Magdaleno groomed for greatness

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen /

Ever since he made his professional debut in 2007, Diego Magdaleno (22-0, 8 KOs) has been groomed to be great by Top Rank. A gold medalist in the 2007 U.S National Championships, Magdaleno has always been considered a great boxer. But lately, something has changed within the undefeated Las Vegan that has lead to a power surge that has seen him score knockouts in five of his last seven fights. Whatever it is, it has made the Pat Barry and Augie Sanchez trained fighter one of the fighters to watch in 2012. With four NABF super featherweight title defenses under his belt, Magdaleno is seeking a major world title by the end of the year. But first, he has to get past Antonio Davis (29-7, 13 KOs) this weekend at the Texas Station. Late last week, FightNews attended his workout and saw a man who doesn’t seem to be taking his little known opponent likely. In between rugged sparring sessions, Magdaleno spoke on 2012 being his year, his young brother and just where did all that power come from . . . click here for more

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