Jessie Magdaleno versus Yenifel Vicente breakdown

This should be a relatively competitive fight and should be a good step for Magdaleno who is looking to get back to a world title fight soon.

Jessie Magdaleno is a former world champion who in the past has looked like he could become one of the sports best talent’s. He beat a future hall of fame member in Nonito Donaire to win his first title but came apart when fighting Isaac Dogboe. Magdaleno has a good jab that he throws to the body often and is a good body puncher in general. He has solid hooks and rattles off combinations of 3 or 4 punches when he gets into range. He has shown he can be hurt and dropped and considering hes facing a big puncher in Vicente that’s not a good sign.

Vicente has real power and throws clubbing shots that seem to hurt his opponents even if they don’t hit clean. He’s not the most technically gifted fighter but he does have a serviceable jab when he decides to use it. His foot work isn’t on Magdaleno’s level and he isn’t hard to hit but he makes you pay for hitting him. He can be out boxed as shown when he fought Tremaine Williams though he did have his moments in that fight. He had a few points taken off because he started fouling due to being frustrated at not being able to land very often and versus someone like Magdaleno who can move around the ring I can see that frustration coming out again. I especially like Vicente’s right hook which seems to have real power on it and he throws it both looping and short which can catch opponents off guard.

I think that Magdaleno will most likely be able to use his superior boxing skills and foot work to win a decision over 10 rounds. If this fight was at 122 I would favour Vicente but hes moving up and Magdaleno weighed in at around 128 pounds so he will be much bigger by tomorrow night. If Vicente’s power does translate up in weight then he should be able to catch Magdaleno when he sits just in range which I’ve noticed he does which is a bad habit.

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