Ruslan Provodnikov main event; Jessie scored a knockdown with a right hook to body-right hook to head combinatioin in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown with a right hook when Fulgencio’s glove touched the canvas in the 2nd; Jessie scored another knockdown with a right uppercut in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:45…

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