fighter

Jessie Magdaleno

Weightclass: Featherweight

  • 25wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 18kos

AGE:
25
Birthplace:
Las Vegas, NV
Height:
5'4"
reach:
66"
Managers:
Frank Espinoza
Trainers:
Manuel Robles

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Jessie Magdaleno

At the age of 25, Jessie is a six-year pro. The WBO junior featherweight world champion, he is one of boxing’s rising young stars. Before his debut, he was an amateur standout.

Jessie is a stablemate of WBO featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez – both are managed by Frank Espinoza and trained by Manuel Robles. Jessie is also the younger brother, by five years, of lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno.

He stayed active in the ring with three fights in 2015 and two in 2016 and gave impressive performances.

In his last fight on April 22 in Carson, California, Jessie made his first defense of the WBO title and won by second-round knockout against Adeilson Dos Santos.

Dan Rafael reported on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Magdaleno crushed Dos Santos in his first defense.

Magdaleno looked razor sharp as he dropped him with a clean right hook in the second round, battered him around the ring and then dropped him again with a pair of right hands. Dos Santos went down to a knee and [the] referee was quick with the hook, waving it off without a count at 2 minutes, 51 seconds. [End Rafael item]

In his previous fight on November 5, 2016, in Las Vegas, Jessie won the WBO title with a 12-round unanimous decision against former four-division world champion and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “2012 Fighter of the Year” Nonito Donaire. The bout was one of the co-features with the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas main event.

Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: In a hard-hitting and highly entertaining fight, Jessie Magdaleno upset Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision to win a junior featherweight world title at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Magdaleno, the mandatory challenger, outworked Donaire en route to decision on scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112. Magdaleno’s best weapon was his right hand, which he landed a lot, while Donaire lunged with his right and had a hard time connecting cleanly.

Magdaleno had a huge ninth round, as he backed Donaire into the ropes with a flurry in the final minute and worked him over. Magdaleno landed several unanswered punches, including some hard right hands and a big left as the round wore down.

But Donaire came out strong in the 10th round and hurt Magdaleno early with a right hand….

Donaire closed strongly. He landed a right hand that seemed to stun a tiring Magdaleno in the final minute of the fight and struck with several more powerful right hands as the crowd went wild. [End Rafael item]

In an earlier interview, 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

    Fight by Fight — 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

    Fight by Fight — 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

    Fight by Fight — 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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