Diego Magdaleno

Diego Magdaleno

“2FUEGO”

RECORD

32 - 4 - 0

KOs

13

Weight 134.75 lbs (60.91 kg)

Age 34

Home Las Vegas, Nevada,

Complete Stats

Last Fight

loss vs Isaac Cruz

Oct 31, 2020 / Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Magdaleno suffers first-round KO loss to Isaac "Pitbull" Cruz in their PPV opener!

Latest News

Diego Magdaleno News
Gervonta DavisPBC Boxing Video
Nov 1, 2020 / Davis vs Santa Cruz, Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Mario Barrios, Ryan Karl, Regis Prograis, Isaac Cruz Gonzales, Diego Magdaleno

Gervonta Davis Delivers Highlight Reel KO of Leo Santa Cruz

The pride of Baltimore could be boxing's new king as he becomes the first man to stop Santa Cruz and does so in impressive fashion Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV.

Barrios vs. KarlPBC Boxing Video
Oct 29, 2020 / Davis vs Santa Cruz, Mario Barrios, Ryan Karl, Regis Prograis, Isaac Cruz Gonzales, Diego Magdaleno

Davis vs. Santa Cruz PPV Undercard Final Press Conference Quotes

Full video and transcription of Wednesday's final press conference for Davis vs. Santa Cruz undercard participants ahead of Saturday night's SHOWTIME PPV.

Diego Magdaleno PBC Boxing Video
Oct 28, 2020 / Diego Magdaleno

Diego Magdaleno: Manhood, Fatherhood & A World Title Pursuit

The veteran lightweight contender applies life lessons to the ring as he prepares to face Isaac Cruz in a world title eliminator Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV.

Fights

Diego Magdaleno Fights

LOSS vs Isaac Cruz 20-1-1

Oct 31, 2020 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Isaac Cruz WINS against Diego Magdaleno by KO in Round 1 of 12

Loss vs Isaac Cruz Gonzalez 32-3-0

Oct 31, 2020 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Diego Magdaleno LOSES to Isaac Cruz Gonzalez by KO in Round 1 of 12

LOSS vs Teofimo Lopez 11-0-0

Feb 02, 2019 The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, USA

Teofimo Lopez WINS against Diego Magdaleno by KO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Jesus Cuadro 16-3-0

Sep 22, 2018 Grand Oasis Arena, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Jesus Cuadro by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Emmanuel Herrera 4-3-0

May 19, 2018 Poliforum, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Emmanuel Herrera by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Art Hovhannisyan 17-2-3

Oct 07, 2016 Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Art Hovhannisyan by UD in Round 10 of 10

LOSS vs Terry Flanagan 28-0-0

Oct 10, 2015 Manchester Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Terry Flanagan WINS against Diego Magdaleno by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Jose A Gonzalez 24-1-0

Jun 26, 2015 State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Jose A Gonzalez by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Hevinson Herrera 17-9-1

Nov 08, 2014 Events Center, Pharr, Texas, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Hevinson Herrera by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Oscar Bravo 21-3-0

May 17, 2014 Forum, Inglewood, California, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Oscar Bravo by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jorge Pazos 14-6-1

Feb 15, 2014 C. Robert Lee Center, Hawaiian Gardens, California, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Jorge Pazos by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Edgar Riovalle 36-15-2

Sep 28, 2013 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Edgar Riovalle by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Antonio Davis 29-7-0

Aug 04, 2012 Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Antonio Davis by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Fernando Beltran 36-7-1

Mar 23, 2012 Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Fernando Beltran by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Emmanuel Lucero 26-7-1

Nov 11, 2011 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Emmanuel Lucero by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Alejandro Perez 15-2-1

Jul 15, 2011 Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Alejandro Perez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Gilberto Sanchez Leon 31-8-2

May 06, 2011 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Gilberto Sanchez Leon by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Marcos Leonardo Jimenez 18-2-0

Jan 22, 2011 Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Marcos Leonardo Jimenez by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Derrick Campos 20-9-0

Nov 06, 2010 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Derrick Campos by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Carlos Oliveira 25-1-0

Sep 11, 2010 Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Carlos Oliveira by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Manuel Perez 14-5-1

Apr 10, 2010 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Manuel Perez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Floriano Pagliara 10-3-0

Feb 13, 2010 Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Floriano Pagliara by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Gerardo Robles 9-8-0

Jan 16, 2010 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Gerardo Robles by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Josenilson Dos Santos 14-0-0

Nov 13, 2009 Mandalay Bay House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Josenilson Dos Santos by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Carlos Vinan 8-7-3

Aug 15, 2009 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Carlos Vinan by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Juan Montiel 2-2-1

May 16, 2009 Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Juan Montiel by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Juan Santiago 7-1-1

May 01, 2009 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Juan Santiago by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Rodrigo Aranda 8-8-2

Feb 06, 2009 Maywood Activity Center, Maywood, California, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Rodrigo Aranda by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Travis Thompson 3-3-1

Oct 31, 2008 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Travis Thompson by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Jorge Ruiz 5-6-1

Sep 19, 2008 Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Jorge Ruiz by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Scott Furney 3-4-1

Aug 02, 2008 Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Scott Furney by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Angel Rodriguez 2-1-0

Jun 26, 2008 Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Angel Rodriguez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Jose Gomez 1-1-0

Mar 13, 2008 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Jose Gomez by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Quinton Webb 0-1-0

Feb 07, 2008 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Quinton Webb by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Francisco Palacios 1-2-4

Dec 20, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Diego Magdaleno WINS against Francisco Palacios by UD in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Diego Magdaleno “2FUEGO”

  • WINS 32
  • LOSSES 4
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 13

Weight 134.75 lbs (60.91 kg)

Height 5'6" (1.68 m)

Reach 69" (175 cm)

  • Born

    October 28, 1986
  • Age

    34
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Las Vegas, NV
  • Trains in

    Las Vegas, NV
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    218
  • KO Percentage

    37.14%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Diego Magdaleno Bio

Soccer’s Loss Is Boxing’s Gain

Diego Magdaleno was a wild child.

