Jessie Magdaleno Cites Experience, But Isn’t Overlooking Brandon Figue...

Jessie Magdaleno wishes to lean on his experuence as a previous world champ to beat 27-year-old Brandon Figueroa on May fourth.

The interim WBC featherweight world title fight will occur at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on the Canelo Alvarez-Jaime Munguia Prime Video pay-per-view undercard.

Magdaleno (29-2, 18 KOs) has actually had a sluggish last couple of years – in truth, he has actually just combated 3 times because 2020, with his last getaway a loss to the present WBA featherweight world champ, Raymond Ford. He invested the last years with Top Rank Inc. as his lead promoter, however his latest fight was with Matchroom Boxing and this upcoming bout is promoted by Premier Boxing Champions. 

During Magdaleno’s relative lack, Figueroa (24-1-1, 18 KOs), who was a possibility throughout the Las Vegan’s title run, Figueroa has actually become among the larger names in the featherweight department – in big part due to his amusing design. 

Magdaleno won a world title in 2016 against future Hall-of-Famer Nonito Donaire, a benefit in experience and quality of opposition he wishes to take advantage of against Figueroa.  

“Of course – I have an edge in experience,” stated the previous WBO incredibly bantamweight world champ. “I’ve been boxing for a very long time and I understand Brandon has actually put in his work also. I don’t ignore any person.”

Yet, regardless of all of his experience, Magdaleno is not looking previous Figueroa.

“I understand Brandon pertains to fight,” shown Madaleno. “He’s a come-forward fighter who tosses a great deal of punches. He is available in excellent shape each time. We see tapes and we understand he’s an excellent fighter like I am.”

During the accumulation to his fight with Nonito Donaire, Magdaleno dawned blonde hair. It is back – something he said upon as he aims to reverse time and reveal the world he has more left.

“Last time I had the blonde hair I ended up being world champ,” shown Magdaleno. “I’m simply prepared to return in here and reveal everyone what I’m about.”

Lucas Ketelle is a happy member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and author of ‘Inside The Ropes of Boxing’ (readily available on Amazon). Contact him on X @LukieBoxing


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