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Jessie Magdaleno dialed in for fight at the Hard Rock

A day before the weigh-in, unbeaten Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas says he is “…. doing some light running, shadow-boxing, moving around the ring, jumping rope and doing some floor exercises.” Magdaleno, 14-0, says that is how he is dialing in to take on rugged super bantamweight Henry Maldonado, 16-1, of Nicaragua on Top Rank’s big Solo Boxeo Tecate fight card at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Tactically, Magdaleno says he plans to “…use my jab to set up every shot and use my speed as well. I’ve been working a lot on footwork so you will see an improvement there.”

The weigh in set for Friday, 4 pm in the Vinyl Ballroom at the Hard Rock. “After the weigh-in I will have some pasta and drink plenty of fluids,” said Magdaleno.

The big card will be televised on the UniMas network. Tickets are $50, $25 plus applicable fees and are available at the Hard Rock Box Office and at

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