“I had no direction as a kid. I was hostile. I was getting into fights, getting into trouble,” said Magdaleno. “Like a lot of young fighters, they get out there and they have so much energy and they don’t know how to express it.”

The fourth-born of six children who are of Mexican descent, Magdaleno was often able to release that combustion on the soccer fields. 

“My Dad was a huge soccer fan. I went to every one of my Dad’s games. I grew up playing soccer, but not officially. His wishes were for me to play soccer. In fact, he named me after a soccer player -- Diego Armando Maradona. My name is Diego Armando Magdelano,” said Magdaleno, referring to the Argentine star.

“One day, on the way to the soccer fields, we drove by a boxing gym. The garage doors were open. I saw the ring, heavy bags swinging and asked my Dad what it was. He said, ‘It’s a boxing gym. You know that sport that we go watch at our neighbor’s house and watch those classic Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez [Sr.] fights?’ One day, we went into the gym for my first day, and I’ve been going ever since.”

A converter southpaw, Magdaleno began boxing at the age of 8. As an amateur, he earned a gold medal in the 2007 U.S. National Championships and the 2004 Western Olympic Trials and a silver in the 2006 Police Athletic League (PAL) championships.

Magdaleno’s 130-pound professional debut was a four-round unanimous decision over Francisco Palacio in December 2007, after which he went 6-0 (3 KOs) the following year. 

In 2008, Magdelano stopped Quinton Webb (February), Jose Gomez (March) and Jorge Ruiz (September) by first-, second- and fifth-round TKOs and earned unanimous decisions over Angel Rodriguez (June), Travis Thompson (October) and Scott Furney (August) in the fourth, fourth and sixth rounds.

Nicknamed “2Fuego” (2 Fire), Magdaleno won a blistering five fights each in 2009 and 2010. The former comprised four- and eight-round unanimous decisions over Juan Santiago (May) and Josenilson Dos Santos (November) and six-rounders over Rodrigo Aranda (February), Juan Montiel (May) and Carlos Vinan (August). Santiago and Montiel were separated by 15 days. 

The next year Magdaleno notched back-to-back eight-round unanimous decisions over Geraldo Robles (January) and Floriano Pagliara (February) followed by his first 10-rounder against Manuel Perez (April) and fourth- and fifth-round TKO victories over Derrick Campos (November) and Carlos Oliveira (September).

Four more wins in 2011 improved Magdaleno to 20-0 (7 KOs) with fifth- and third-round TKOs of Marcos Leonardo Jimenez (January) and Gilberto Sanchez Leon (May) preceding 10-round unanimous decisions over Alejandro Perez (July) and Emmanuel Lucero (November).

Magdaleno vs. Dulay: February 15, 2020 (PBC on FOX)

Bouncing Back

Magdaleno won seven of nine bouts from 2012 through 2015, losing 130- and 135-pound WBO championship bouts by two-knockdown split-decision to Roman Martinez (April 2013) and three-knockdown, second-round TKO to then-unbeaten Terry Flanagan (October 2015).

In 2012, Magdaleno stopped Fernando Beltran (March) and Antonio Davis (August) via seventh- and fourth-round TKO, and, in 2013, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Edgar Riovalle (September).

In 2014, third- and fourth-round knockouts of Hevinson Herrera (November) and Jorge Pazos (February) were separated by an eight-round unanimous decision over Oscar Bravo (May).

Magdaleno’s seventh-round TKO of Jose A Gonzalez (June) in 2015 preceded his loss to Flanagan, from which he rebounded in October 2016 with a 10-round unanimous decision over Art Hovhannisyan.

Magdaleno won twice in 2018 to improve to 31-2 (13 KOs) following a fifth-round TKO over Emmanuel Herrera (May) and a 10-round unanimous decision over Jesus Cuadero (September). 

That set up Magdaleno for perhaps his most difficult opponent and most brutal loss via two-knockdown seventh-round TKO to unbeaten star Teofimo Lopez in February 2019, who rose to 12-0 (10 KOs) with his third straight knockout victory.

Magdaleno turned aggressor in his next bout in February, a seventh-round body shot knockdown cementing a 10-round unanimous decision over southpaw Austin Dulay.

“Tonight, I took my time. If I attack anyone to the body, they’re going to break down,” said Magdeleno of Dulay, who slipped to 13-2 (10 KOs). “One thing I learned from the previous losses was that I lost the game plan, but nothing’s gonna shock me anymore.”

Magdaleno looks for a repeat performance on September 26 opposite Isaac Cruz Gonzalez (19-1-1, 14 KOs), a 22-year-old from Mexico City.

“This is another young, Mexican fighter with knockout power in both hands and he’s gonna come out swinging, but he’s shorter than I am by a lot. I can out-box him, use my range, or I can bend my knees and fight him. He more or less winds up to knock you out,” said Magdaleno. 

“So I’m gonna lure him into throwing those wide, overhand rights and those looping hooks and catch him while he’s throwing. I’m gonna come in smart and take this guy out. He’s never been stopped, but I’m going to be the first to do it.”