Jessie Magdaleno vs Isaac Dogboe Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions

Jessie Magdaleno defends his WBO super-bantamweight title against latest challenger Isaac Dogboe this weekend in Philadelphia.
At 11/8 a £10 bet would return £23.75
Magdaleno vs Dogboe
April 29,2018
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Jessie Magdaleno finally seeks second successful title defence in Isaac Dogboe clash

WBO super-bantamweight champion Jessie Magdaleno (25-0 18 KOs) will finally make the second defence of his title this weekend in Philadelphia as he faces number one contender Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs).

At The Liacouras Center, Magdaleno will enter the ring for the first time in over a year since successfully defending his crown for the first time against Adeilson Dos Santos.

The defending title holder knocked his maiden Brazilian challenger out inside two routine rounds at the StubHub Center in California last April (22nd).

Las Vegas native Magdaleno won his current belt from four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire, who was most recently outpointed by Carl Frampton in Belfast, back in November 2016.

The 26-year-old is the odds-on 4/11 favourite with William Hill to prevail once again this weekend, despite it set to be 371 days since he last climbed the ring ropes come fight night.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian challenger Dogboe is a genuine threat to the defending champion’s reign, having showcased his dangerous knockout power of late.

The 23-year-old is a promising 9/4 outsider with bet365 to triumph on his latest American ventures, after claiming the vacant interim WBO strap when halting Cesar Juarez in five rounds in January.

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Magdaleno confident of putting on strong showing against Dogboe in Philadelphia

This second defence represents a very testing outing for Magdaleno, who has frustratingly endured a layoff from his last bout.

Therefore, Dogboe will enter with the momentum after two stoppage successes in the same timeframe. The hard-hitting African is 11/2 with bet365 to KO the reigning title holder on American soil.

Although, following a year-long training camp, at the end of which took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, Magdaleno is confident of overcoming his latest opponent in style.

“I’m mentally ready. I’m physically ready,” the WBO champion told Boxing Scene.

“Being here with [coach] Manny Robles keeps me ready. The sparring has been great, but I get impatient sometimes and just want to get in the ring for real. I have to stay calm and wait until the fight comes.”

The Nevada fighter has had great preparation this time around, having trained alongside WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez among other top fighters.

He will enter the ring at a promising 11/8 with bet365 to rally to a decision victory here in his second title defence.

The tricky southpaw also boasts a solid KO rate so far in his career, including three stoppages in his last four clashes, so he is 15/8 to reign supreme with another early finish this weekend.

If Magdaleno can dust off the ring rust early on in proceedings and get into his rhythm against the threatening Dogboe, the American should be capable of outworking his latest challenger over the distance.

But it’s a tough ask against a fighter who has been brilliantly halting foes during Magdaleno’s time away from the ring and been gaining momentum ahead of his hopeful world title charge.

Jessie Magdaleno is 11/8 to win by decision with bet365

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