Lindolfo Delgado Punishes Juan Garcia Mendez Over Eight Rounds

Lindolfo Delgado Shows Signs of Improvement In Dominant Win over Juan Garcia Mendez

Lindolfo Delgado flexes at weigh-in for fight with Juan Garcia Mendez
Lindolfo Delgado

Lindolfo Delgado Shows Signs of Improvement In Dominant Win over Juan Garcia Mendez


Rising prospect Lindolfo Delgado faces Juan Garcia Mendez at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California in an eight-round junior welterweight contest.

Delgado had a stellar career which included representing Mexico in the 2016 Rio Olympics. As a pro, the 26-year-old is a boxer-puncher. He can fight moving forward but does so in a very educated manner. He stays behind the jab while remaining defensively responsible and imploring excellent head movement. Plus, he’s shown the ability to hurt an opponent to either the head or body.

He’s fighting a Mendez who, if judging by his record, does not look to be in Delgado’s class. Whenever he’s stepped up in competition, he’s come up short. Also an aggressive fighter, he looks to be a clear underdog against a highly-regarded opponent.

A NEW AND IMPROVED DELGADO

Delgado (14-0, 12 KOs) began matters his using the jab to set up combinations. He displayed terrific balance while not wasting shots. Mendez (21-5-2, 13 KOs) was a willing warrior but was getting tagged with sharp counterpunches from a Delgado who showed improved footwork.

The tone set by Delgado early on continued throughout the contest. Now being trained by Robert Garcia, his ring generalship was noteworthy. Delgado understood what punches to throw and land while staying defensively responsible. By the middle rounds, Delgado was landing head and body shots at will.

Mendez was predictable with his punches, and he was getting punished. With fifty seconds to go in the eighth, Mendez went down from a fusillade of shots. Delgado went for the finish, but Mendez showed his toughness by lasting to the final bell.

All three judges scored the fight 80-71 in favor of Delgado. The winner is progressing nicely under the tutelage of Garcia. It’s exciting to see how he develops in future fights.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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