Jessie Magdaleno following his second-round TKO over Adeilos Dos Santos (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)
By Chris Robinson
I remember seeing Jessie Magdaleno when he was still just an amateur, and even back then it was easy to spot his potential as a future prizefighter.
Fast forward to Saturday, April 22, and Magdaleno continues to settle into his status as a reigning champion following a second-round TKO victory over challenger Adeilson Dos Santos in Carson, Calif. that saw him successfully defend his WBO junior featherweight title for the first time.
Inside of the StubHub Center, Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KO’s) proved himself to be too much for Dos Santos (18-3, 14 KO’s), as he buzzed him with a right hand in the second round that began the Brazilian fighter’s downfall.
A left hand from Magdaleno dropped Dos Santos moments later, and despite rising, he was overwhelmed by the onslaught coming from the champion and was sent to his knees after absorbing a left-right combination to the head. Referee Dr. Lou Moret waived the contest off at the 2:51 mark.
Mandatory challenger Cesar Juarez was sitting ringside and we’ll likely see him and Magdaleno in the ring together in the near future.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com