Jessie Magdaleno injured, out of November 11 fight

By Scott Christ

Jessie Magdaleno won’t fight on November 11, but the show will go on.

WBO super bantamweight titleholder Jessie Magdaleno has suffered a wrist injury in training, and has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled November 11 title defense against Cesar Juarez, which was to headline a tripleheader on ESPN.

The show will still go on, just without Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KO), who was set to make his second title defense. He won the WBO title from Nonito Donaire last November, and defended in April against Adeilson dos Santos.

140-pound prospect Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KO) will be bumped into the main event slot in Fresno, facing Mike Reed (23-0, 12 KO) in what is essentially part of the WBC’s tournament at junior welterweight to fill the vacancy likely coming if and when Terence Crawford vacates his belt. The winner of Ramirez-Reed will face Amir Imam, and there’s also a Viktor Postol vs Regis Prograis fight in the mix.

The card also still features a fight for the vacant IBF light heavyweight title, with Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KO) taking on Enrico Koelling (23-1, 6 KO) for one of the belts given up by Andre Ward’s retirement.

Top Rank’s Todd duBoef says that the Magdaleno-Juarez fight will likely be rescheduled for early 2018.

Source:: Bad Left Hook

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