Junior featherweight contender Jessie Magdaleno will now fight the Philippines’ Rey Perez after his original opponent, Edward Mancito, failed to obtain a visa.
Junior featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno will face once-beaten Erik Ruiz in Saturday’s UniMas televised main event from the Texas Station Hotel Gambling Hall and Hotel in Magdaleno’s hometown of Las Vegas.
Undefeated junior featherweight Jessie Magdaleno will fight fellow prospect Erik Ruiz on Jan. 10, Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman told RingTV.com. The eight-round bout will headline a Top Rank card that will take place at the Texas Station in Las Vegas.
Veteran manager Gary Gittelsohn appreciates the little guys of boxing on many levels. In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details.
The sad news of Emanuel Augustus, who is reportedly in critical condition after being shot in the head Monday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, leads a Lem Satterfield notebook that includes an item on the ring returns of prospects Jose Ramirez and Jessie Magdaleno.
After watching younger brother Jessie stop Roberto Castaneda in five rounds, Diego Magdaleno knocked out Jorge Pazos in the fourth round of a scheduled 10-round bout on Saturday at the C. Robert Lee Activities Center in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.
There’s no sibling rivalry between Diego and Jessie Magdaleno, former amateur standouts from Las Vegas who are now highly regarded pros. The brothers, who are each others biggest fan, co-headline an Unimas show in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., on Saturday.
George Groves made a request to the IBF to increase his purse from 15 percent to 25 percent for the mandated rematch with Carl Froch. That request was denied Thursday by the organization. Check out this and other news of the day in Lem’s Latest.
The horrific events surrounding Mike Tyson’s rematch with Evander Holyfield, whose ear was nearly bitten off by his rival, are recounted in The Bite Fight: Tyson, Holyfield and the Night that Change Boxing Forever.