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Julian Delgado wins National Golden Gloves title

Posted at 11:55 AM, May 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-18 00:11:55-04

Corpus Christi native Julian Delgado (25-1) leaves Philadelphia with a new belt after winning the National Golden Gloves light heavyweight division at 176 pounds. He won five bouts throughout the week.

"Finally seized it and I performed to the highest of my ability and God led me every second of it," Delgado said. "It was finally true. Never give up and never quit and you as well can achieve anything that you truly set your mind to."

'King Julian' is the first Corpus Christi boxer in 40 years, since Jesse Benavidez, to win the National Golden Gloves title. Benavidez' career record was (40-5-1).

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"Very emotional because I know this kid has worked so hard and he deserves it," Robert Gutierrez, King Julian's coach, said. "Everybody that sees him running down Staples all the way down Saratoga you guys are looking at a guy that's actually representing Corpus Christi. He's a true champion."

Delgado, AKA 'King Julian', has qualified to compete at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials which are scheduled for December 2-9 in Lafayette, LA.

Bout 1: King Julian defeats Knowledge Johnson 5-0
Bout 2: King Julian defeats Edgar Breton 5-0
Quarterfinal: King Julian defeats Steve Colome 5-0
Semifinal: King Julian defeats Tyric Trapp 4-1
Championship: King Julian defeats Keishawn Partee 4-1

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