Advertisement
Advertisement

Magdaleno is Focused and Ready For Beltran's Challenge

By Ryan Burton
 
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with undefeated super featherweight Diego Magdaleno (21-0) who is now facing Fernando Beltran Jr (36-7-1) on March 23rd in Tucson, AZ.  Eduardo Lazcano of Chihuahua, Mexico (24-2) was set to face the Las Vegan when he was scratched from the card after suffering an injury. Magdaleno-Beltran serves as the main event of Showtime's ShoBox series.

Fernando Beltran marks the third different opponent that will be slated to face Magdaleno.  When the fight was first announced, Miguel Beltran Jr. (26-1) who fights out of an orthodox stance, was the opponent.  His opponent was changed to Lazcano, a southpaw, less than two weeks before the fight and now has been changed again to Beltran another southpaw.  Magdaleno insists he won't have a problem with the change in opponents. 

"I had time to spar with southpaws.  I will be ready to go," explained Magdaleno.  "In the amateurs a lot of times you  didn't know who your opponent was going to be until right before the fight so I am used to it."

Twenty of Magdaleno's twenty-one professional bouts have taken place in his hometown of Las Vegas, NV.  When asked if he will feel comfortable with his lack of experience on the road, the 25 year-old southpaw said that he will feel right at home at the Casino Del Sol.
 
"The fight is in a casino so of course I will feel comfortable (laughing)," said Magdaleno as he pointed out that most fights in Las Vegas also take place in casinos.  "I have been training hard and it doesn't matter where the fight takes place."
  
Diego's 20 year-old brother Jessie (8-0), a blue chip super bantamweight prospect also signed to Top Rank, returns on April 14 against Nick Fast (7-1) on the Brandon Rios-Richard Abril off TV undercard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
 
Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

Tags: Diego Magdaleno image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 03-22-2012

Why the f**k was it changed??? Miguel Betran was a really challenge and fight.

Comment by elplayapimp on 03-22-2012

thats fcking gay was looking forward to miguel beltran jr beating magdaleno. Does any one know why he was changed?

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 03-21-2012

[QUOTE=bigcursedawg;11914465]Thats funny that he is focused and ready for Beltran considering the fact the he isn't fighting Beltran.:thumbsdow[/QUOTE] lol he just talking :bsflag:

Comment by bigcursedawg on 03-21-2012

Thats funny that he is focused and ready for Beltran considering the fact the he isn't fighting Beltran.:thumbsdow

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines George Groves: I'm Looking To Take Martin Murray Out! Video: Dillian Whyte on PEDs in Boxing, Joshua-Breazeale, More Dillian Whyte Wants Two Tuneups, Then More Experienced Foes Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey Discuss Training Camp, More Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed Harmonito Dela Torre Ready To Impress in His U.S. Debut Washington is Helping Breazeale, Warns That Joshua is in Tough Photos: Mike Tyson Hits China For Ruenroeng-Casimero II Paul Butler: We're On The Brink of World Title Shot, This is Massive Stephen Smith: I Belong at World Level, I Want Another Title Shot Golovkin's Coach Expects Amir Khan To Rebound Very Well Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down AIBA President Confident Pro Fighters Will Compete in Olympics Haye: I'll Be Careful Early, But Then I'll Drop Briggs and KO Him Kevin Satchell Returns on June 4th as Part of Smith Liverpool Bill Photos: Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Reunite On Stage in Las Vegas Briggs Feels Haye in Decline: He Was a Better Fighter Before Liam Smith: IF Canelo Returns To 154, He's Perfect For Me! Ricky Burns: Michele Di Rocco Won't Know What Hit Him! Oscar De La Hoya, Mario Lopez To Get in The Ring For Charity Makabu: Not Going The Distance, I'm Knocking Tony Bellew Out! Berto Tabs Golovkin Over Canelo, Wants To Fight The Winner
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement