Professional boxer Marco Antonio Delgado of Turlock is still undefeated and he is riding his five-fight win streak, while also carrying his hometown of Turlock on his back, literally and figuratively.
Delgado is 5-0 after defeating Jasper Lee Mccargo on Nov. 2 from the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium — not an easy feat as Mccargo is a much taller fighter than Delgado by at least six inches.
Delgado won via unanimous decision in a six-round bout, but he almost finished Mccargo on numerous occasions.
“After the first 10 seconds, I ran through him like Jerome ‘The Bus’ Bettis,” said Delgado, who fights at 175-pounds, the light heavyweight class. “This fight was dedicated to Frank Hernandez, he passed away beginning of this year. Close friend and he was actually my coach with Chico, his brother; nothing has been the same since.”
Soon as round one kicked off, Delgado controlled the much bigger target.
“I was a little disappointed I didn't knock him out, but if you were there you saw who won,” said Delgado. “I ran off with the fight. I felt like I dominated the fight.”
It was the first time that Delgado had to fight all six rounds.
“I will have more fights and will hurt more people, but this was a great experience, first time I ever fought all six rounds,” said Delgado. “You can always do better. I always look for improvement in everything I do. I am happy for the win, but I want more. I want to make the job easier for the judges.”
The fight was a learning experience for Delgado.
“I learned when I hurt somebody to pick my shots, slow the game down a little bit. I have to learn how to slow motion it, instead of going ham,” Delgado said. “He had the reach advantage big time. He was able to grab me sometimes and he had a good chin since I hit him with good shots.”
Delgado next hopes to fight by the start of 2019 he says.