Advertisement
Advertisement

Team Magdaleno Ready: "We Want Juan Carlos Salgado!"

By Ryan Maquiñana

Immediately following his seventh-round stoppage win over late replacement Fernando Beltran (36-8-1, 20 KOs) on "ShoBox: The New Generation," junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno (22-0, 8 KOs) and his trainer/manager Pat Barry told BoxingScene.com who they were gunning for next.

"We want the IBF champion (Juan Carlos Salgado)," Barry told BoxingScene.com from the locker room in the Casino Del Sol in Tuscon, Arizona.  "Any of these champs will do, but he stuck out first in my mind."

Salgado (24-1-1, 16 KOs) is coming off a no-contest in December against Miguel Beltran (no relation).  Magdaleno chimed in on the matter.  "I'm ready for whoever Top Rank puts in front of me, but I think I'm ready for a world title next if it came up."

Magdaleno showed some moxie against the substitute, recovering from a fourth-round knockdown--his second in two fights--to thrash his fellow southpaw with a string of vicious right hooks and uppercuts up the middle to eventually wear him down.

"Give him credit," Magdaleno said.  "He came into the fight prepared. He was a southpaw, and it took me a couple rounds to get his style down, and with the knockdown, I didn't expect the shots coming from an angle.  He caught me, but I gave him a wink and surprised him when I came back at him."

"Diego has the heart of a champion," added Barry.  "This guy had 45 pro fights and had never been stopped.  He wanted to make a statement and I think he did that tonight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Kim Poulsen Gets Career Back on Track, Training at Wild Card Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas, Malignaggi vs. Bracero - Face Offs Photos/Weights: Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, More Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Kell Brook Clash Lee Baxter Promotions Brings Boxing Back To Toronto Flanagan vs. Verdejo Ordered By The WBO, Says Frank Warren Santa Cruz: I Won't Be Like Quigg, I'll Force Frampton To Fight! Hatton Warns Harrison That Rabchenko Will Make Statement Joseph Diaz Reflects on Velez Win, Talks Strategy Against Proa Ed Brown Returns To The Ring Against Venegas in Indiana Santa Cruz Hopes Mares Overcomes Eye Issue; Wants Rematch Josh Warrington: I Want Lee Selby More Than Anyone Else Amir Khan: I'll Fight Conor McGregor To Prove I'm a Real Man! Roach: If He's 100%, Pacquiao Would Destroy Floyd Mayweather! Joseph Diaz vs. Josh Warrington Clash Eyed By Golden Boy Dusty Harrison vs. Thomas 'Cornflake' Lamanna on Sept. 16 Lee Selby Will Have a Ringside Eye on Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Pacquiao Says Comeback is NOT About Money, But Passion Khan on Canelo: He Weighed 187 With Me - Fight Golovkin! Marlon Tapales To Receive Hero's Welcome For Title Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton: Ring the Damn Bell Amir Khan Aims For Danny Garcia Mandatory Shot in January Miguel Cotto Officially Passes on Marquez Over Weight Dispute Mikey Garcia: You're Going To See a Better Version of Me! Joseph Diaz: Liam Smith is a Very Tough Fight For Canelo Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Thomas Williams Size Up at Presser Carl Frampton: Everyone Expects Me To Lose, I'll Get The Upset! Dorticos To Shumenov: You Paper Champ, Stop Running Chicken Photos: Margarito, Alvarez Go Face To Face at Presser Video: Leo Santa Cruz Ready For War With Carl Frampton Amir Khan: Arum is Bitter, He's Scared To Do The Pacquiao Fight! Photos: Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, Malignaggi, Garcia Workouts Photo: Kell Brook Embraces VADA Testing For Golovkin Shot Amnat Ruenroeng Vows To Get Olympic Gold For His Family Photos: Andre Ward Cheers on Kevin Durant, Team USA Czar Glazkov Still Recovering, Return is Possible in November Video: Golovkin's Coach on Terence Crawford, Kell Brook, More Leo Santa Cruz: If Dad Didn't Get Better, I May Have Pulled Out Lucas Browne Enters WBC's VADA Drug Testing Program
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement