Top Rank is bringing a double header to the Banc of California Stadium in LA on Saturday August 17th when Jessie Magdaleno (26-1, 18KOs) takes on Rafael Rivera (27-3-2, 18KOs) in a 10 round featherweight fight then Emanuel Navarrete will put his WBO super bantamweight title against Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca(20-0, 6KOs). The fight card is presented by Top Rank and will presented live via ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10p.m. ET
Magdaleno will be returning to the ring for the second time following the loss of his title to Isaac Dogboe in a fight that would be a contender for fight of the year in 2018. Magdaleno has notable wins over Nonito Donaire back in 2016 and former world champion Rico Ramos.
Rivera is one tough Mexican warrior, a man who has never been knocked out has a pro. Rivera has shared the ring with WBA super world featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz as well as top featherweight prospect Joet Gonzalez.
The Navarrete- De Vaca WBO super bantamweight title fight was elevated to main event status due to an leg injury plaguing Jose Benavidez Jr. which forced him to pull out of his welterweight bout against Luis Collazo. Tune in on August 17th and do not miss out on the action!