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Magdaleno: I'll Be Ready For War With Rocky Martinez!

By Ryan Burton

Over the past year Diego Magdaleno (23-0, 9KOs) has been campaigning for a shot at a world title. The undefeated super featherweight contender will finally get his chance when he faces WBO champion Rocky Martinez (26-1-2, 16KOs) on April 6th in Macau. In a conversation with BoxingScene.com, Magdaleno said that he was surprised his first world title fight would happen in Asia and is excited to finally have the opportunity. 
 
"This is huge.  The biggest fight of my life is in China. Who would have thought, of all places?" Magdaleno stated. "It's an honor and the greatest feeling. I'm more motivated than ever before because this time it's the real deal and I'm going to make Las Vegas and all of my fans very proud. This will be an adventure I'll never forget."

Magdaleno is fulling recovered from a hand injury he suffered in December that caused his last scheduled fight to be canceled.   He said that he is training very hard for the fight and that he has a lot of respect for his Puerto Rican adversary. The Las Vegan said that Martinez is a good fighter but feels that his superior skill set will lead him to victory. 

"I think Martinez is a durable guy who comes to fight. He comes in shape but is limited in what he can do. I saw both of his last two fights and he was the same slugger. I know what I bring to the table and know it's not a gamble. I'll be 110% ready to go to War!" Magdaleno told BoxingScene.

Two time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming will face an opponent to be determined in the main event. WBO/WBA super flyweight champion Brian Viloria will defend his titles against Juan Francisco Estrada in the co-feature.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;13028012]Rocky always been a slugger and he will beat this guy no pop to keep Martinez off of him[/QUOTE] Slugger, but no bomber. Diego has much better foot work and thows much better combos than the last two guys Rocky…

Comment by richardt on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=Hiei;13028021]Magdaleno should win a decision unless the corrupt WBO gets rocky another gift[/QUOTE]Just remember - EVERY punch that is landed on Martinez is automatically scored for Martinez because they give points based on a guys ability to block every single…

Comment by richardt on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;13028012]Rocky always been a slugger and he will beat this guy no pop to keep Martinez off of him[/QUOTE]You picking a PR boxer - now there's a huge shock.

Comment by MJ223 on 02-12-2013

[B]Rooting for Diego..... Burgos-Magdaleno sounds good to me[/B]

Comment by Hiei on 02-12-2013

Magdaleno should win a decision unless the corrupt WBO gets rocky another gift

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