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Tonsilitis KOs Jessie Magdaleno

March, 31, 2014
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Blue chip junior featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno was supposed to fight on April 11 in Las Vegas on an ESPN2 card Top Rank is putting on at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas the night before the big show the next night, the one headlined by the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley welterweight title rematch.

However, Magdaleno (18-0, 14 KOs), 22, of Las Vegas, has been scratched from the card, which is headlined by a middleweight fight between Gilberto Ramirez and former title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo and also includes super middleweight prospect Jesse Hart in his television debut.

Magdaleno, the younger brother of junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno, is off the card because of tonsillitis, Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels told ESPN.com.

“Looks like tonsils will be removed,” said Samuels, who said he got the news from Diego at the Top Rank’s card in Las Vegas on Friday night.

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