AIR DATE: Feb 08 2022 15:49UTC
EPISODE: Episode 34
Delante Johnson | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
Today Mike profiles Delante Johnson, an American professional boxer who won a gold medal at the 2016 Youth World Championships and bronze at the 2019 Pan American Games. Johnson represented the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics. He was defeated in the quarterfinals by eventual gold medalist Roniel Iglesias of Cuba.
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What up taco fight fans, thanks for tuning in to another episode of knuckle up f4 with your man mike gore, bring you the hottest, undefeated undiscovered prospects in the world today, and i’m here with my man, cedric ben, in the den what’s going on brother, i’m good Man, good ready to talk about another another prospect, that’s going to be a a superstar, a superstar yeah man, honestly we’re talking about guys we’re talking about delante johnson um he’s an american professional boxer who won a gold medal at the 2016 youth world championships, a bronze At the 2019 pan am games, he also represented the united states at the 2020 summer olympics uh.
He was defeated in the corner finals by eventually gold medalist, ronald iglesias of cuba.
Uh johnson made his professional debut against antonio’s gravel on the terrance crawford chair, uh sean border card on november 20th of 21.
He won that fight by the fourth round technical knockout johnson, next faced unbeaten, xavier madrid on january 29, 2022, and he won that fight by unanimous decision with all three judges scoring that fight 40 to 36 in his favor guys this guy’s a highly decorated um.
You know team usa, member uh he’s been on the team a few times, man uh his accolades he’s got tons of them.
You know he’s been winning he’s been winning things since 2012.
uh, you know, he’s got a list of at least 10 10 qualifiers or championships or uh.
You know chemistry, cups or tournaments.
That he’s won in his in his amateur career and he’s been signed by split team management.
Who’S gon na watch him now and he’s also part of top rank.
So we’re definitely gon na get to see lots of this kid man uh thoughts, cedric yeah, yeah, yeah, um, his amateur career.
He has he’s accomplished a lot as an amateur and um having a deep amateur career.
You know it doesn’t always equate that you’re gon na be a champion at a professional level, but it shows that you do have um you.
You can fight at uh a championship level, whether it’s amateur you know whether you make it to the world championships.
Not just make it qualify for the term, but but to actually medal at a tournament, shows that you know you’re able to hang with the best in the world um for at least three for at least three or four rounds, and that just gives you you know.
Just to help you give gives you the confidence when you go into the professional ranks, knowing that you that you fought the best in the world as an amateur and so um yeah man, that’s why he’s you know he’s looking good so far in his pro career, You know, honestly, his coaches, his coaches and his peers are confident that his talent, boxing iq uh, you know – will do him great justice in in the paid ranks uh.
You know this.
Kid is a clevelander and clevelander has represented the united states on four consecutive olympic teams and he’s just one of these kids that is able to do it, man and um.
You know i like watching this kid.
He does have a really good ring iq man.
What i do like about this kid is he’s not afraid to get on the inside and take some punishment at the same time uh.
He takes it maybe a little bit too much, but you know he’s just starting out in the paid ranks, and this is all things that will happen over time.
You know the coaches, who will definitely help him out with uh.
You know his defense, but uh yeah man, the kid hits hard man he’s got thunder in his hands and you know he’s got lightning for speed and you know he’s just he’s got what it takes um to do well in these paid ranks, and you know i Think his transition is going to be great like right.
Now the kid is already 2-0, with one knockout he’s.
You know ranked 209 out of 1858 in the welter division he’s only 23.
You know managed by david midwater and split team management.
You know he’s doing his young fighters justice, you know he’s getting them the fights that they need.
You know he’s getting them paid and uh you know top rank.
What more can you want? A huge promotion they’ve got fights going all the time, so we’re definitely going to see this kid on lots of undercards guys so guys keep keep your ears to the ground and listen for this kid’s name, because you’re going to want to watch this kid perform.
He’S lots of fun he’s super exciting, guys check out his first two fights: antonio’s, uh, antonius, gravel and xavier madrid.
You guys can check those fights out, they’re very easily defined on youtube.
Honestly uh shout out to last meal boxing who’s.
Just dropping the comments right now.
I haven’t even had a minute to read them uh, thank god.
The british boxing is back to give us good shows to watch again.
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Thank you brits, thanks for getting thanks for getting your fights back on order, so we can uh have a wonderful weekend, full of fights and lots of knockouts man, [ Laughter, ], carl and andy from the last bell.
What up? What up? Yes, definitely definitely show it.
Oh, look at this he’s shouting you out, cedric shout out to cedric’s youtube channel great channel.
Yes, there you go.
Yes, guys make sure you check out the scorecard sundays with cedric man where you get to go over your scorecards from the weekend.
His first show was great lots: lots of praise, uh lots of views, guys great and with me a lot of support and i encourage participation but, like i said, uh bring your scorecard and and an explanation not just [ Laughter ].
Oh so guys you’ve heard it here, man, it’s your man, mike garfur, bringing you another hot, wonderful prospect to watch as he uh starts.
You know, embellishes on this beginning of his career man, he’s 2-0 with one ko just fought january 29th.
Guys, you’re gon na see lots of them soon.
You heard it here check this out.
Don’T forget to watch us tonight at five o’clock in about yeah less than an hour uh we got andreas cortez joining us here, live in the studio uh for a nice special uh interview there so guys make sure you join us uh.
So in the meantime, we got ta go and get ready and prep for that, so guys tune in tomorrow same time same channel new prospect.
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