Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24KO) vs Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17KO)
November 5, 2016 (Pay-Per View)
WBO World Super Bantamweight title
Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Donaire will be five days from now despite being up against a formidable opponent in Magdaleno, who is unbeaten in 23 fights, including 17 by knockouts.
“I’m the ‘King of the Ring,” Donaire stressed before a throng of media men. “It won’t go 12 rounds vs. Magdaleno.”
he 12-round bout, which many sees could steal the thunder away from the main event featuring Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas for the WBO welterweight title belt, marks the second time the ‘Fllipino Flash’ will be defending his 122-lbs crown since becoming a champion again following a 12-round unanimous decision win over Cesar Juarez last year.
He currently sports a 37-3 ring record, including 24 KOs. Donaire is currently on a four-fight winning streak since suffering a sixth-round TKO loss to Nicholas Walters to yield the World Boxing Association (WBA) super-featherweight championship two years ago.
Magdaleno, 24, however, remains unperturbed with Donaire’s vast experience and believes he can beat the reigning champ right in his first attempt at a world crown.