Donaire slated to face Magdaleno on Pacquiao-Vargas card - report
MANILA, Philippines – Nonito Donaire Jr will face undefeated prospect Jessie Magdaleno in the co-headliner of Manny Pacquiao’s comeback bout against Jessie Vargas on November 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Top Rank chief Bob Arum confirmed Donaire’s WBO junior featherweight title defense with Magdaleno on the Pacquiao vs. Vargas card to ABS-CBN News.
"We are looking to do something really spectacular for all Filipino people," he said regarding the addition of Donaire to the card.
Donaire (37-3, 24 knockouts) is coming off a successful title defense in April, defeating Zsolt Bedak via third-round stoppage.
In the other corner, Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) was last seen in action when he knocked out Rey Perez last February.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao is set to challenge Vargas for the WBO welterweight belt in the main event.
The two championship clashes will take place at University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center.
According to the 84-year-old promoter, Top Rank has allocated 6,800 seats for a price of $50 per ticket to cater Filipino fans.
“The Filipinos who come here who usually watch it on close circuit can watch it for as low as $50, so it’s going to be packed with Filipino fans," Arum stated. – Rappler.com