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Magdaleno Bros headline Jan 22

The popular Magdaleno brothers — Diego and Jesse – of Las Vegas will fight on a Top Rank Live! championship boxing card at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino on Saturday, January 22. Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement today. Tickets at $40 for ringside and $25 for general admission will go on sale Tuesday, January 4, 10 am. Tickets may be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, by calling (702) 547-5300 or logging onto “Our matchmakers put together a tremendous lineup for this event at Texas Station,” said Arum.

In the main event, Diego Magdaleno, 17-0, will take on Marcos Leonardo Jimenez, 18-2, of Santo Domingo in a NABF Super Featherweight Championship. Diego’s younger brother Jesse – an amateur superstar who just signed with Top Rank – will face Gene Garcia,0-1, of Oxnard, Ca. in a four-round featherweight bout. Jesse has a record of 1-0-0.

One of the top young stars, Roberto Marroquin, 17-0, of Dallas, Texas, will face tough Leon Bobo, 18-7-1, of St. Louis in an eight round featherweight fight. The most exciting fighter from Arizona, unbeaten Jose Benavidez, 9-0, is on the card. The very popular Anthony Lenk, 8-1, of Las Vegas, will box in a six round bout.

Seven bouts will be on the card. The main bouts will be televised live on FSN.

Texas Station is located at 2101 Texas Star Lane near Lake Mead Blvd and North Rancho Drive in North Las Vegas. Texas Station offers the best in locals entertainment including five restaurants such as the award-winning Austin’s Steakhouse, 200 hotel rooms, the Dallas Events Center that hosts a variety of concerts and events, a 60-lane bowling facility, an 18-screen movie theatre, exciting table games and more than 2,300 slot and video poker machines.

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