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Hector Tanajara Jr faces “Striker” Delgado on Saturday

In a bout that is under the headlines and getting no publicity, yet very good, Golden Boy 22-year-old lightweight prospect Hector Tanajara Jr, originally from Texas, but now training at Robert Garcia’s Boxing Academy in Riverside, Ca, will face former Golden Boy fighter Ivan “Striker” Delgado in a ten-round bout from the Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico, broadcast on DAZN.

Tanajara Jr., one of the best amateurs during his tenure year USA Boxing has had a solid professional career winning all sixteen of his bout, but with only five coming by way of knockout. Tanajara has all the skills to be a world champion, but has yet to bring the entertainment component to catch on with the fans.

Delgado is a one-loss pro, who has¬†thirteen wins and two draws, who originally was signed by Golden Boy Promotions, but lost via knockout to Charles Huerta on LA Fight Club main event, a few years ago. Delgado’s career looking to be trending the wrong way until he took Jousce Gonzalez to a draw, prior to that bout Gonzalez had knocked out each and every foe. Delgado was scheduled to fight Genaro Gamez a couple of weeks ago, but Gamez pulled out of the bout, meaning Delgado had a full camp for this fight.

So why is the bout so interesting? Tanajara is easily the more talented fighter, but has struggled with phsyical fighters at times. Delgado is not a riddle as to what he wants to do, and that is apply pressure and make it a dogfight. For Tanajara, this is a very big test to see if he can move up a level and enter the conversation of facing the upper-tier lightweights in this division with a win.

If you want to watch a competitive and entertaining bout, I suggest this sleeper on the DAZN card on Saturday might be up your alley.

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Lukie Ketelle

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