Magdaleno Signs Contract For Flanagan Title Clash, 10/10

By Steve Kim

According to manager Frank Espinoza,  his client, lightweight Diego Magdaleno, is signed, sealed and delivered for his second opportunity at a major world title in the fall.

"October 10th is the date, we'll be fighting in Manchester, England against Terry Flanagan for the WBO lightweight title," he confirmed to on Friday.

Back in April of 2013, Magdaleno fought for this very same belt and lost a 12-round decision to Roman Martinez in Macao. Since then the 28-year old southpaw from Las Vegas has reeled off five consecutive victories, which includes a seventh-round stoppage of Jose A. Gonzalez on June 26th, which was a WBO elimination bout. Magdaleno has a pro record of 28-1(12 KO's).

"Diego's ready, he'll be prepared. He knows what he has to do. He's gotta go and take this fight to Flanagan to win the world championship. He's learned his lesson from the last time in China, now it's time for him to go out and do it. He knows what he needs to do."

Flanagan-Magdaleno will be part of a card that includes the rescheduled bout between WBO middleweight Andy Lee and Billy Saunders.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 08-15-2015

Not seeing any ballyhoo for this guy, he isn't getting raved about by the usual UK crowd. Good, make him earn it. In this case it will make him better. Sooner or later, he'll stick his head in the lions…

Comment by NEETzsche on 08-15-2015

nice. i'm glad that warren and flanagan haven't just sat on the belt

Comment by chocolate on 08-14-2015

Good fight. Definitely not a gimmie fight.

Comment by Rope_Burns on 08-14-2015

I think this could be a good little scrap. 50/50 imo

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Photos: Danny Garcia, Figueroa-Molina, Uzcategui-Plant - Presser Photos: Porter-Ugas, Santa Cruz-Flores, Dirrell-Yildirim - Presser Photos: Spence-Garcia, Thurman-Lopez, Quillin-Truax - Presser Mikey Garcia on Spence: This Time Little Guy Beats Bigger Man! Keith Thurman: I'm Back, I Plan on Reclaiming My WBC Belt! Premier Boxing Champions, FOX Sports Reveal 2019 Schedule Peterson-Lipinets, Quillin-Truax To Headline FS1 Shows News: Antonio Vargas, Anvar Yunusov, Jean Carlos Torres Jarrell Miller is Interested in Facing Whyte-Chisora 2 Winner Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart Promise a War on December 14 Spence-Garcia To Be Announced As FOX PPV March 16 Gennady Golovkin is 'No. 1 Choice' For Callum Smith, Says Hearn Pacquiao-Broner Press Conferences Set For Monday, Tuesday Claressa Shields: I Can Go as Low as 154 For Cecilia Braekhus Thurman-Lopez, Garcia-Granados, Santa Cruz-Flores Are Set Boy Jones Jr. vs. Craig Evans For Vacant WBO Euro, Nov. 19 Shawn Porter-Yordenis Ugas Set For March 9 In Las Vegas Joe Smith: If I Land on Beterbiev Like Johnson Did - I'll Finish Him! Kownacki-Washington Set For 1/26 FOX Show From Barclays Holyfield: Two Different Eras, Usyk is The Best of His Time Hearn: Joshua-Usyk Will Be A Massive Fight One Day, Not Now Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew: Afterthoughts Alexander Povetkin Will Have Two More Fights, Then Retire Jay Collins Ready For Debut Under Guidance of Derry Mathews Parker's Promoter: We Want Whyte-Chisora Winner - NOT Usyk Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook: Hearn Aims To Finalize March Date Felix Verdejo's Manager: We'd Like The Winner of Hooker-Saucedo Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale Tyson Fury Tears Apart Deontay Wilder's "Biggest Career Wins" AIBA Submits Reports TO IOC With Olympic Future at Stake Manu Vatuvei vs. Brown Buttabean Set For Parker-Flores Card Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Warns 168: You Are All on Notice - I'm Back! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Open Workouts News: David Papot, Eric Walker, Ievgen Khytrov, More De La Hoya: Mayweather Was Looking For Attention With Rizin Jaron Ennis Motivated By Goal of Unifying Welterweight Division Emmanuel Tagoe Inks Promotional With Lou DiBella Donaire: If I Land My Best Shots, I Believe I Can Stop Zolani Tete Bellew: I Want Reality Back, I Want a Normal Life and I Will Find It Shohjahon Ergashev Secures a Rapid Knockout Win in Chicago

Latest Active Forum Threads