Light-middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez is ready to return to the ring in the coming months following his world title defeat to Austin Trout in June, according to manager AJ Galante who spoke with WBN recently.
The 32 year-old, who gained the WBA opportunity on the back of two solid performances against the now-retired Pawel Wolak, is hoping to get back into contention for another crack at the world crown with a victory over a highly-ranked opponent.
“I am a firm believer in that our loss in June will make Delvin better,” Galante told World Boxing News.
“Delvin is back in the gym and hungrier than ever. He has been through so many ups and downs in his career, but the one constant is that he will never quit.
“He’s a throwback fighter and a true warrior and I am working with our promoters at STAR Boxing on the next installment.
“We are all in agreement that we want to get back into the ring as soon as possible and our preference is a top ten guy.
“We believe Delvin deserves to be in there with the elite talents and we don’t want any soft fights at all.
“I am not going to wait around for a year for an opportunity. I’d like to get Delvin in the ring two more times by the end of the year if possible,” added Galante.
The US-based Dominican took the undefeated Trout the full twelve rounds at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and could get right back in the mix at 154lbs with another impressive win in the fall.