Joe Ward is in for a big surprise come debut time warns opponent Marco Delgado [5(4)-0] and his team.
The former amateur standout debuts on the undercard of Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin-Sergiy Derevyanchenko middleweight championship contest at the Garden – and head will trade professional leather for the first time against Delgado over six rounds.
It has been noted the American, who has four knockouts from four wins, looks levels above your average debut foe.
Considering the 25-year-old’s exceptional amateur record the likes of Lou DiBella, Ken Casey and Times Square management feel he is ready for an early test, but Delgado and his team warn a mistake has been made.
The 27-year-old Californian suggests he will register easy victory, while his promoter claims he will prove to rough and ready for one of Ireland’s greatest ever in the vest.
“I would like to thank my team at KO Night Boxing for working to get this opportunity against Joe Ward,” said Delgado. “I’ve been waiting for this call my whole life. I’m here to do my job and that’s to make the judges’ job easy.”
“I am truly excited for the world to get a look at Marco Delgado,” added John Anderson, of KO Night Boxing. “I think Lou DiBella will be in for a big surprise. I have all the respect in the world for Lou, but in this fight, I feel Marco is way too rugged for Joe Ward and it will show as the fight progresses.”