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.
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