Former WBO junior featherweight champion Jessie Magdaleno tries to improve to 28-1 on Thursday and remain in title contention when he fights Yenifel Vicente in Las Vegas. The June 11 Top Rank card begins at 7 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Conference Center. Vicente (36-4-2, 28 knockouts) is far from a pushover: He has never been knocked out and enters this fight off a fourth-round knockout of Rodolfo Hernandez Montoya.
Still, Magdaleno is a -900 favorite (risk $900 to win $100) in the latest Magdaleno vs. Vicente odds at William Hill, with the 33-year-old Dominican native getting +600 (risk $100 to win $600) as the underdog. Before locking in your Magdaleno vs. Vicente picks, see the Top Rank boxing predictions from SportsLine analyst Peter Kahn.
A 2019 Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D'Amato Manager of the Year nominee, Kahn is a longtime insider who has his finger on the pulse of what's going on inside and outside the ring. Kahn manages nearly 10 percent of Top Rank's fighters, and he can be seen and heard weekly as co-host of "The Fight Guys" show on FITE TV.
Not surprisingly, Kahn is uncanny when it comes to picking fights. Last year, for example, Kahn called Deontay Wilder knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round, a massive 22-1 long shot bet. "Based on everything Wilder has expressed leading up to the fight and his true dislike and beef with Breazeale, expect Wilder to come out and try to get rid of him early to make a statement," Kahn told readers. The result: Wilder ended it at the 2:17 mark with a violent one-punch knockout, and everyone who followed Kahn's advice cashed huge.
Now, with Thursday's Top Rank boxing card fast approaching, Kahn has carefully studied Magdaleno vs. Vicente as well the co-featured fight between Adam Lopez and Luis Coria, identified the best value in the boxing odds and released his picks for both fights. Head to SportsLine to see all of his boxing picks.
Magdaleno vs. Vicente preview
A 28-year-old American, Magdaleno suffered his only loss in April 2018 when Isaac Dogboe stopped him in Round 11. Since then, he has won two fights, but it should be noted he had trouble making the 128-pound catchweight limit for this bout.
Vicente has knocked out two-thirds of his opponents, and Kahn says Magdaleno would be foolish to take him lightly.
"Don't let his four losses in 42 professional fights fool you," Kahn told SportsLine. "Vicente is game and he's coming to pull the upset. Vicente's losses have come to prospects and contenders, and he's never been stopped in his four losses." You can see Kahn's Magdaleno vs. Vicente picks here.
Best Top Rank card predictions for June 11
One of Kahn's Top Rank card predictions for Thursday: He is backing Adam Lopez (-1100 favorite) to handle Luis Coria (+700 underdog) in a matchup of featherweights.
"Lopez has faced the better opposition and is coming off a more than respectable performance against world title contender Oscar Valdez in November," Kahn told SportsLine. "Expect Lopez to dominate from beginning to end, possibly getting a late stoppage between Rounds 8 and 10."
How to make Magdaleno vs. Vicente picks
Kahn also has released a very confident pick on Magdaleno vs. Vicente, including an exact prediction on how long the fight lasts. You can see those boxing picks at SportsLine.
Who wins Magdaleno vs. Vicente? And exactly how long does the fight last? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks for Magdaleno vs. Vicente, all from the accomplished boxing expert who called Deontay Wilder knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round at 22-1, and find out.