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Early nights for a late bloomer

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

Here’s what we used to hear at ringside: “Diego Magdaleno’s fighting tonight? Krist, can you spell ‘distance?’ It’s ‘D-I-E-G-O.’”

Here’s what we hear now: “Diego’s fighting? Nice. Shoot quick.”

Before last year, no one expected to go home early on a card carrying the Las Vegas fancy dancer, who had just three kayos on a strong of 15 wins. But after four straight wins, cut short at the halfway mark, or less, the kid with the biggest local fan base in Sin City has earned himself a new nickname: “I’m a K.O.” . . . Click here for more

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