Boxing News of Thu, 16 Aug 20183
Magdaleno wants Dogboe rematch - Manager
Mexican fighter, Jessie Magdaleno, is reportedly chasing a possible rematch with Ghana's WBO World super bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe, according to his manager, Frank Espinoza. Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs), who lost his WBO strap to Dogboe (19-0, 13 KOs) on April 28 in Pennsylvania through an 11th round knockout, is keen on avenging his painful loss to the Ghanaian.
According to Espinoza, Magdaleno is bent on fighting at super bantamweight in order to challenge Dogboe who he believes he can beat and will work hard for that fight.
Speaking to ESPN after Magdaleno extended his contract with Top Rank Promotions, Espinoza said his client would stay at 122 pounds unlike reports suggesting he could move up to featherweight division.
"He's going to stay at 122 (pounds)," Espinoza said. "We want to fight Dogboe again. He believes he can beat him. That's the fight we would like to fight," he said.
Dogboe, 23, snatched Magdaleno's WBO super bantamweight title in their first slugfest in April at the Liacouras Center, Philadelphia in Pennsylvania with an impressive comeback after suffering a knockdown in the first round.
Magdaleno since his loss to Dogboe has been calling the Ghanaian out for a rematch who accepted the challenge but Top Rank Promotions, promoters of both boxers, were against a possible second bout at super bantamweight and suggested a fight for both pugilists in featherweight in the near future.
With the turn of events, it is however unclear whether Top Rank would promote a Dogboe-Magdaleno rematch especially when the Ghanaian is currently preparing for his first title defence against Hidenori Otake on August 25 in Arizona.
Dogboe, however could snub Magdaleno's attempt for a rematch now in favour of a unification bout with WBA super bantamweight champion, Daniel Roman, should he successfully defend his title against Otake.