Danielito Zorrilla is a fighter to keep an eye on
Upcoming junior welterweight prospect Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla (15-0, 11ko) is a fighter to watch as one of Golden Boy Promotions’ and Miguel Cotto Promotions’ future champions.
Zorrilla had a very good amateur career record of 192-16. He also won bronze medals in both the Pan American Championships and Central American games. Moreover, he has amateur wins over undefeated rising prospects Movladdin Biyarslanov, Luis Arcon, IBF #2 ranked Subriel Matias and junior middleweight Carlos Adames.
Puerto Rican living legend and former four-divisional champion Miguel Cotto immediately signed the young fighter from Toa Baja, Puerto Rico to Promociones Miguel Cotto. Furthermore, he has featured the young fighter on the DIRECTV Boxing Nights series called Champions Tournament.
A STELLAR DEBUT
The 27-year-old Puerto Rican fighter has gained experience sparring former world champions like Angel Acosta, Alberto Machado, Jose Pedraza, Javier Fortuna, and Tevin Farmer. In 2016, Zorrilla made a spectacular debut. He scored a second-round knockout, and he went on to knockout the next three opponents.
In 2019, co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Zorilla stepped up in competition. He would then score a second-round knockout fighting former junior lightweight champion Gamaliel Diaz. Next, he would follow-up with a third-round knockout of an undefeated Juan Carlos Cordones.
El Zorro currently holds the WBO NABO junior welterweight title and is ranked #13 by the WBO. He was supposed to fight veteran fighter Pablo Cesar Cano on the undercard of Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas on August 14.
Cano ranks #7 with the WBC and scored a big victory over two-divisional champion Jorge Linares back in 2019. Moreover, he has been in the ring against former world champions Shane Mosley, Erik Morales, and Paul Malignaggi. Team Zorrilla was looking to use this fight to boost their fighter’s career. Unfortunately, however, the fight did not take place.
Zorro is a good counter-puncher and likes to fight tall, building everything off the jab. Moreover, he is an assassin when the opponent is hurt, attacking with vicious left hooks and right uppercuts with leverage on every punch. In addition, he has well-polished footwork with the ability to switch from offense to defense with ease.
As of this article, the Puerto Rican prospect does not have a fight scheduled. Hopefully, he will return to the ring soon.
By: Garrisson Bland