Top Rank’s collection of promising young fighters grew by one today with the addition of 2016 Olympian and unbeaten super lightweight Lindolfo Delgado, who will make his promotional debut as part of the May 22nd Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor undercard.
The 26-year-old Delgado (11-0, 11 KO), who joined forces with the ever-growing MTK/Rick Mirigian snowball late last year, got bounced in Rio’s opening round by future world title challenger Carmine Tommasone. He went pro the following year and has yet to go past six rounds, training under Robert Garcia and appearing on a couple of PBC undercards along the way.
He’s fun to watch and has a genuinely evil left hook, but like Scott said, now’s the time to pick up the pace. I’ll embed some footage at the bottom for you to make your own assessments.
“Lindolfo Delgado has only begun to scratch the surface of his boundless potential,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “I believe he is going to be Mexico’s next great champion, and I can’t wait to see him in action May 22.”
“I would like to thank Bob Arum, Rick Mirigian and MTK Global for working so hard to make this happen,” Delgado said. “It is a great honor to fight on a card like Ramirez-Taylor, and I can’t wait to put on a spectacular performance for the fans on May 22. I represent Mexico with great pride, and I want nothing more than to bring a world title home.”
Mirigian said, “There is no doubt in my mind that Delgado is a future world champion at junior welterweight. With Top Rank to develop him through the next chapter of his career, the sky is the limit. He has movie-star looks and crossover appeal in both Mexico and the United States, and with Robert Garcia in his corner, he is in the best hands.”