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Jessie Magdaleno
Weightclass:
Featherweight
Age:
22
Birthplace:
Las Vegas, NV
Record:
18-0, 14 KOs
Height:
5'4"
Reach:
Managers:
Pat Barry
Trainers:
Joel Diaz
biography

Twitter: @jessiejmag
Ranked USBA #9 at 122 pounds…
2009 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…
2009 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…

Just 22 years old, Jessie is a two-year pro. A prospect at 122 pounds, he is a former amateur standout.
He is the younger brother, by five years, of undefeated junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno.
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.”
Jessie is coming off a third-round knockout win against Carlos Fulgencio in his last fight on March 16.
After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Magdaleno is one of boxing's best prospects. Jessie was a standout amateur, but rather than continuing down the path that could have made him a 2012 U.S. Olympian, he elected to turn pro and has looked great through his first 14 fights. Taking on one of his more experienced opponents, Magdaleno cut through Fulgencio with ease.
Magdaleno dropped him with a beautiful double right hand in the opening round, first to the body and then to the head. In the second round, a right hand knocked Fulgencio off balance, forcing him to touch his left hand to the canvas, which referee Tony Crebs properly ruled a knockdown. And in the third round, Magdaleno landed a pinpoint right uppercut during a flurry of punches to drop Fulgencio for the third time in the fight, prompting Crebs to wave off the fight 45 seconds into the third round of a scheduled eight-rounder. It was target practice for Magdaleno, who looks like a sure-fire future world titleholder. [End Rafael...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2013 - in his last fight on 3-16-13 in Carson, CA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against against Carlos Fulgencio (19-9-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Ruslan Provodnikov main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; he 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, NV, 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; after the fight, Jessie said, He caught me with a left hook because I got a little carried away - he surprised me, but I knew what I had to do. I recovered and went right back to what I was supposed to do. I knew he could take some big shots and I was actually happy to go the distance for the experience."...
On 11-10-12 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (1st round) against Jose Silveira (14-8): the fight was on the undercard of the Vanes Martirosyan-Erislandy Lara main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; 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 fight...
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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 New Jersey;...
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  • Twitter: @jessiejmag
  • Ranked USBA #9 at 122 pounds…
  • 2009 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 2009 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 119 pounds – Gold Medalist…

Just 22 years old, Jessie is a two-year pro. A prospect at 122 pounds, he is a former amateur standout.

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

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.”

Jessie is coming off a third-round knockout win against Carlos Fulgencio in his last fight on March 16.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Magdaleno is one of boxing's best prospects. Jessie was a standout amateur, but rather than continuing down the path that could have made him a 2012 U.S. Olympian, he elected to turn pro and has looked great through his first 14 fights. Taking on one of his more experienced opponents, Magdaleno cut through Fulgencio with ease.

Magdaleno dropped him with a beautiful double right hand in the opening round, first to the body and then to the head. In the second round, a right hand knocked Fulgencio off balance, forcing him to touch his left hand to the canvas, which referee Tony Crebs properly ruled a knockdown. And in the third round, Magdaleno landed a pinpoint right uppercut during a flurry of punches to drop Fulgencio for the third time in the fight, prompting Crebs to wave off the fight 45 seconds into the third round of a scheduled eight-rounder. It was target practice for Magdaleno, who looks like a sure-fire future world titleholder. [End Rafael 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.”

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2013 - in his last fight on 3-16-13 in Carson, CA, he won by knockout (3rd round) against against Carlos Fulgencio (19-9-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Ruslan Provodnikov main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; he 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, NV, 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; after the fight, Jessie said, He caught me with a left hook because I got a little carried away - he surprised me, but I knew what I had to do. I recovered and went right back to what I was supposed to do. I knew he could take some big shots and I was actually happy to go the distance for the experience."...

On 11-10-12 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (1st round) against Jose Silveira (14-8): the fight was on the undercard of the Vanes Martirosyan-Erislandy Lara main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; 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 fight was co-featured with the Mercito Geseta-Ty Barnett main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; he 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 fight was co-featured with the Kelly Pavlik-Scott Sigmon main event, and Jessie quickly overhwhelmed him; 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; after the fight, Jessie said, "I wasn't expecting this, but everything we worked on, especially the left hand, worked perfectly. I knew when I dropped him he was hurt, and I wasn't going to let him hang around. I know I need the work. I probably can use more rounds, but one-rounders are good, too."…

On 4-28-11 in Pomona, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against Timothy Fast (7-1-2): the fight 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; after the fight, Jessie said, “His being a lefty threw me off. I couldn’t find my range against him. I wanted to work the body, but I was having a little trouble getting inside on him. He caught me with a couple of good shots. But it’s all a learning experience. Each fight is different, and I come away with something that will help me.”…

 

2011 – on 11-11-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round) against Gil Garcia (5-1): the fight was on the undercard of the Diego Magdaleno-Emmanuel Lucero main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns with left hooks in the 1st round – 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 fight 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; after the fight, Jessie said, “I think it was my best performance so far. I knew I hurt him with that left, and it took a lot of fight out of him.”…

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 fight was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Miguel Acosta main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; Jessie scored two knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a serires 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 fight 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 fight was on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Lopez-Rafael Marquez main event, and Jessie quickly overpowered him; he 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: 2 years, 7 months…14 fights…41 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 2.9 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 71 %...

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