Jesse Magdaleno's pro debut on Nov. 6
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum insisted that he tried to talk amateur boxing standout Jesse Magdaleno into staying in the unpaid ranks for two more years to try to win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
"I had him in the office and talked with him at length last week and I tried to convince him to stay in the amateurs, because he's only 18, and try to win a gold medal in 2012," Arum said. "I had him convinced and then he went downstairs with his father and [trainer] Pat Barry, and ...
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