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Magdaleno fight off after opponent fails medical exam

4/10/2015

Junior featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno had his fight against John Mark Apolanario canceled on Friday when Apolanario failed his prefight medical exam, according to promoter Top Rank.

The eight-round bout was scheduled to headline Saturday’s “Solo Boxeo” card on UniMas (11 p.m. ET/PT) at Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.

A Top Rank-spokesman said Texas regulators declined to license Apolanario (18-5-3, 5 KOs) for medical reasons, but not disclose what his issue was. Top Rank it would reschedule Magdaleno (20-0, 15 KOs) as soon as possible.

Mexican featherweight prospect Oscar Valdez (14-0, 13 KOs) will face Jose Ramirez (25-5, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout that had been the co-feature but was elevated to main event status in the wake of the failed medical test.

Middleweight prospect Esquiva Falcao (7-0, 5 KOs) versus Omar Rojas (3-2, 1 KO), a six-rounder, will now open the telecast, Top Rank said.