Jesse Magdaleno steps up

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen /

With a sterling amateur background, 20-year-old Jesse Magdaleno decided to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Diego and turn pro in late 2010 rather than stick around for the opportunity to be a standout at the 2012 London Olympic games. The decision appears to have been a smart one thus far as the 10-0 Las Vegan has starched his last two opponents in the first round and it appears that Top Rank has big plans for both Jesse and Diego. With the younger Magdaleno kicking off ESPN’s Friday Night Fights against little known Aldimar Silva Santos, it’s an opportunity to show the world what the blue chip prospect at 122lbs has in store. FightNews caught up with Jesse Magdaleno while training at Barry’s Gym in preparation for his fight to get his thoughts on his opponent, being impressive and helping his brother achieve greatness . . . click here for more

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