22 year old super bantamweight, Jesse Magdaleno (19-0, 15 KO’s) has created quite a buzz with his impressive performances inside the ring. Magdaleno, considered a blue chip prospect right out of the amateurs, is looking forward to a future full of world title belts and great boxing moments.

 

22 year old super bantamweight, Jesse Magdaleno (19-0, 15 KO’s) has created quite a buzz with his impressive performances inside the ring. Magdaleno, considered a blue chip prospect right out of the amateurs, is looking forward to a future full of world title belts and great boxing moments.

Magdaleno, promoted by Top Rank, spoke to us from his home base in Las Vegas where he shared his thoughts on his career and hopes.

Why did you choose boxing as a profession?

I started out as a soccer player and I loved it, but once I got into boxing, I knew this was the sport for me. I like being in the ring one on one. It’s all on you once you’re in there. I also love the ritual of going to the gym and preparing for battle. I love everything about the sport.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a fighter?

I would’ve pursued a career in pro soccer or maybe I would’ve pursued my love of cars and would’ve been a mechanic. It’s a lot of fun to work on cars. It’s another one of my passions. It’s what I do when I’m not boxing and training.

Your brother Diego is also a pro fighter. How has he influenced you?

He’s one of the main reasons I got into the sport. Watching him box really motivated me to get in the ring. I used to watch him and I wanted to do it too and when I did do it, I loved it. He and my dad were a major influence for me.

How did you end up with the Espinoza boxing club?

Frank (Espinoza) managed my brother Diego first and when the time came, I knew he would be a great manager for me, so I signed with him. He knows all my family and we have a great relationship. I’m very proud to be part of his stable. He’s been very good to me. He’s good people and gives good advice. We’re going far together.

What’s it like working with trainer Joel Diaz in the California desert?

Joel Diaz is one of the top trainers in boxing and anytime you can work with someone like him, you jump at the opportunity. He’s a great trainer and a great person too.

Where do you see yourself in a couple of years?

I see myself winning several world titles and still undefeated. I plan to work very hard to achieve those goals. I’m very excited for what lies ahead of me.

Which fighters do you follow?

I’m a big fan of Floyd Mayweather’s defensive style but I’m also a fan of fighters from the past like Julio Cesar Chavez. He’s someone I always liked to watch and I admire his courage and accomplishments. He gave the fans many great moments and that’s my goal for my career. I want to be known and remembered as someone who gave the fans a lot to remember.

What motivates you?

I have a real desire to be someone. I want to accomplish a lot in this sport and that’s what motivates me. I want to be the best and I’m willing to work very hard to make sure I reach all my goals. My family also motivates me. I’m married and have a two month old son who motivates me even more.

What message would you give to the fans that are still getting to know you?

I want them to know that in me, they’re going to find someone who truly loves to fight inside the ring. When I step inside those ropes, I’m there to put on a show and never be boring. I want the fans to know they can always count on me to deliver an entertaining fight. That I’m going to be a world champion for a long time. I just hope they keep watching and following me. I promise they’ll never be disappointed.