Undefeated American calls out Donaire
A VERY promising American fighter wants a piece of newly reinstated world champion Nonito Donaire Jr.
Undefeated Jessie Magdaleno has called out a challenge to the 33-year-old Donaire, who recently reclaimed the World Boxing Organization super bantamweight title over Mexican Cesar Juarez.
“I’ve been wanting for a while for Nonito. And now he’s got the title, I want it even more,” boxingscene.com quoted the 24-year-old Magdaleno (22-0-0 with 16 knockouts) as saying.
Top Rank chief Bob Arum also told the website the fight is possible if Magdaleno can stay within the 122-pound super bantam limit.
“We have a clear understanding and a program that he’s going to be able to make 122 because in his last three or four fights he’s been way over the limit and we can’t tolerate that,” Arum said.
He said the fight could happen in Las Vegas where both fighters now reside. Both Donaire and Magdaleno are handled by Top Rank.
Donaire (36-3-0 with 23 KOs) again hogged the limelight with a world title to boot after a sensational unanimous decision victory over a surprisingly gritty Juarez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, recently.
That win prompted Magdaleno’s manager, Frank Espinoza, to start talks with Arum regarding a possible Donaire matchup.
Coming from a family of prizefighters, including brother Diego Magdaleno, Jessie recently demolished Filipino Vergel Nebran via a first-round knockout.
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