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Magdaleno, Should He Win, Wants Rey Vargas or Danny Roman

By Steve Kim

Should Jessie Magdaleno successfully defend his WBO super bantamweight title versus his mandatory challenger, Isaac Dogboe, last today in Philadelphia, he has one goal in mind.

Unify the titles.

"That's the plan after this fight," stated Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KO's) to BoxingScene.com. "I already spoke to (my manager) Frank Espinoza and I said,'after we take this guy out, that's the plan.' If we can get a fight with Rey Vargas and even Danny Roman, a good buddy of mine, you know we have to come to an agreement and make that fight happen."

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Vargas, who has the WBC belt and is trained by Hall of Fame coach Nacho Beristain, faces dangerous Azat Hovanissyan on May 12th as part of an HBO televised card from Verona in New York, while Roman is scheduled to defend his WBA title in June. The IBF strap is held by Ryosuke Iwasa from Japan.

As for a fight against Roman - who often spars at the same gym that Magdaleno calls home (Legendz Boxing in Norwalk, ,California) - it would be a bittersweet opportunity for Magdaleno given their personal relationship. But business is business.

"Of course, I've got a family to feed and that's the way I see it - it's just business. Up in he ring I don't know you but once we're out of the ring, hey, it's back to being good friends or whatever the case is. I feel I have to get my business point out there and I have to do what's best for me,'' said Magdaleno, who fights at the Liacouras Center as the headliner in an ESPN televised event being staged by Top Rank.

In the televised co-featured, heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Joey Dawejko will collide for bragging rights in a hometown battle.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Idunnoshet on 04-28-2018

Danny Roman's been flying under the radar of most fans but the fighters know he's the Real Deal. Roman SD when it happens .

Comment by Mammoth on 04-28-2018

Would not mind Magdaleno vs Vargas if Magdaleno gets passed Dogboe.

Comment by sammybee on 04-28-2018

Jessie should not overlook Dogboe. He is a live underdog.

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