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Oscar Valdez & Jessie Magdaleno Media Workout


Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Óscar Valdez (21-0, 18 KO's) of Nogales, Mexico and Las Vegas's undefeated junior featherweight Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) held a media workout Thursday afternoon at the Jack Rabbit Boxing Club in Long Beach, Calfornia for their upcoming bouts as the two will be featured in separate bouts Saturday November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas card live on Pay Per View.

"I am ready for my first title defense but I am still training like I am trying to win that title," Oscar Valdez told Fightnews.com

"This is cool fighting on a big card like this, not only is this a big card but its taking place in my hometown. I think this is going to be one of my biggest homecoming fights that I have had in my career," Jessie Magdaleno told Fightnews.com "I am ready to spill it all out there for this this fight," Magdaleno added.

The two fighters held camp and trained together under trainer Manny Robles at the Rock Gym in Carson, California as they preparepare for their upcoming fights.

"Manny always pushes me to the limit that is one thing I admire about him. There is always something new in the gym. He pushes me and I push him in the gym, it don't matter to him if I am a world champion. I train hard everyday," Valdez said.

"Camp has been good. It's been a tremendous camp with Manny Robles. Its something new to me he is a very intelligent coach,and its cool training with Oscar Valdez working alongside with him is fun," Magdaleno said. "He has lots of tricks up his sleeve. Its out first fight together and its great because its our first title fight together," Magdaleno added.

"It's been a great camp and they are both ready to go," Trainer Manny Robles told Fightnews.com "There is good chemistry. I have to push them hard because I want them to be ready. So I have to kick their ass during camp," Robles added.

Valdez will square off against number 1 rated and mandatory challenger Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KO's) of Osaka, Japan as he will be making the first defense of his title he won this past July.

"I really have not seen much tape of him but we prepare in the gym to every style but our goal is to work hard and come out on top," Valdez said.

"I watched a lot of tape on the guy he is a tough Japanese fighter. He comes forward and he will be ready and we have to be ready for him," Robles said.

Magdaleno will have his first shot at a world title as he takes on four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs), of San Leandro, California by way of General Santos City, Philippines, for his WBO junior featherweight title.

"He has been the guy to fight he is a five time world champion, a great veteran, with tremendous punching power but he is the to go to for my first world title fight," Magdaleno said. "I want to make sure I come out to fight with a big name in my first title fight," Magdaleno added.

"Nonito is world class, he is a multiple time world champion, we are not catching this guy at the end of his career washed up. He is a world champion we are expecting a tough Nonito Donaire," Robles said.

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