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Jessie Magdaleno
Weightclass:
Featherweight
Age:
23
Birthplace:
Las Vegas, NV
Record:
20-0, 15 KOs
Height:
5'4"
Reach:
Managers:
Pat Barry
Trainers:
Joel Diaz
biography

Twitter: @jessiejmag
Ranked WBO #2, IBF #4, WBA #7, WBC #22 at 122 pounds…
2009 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2009 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 23, Jessie is a four-year pro. A rising young contender at 122 pounds, he is a former amateur standout.
He is the younger brother, by five years, of junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno.
Jessie has stayed active in the ring, given consistently impressive performances, and broken into the Top 10 world rankings.
On August 2, he won by seventh-round TKO against Carlos Rodriguez.
Boxing News' Erit Armit reported [excerpts]: Magdaleno returns to action with stoppage of durable Rodriguez. The young Las Vegas star was sharp from the outset and put Rodriguez down in the second. He kept up the pressure and scored a knockdown in the fifth and another in the sixth, with Rodriguez also having a point deducted in the round. He handed out more punishment in the seventh and the referee finally halted the fight with 15 seconds left in the round. [End Armit item]
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. He’s teaching me everything step-by-step going in the professionals.”
Top Rank’s Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler said,...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 – on 8-2-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (7th round) against Carlos Rodriguez (18-14-4): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves main event, and Jessie dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and scored another knockdown in the 5th; he scored another knockdown in the 6th round, and Rodriguez was penalized one point for spitting out his mouthpiece; Jessie rocked Rodriguez with a series of punches in the 7th, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:45…
On 2-15-14 in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, he won by TKO (5th round) against Roberto Castaneda (20-5-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured on a fight card headlined by Jessie’s brother, Diego – both dominated their fights and scored knockout wins; Jessie scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, the first with a right hook, the second with a four-punch combination; he scored another knockdown with a right hook in the 5th, and Castaneda was counted out on one knee at 2:48…
 
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 quickly overpowered him – he scored two knockdowns in the...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL  BACKGROUND: Jessie said, “I was born in Pomona, California. I don’t remember exactly, but we were in Pomona for a couple of years, then we moved back to L.A., where my mom is originally from, and from there we moved to Las Vegas. There’s six of us – I have three older sisters, my older brother Diego, and my younger brother, Marco. Marco boxes as an amateur. My dad played soccer professionally.
“When I was younger, I loved playing soccer – soccer was my passion. But as I started progressing in boxing, I left soccer behind and just stayed with the boxing.
“I was about seven years old when I started boxing. Diego’s about five years older than me. Seeing him training every day, being in the gym, that’s what got me involved in it. I always followed him when I was younger, I wanted to be the same as him.
“Altogether, I had about 138 amateur fights. I remember I had 15 losses.
“I’m naturally righthanded, but I can write with both hands. I broke my right hand when I was in fourth grade and I learned how to write with my left hand.
“I’m a fulltime fighter – 24/7. I’m single, no kids.”…
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2009 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Denver, Colorado, 119 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: on 6-8-09 he won a 26-10 decision against Ramon Morales of San Ardo, Calif.; in the quarterfinals on 6-10-09 he stopped Isaac Torres of Mission, Tex., in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 6-11-09 he had a 19-19 draw, but won the tiebreaker against Rau’shee Warren of Cincinnati, Oh.; in the finals on 6-13-09 he won a 17-4 decision against Luis Rosa of East Haven, Conn.…
2009 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Salt Lake City, Utah, 119 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: on 5-5-09 he won a decision against Brian Paiz of...
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  • Twitter: @jessiejmag
  • Ranked WBO #2, IBF #4, WBA #7, WBC #22 at 122 pounds…
  • 2009 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2009 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 23, Jessie is a four-year pro. A rising young contender at 122 pounds, he is a former amateur standout.

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

Jessie has stayed active in the ring, given consistently impressive performances, and broken into the Top 10 world rankings.

On August 2, he won by seventh-round TKO against Carlos Rodriguez.

Boxing News' Erit Armit reported [excerpts]: Magdaleno returns to action with stoppage of durable Rodriguez. The young Las Vegas star was sharp from the outset and put Rodriguez down in the second. He kept up the pressure and scored a knockdown in the fifth and another in the sixth, with Rodriguez also having a point deducted in the round. He handed out more punishment in the seventh and the referee finally halted the fight with 15 seconds left in the round. [End Armit item]

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. He’s teaching me everything step-by-step going in the professionals.”

Top Rank’s Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler said, “Jessie has a chance to be a special fighter in years to come. He was one of America’s best amateurs, and we believe he can become one of our best professionals.”

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 – on 8-2-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (7th round) against Carlos Rodriguez (18-14-4): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves main event, and Jessie dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and scored another knockdown in the 5th; he scored another knockdown in the 6th round, and Rodriguez was penalized one point for spitting out his mouthpiece; Jessie rocked Rodriguez with a series of punches in the 7th, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:45…

On 2-15-14 in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, he won by TKO (5th round) against Roberto Castaneda (20-5-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured on a fight card headlined by Jessie’s brother, Diego – both dominated their fights and scored knockout wins; Jessie scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, the first with a right hook, the second with a four-punch combination; he scored another knockdown with a right hook in the 5th, and Castaneda was counted out on one knee at 2:48…

 

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 quickly overpowered him – he 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…

 

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…

 

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…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL  BACKGROUND: Jessie said, “I was born in Pomona, California. I don’t remember exactly, but we were in Pomona for a couple of years, then we moved back to L.A., where my mom is originally from, and from there we moved to Las Vegas. There’s six of us – I have three older sisters, my older brother Diego, and my younger brother, Marco. Marco boxes as an amateur. My dad played soccer professionally.

“When I was younger, I loved playing soccer – soccer was my passion. But as I started progressing in boxing, I left soccer behind and just stayed with the boxing.

“I was about seven years old when I started boxing. Diego’s about five years older than me. Seeing him training every day, being in the gym, that’s what got me involved in it. I always followed him when I was younger, I wanted to be the same as him.

“Altogether, I had about 138 amateur fights. I remember I had 15 losses.

“I’m naturally righthanded, but I can write with both hands. I broke my right hand when I was in fourth grade and I learned how to write with my left hand.

“I’m a fulltime fighter – 24/7. I’m single, no kids.”…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2009 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Denver, Colorado, 119 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: on 6-8-09 he won a 26-10 decision against Ramon Morales of San Ardo, Calif.; in the quarterfinals on 6-10-09 he stopped Isaac Torres of Mission, Tex., in the 3rd round; in the semifinals on 6-11-09 he had a 19-19 draw, but won the tiebreaker against Rau’shee Warren of Cincinnati, Oh.; in the finals on 6-13-09 he won a 17-4 decision against Luis Rosa of East Haven, Conn.…

2009 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Salt Lake City, Utah, 119 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: on 5-5-09 he won a decision against Brian Paiz of New Jersey; on 5-6-09 he won a decision against Antonio Nieves of Cleveland; in the quarterfinals on 5-7-09 he won a decision against Randy Caballero of Callifornia; in the semifinals on 5-8-09 he won a decision against Ernesto Garza of Michigan; in the finals on 5-9-09 he won a decision against John Franklin of Colorado/New Mexico…

 

STRENGTHS: A lefthander with good skills and movement…has an aggressive style and good punching power…had a strong amateur background…has a strong family boxing background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 19 fights…63 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.3 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 78 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds -  1 (1-0)…7 rounds – 1 (1-0)…6 rounds – 3 (3-0)…