News | Oct 08 2016

Diego Magdaleno bounces back from Flanagan defeat with win over Hovhannisyan

Former ligthweight contender Diego Magdaleno earns a victory in comeback fight
Diego Magdaleno
Diego Magdaleno  |  Golden Boy Promotions

ALMOST a full year has passed since lightweight world title contender Diego Magdaleno (29-2, 12 KOs) flew from Las Vegas to the UK for an opportunity to snatch the WBO World lightweight title away from Terry Flanagan.

The American was knocked down three times in the second round of that match and took a lot of punishment at the hands of “Turbo” Flanagan before the official finally stepped in to stop the fight.

On Friday night, at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Magdaleno bounced back from his mauling in Manchester by defeating Art Hovhannisyan (17-3-3, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 99-91, in favor of Magdaleno.