Rodriguez Returns To The Ring July 23

Delvin Rodriguez
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on, Saturday, July 23rd for the highly anticipated return of Connecticut’s favorite son at the Sun. The summer bash, Slugfest at the Sun, will feature an exciting night of action beginning at 7:30pm.

Former USBA Welterweight Champion and multi world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4 16KO Danbury, CT), returns to the ring taking on Iraqi war veteran Shawn Cameron (10-1 5KO Bronx, NY) in a 10 round Jr. Middleweight contest.

Rodriguez, who last fought in June 2015, challenged Erislandy Lara for the WBA World Jr. Middleweight title that night, dropping a 12 round decision to the champion.

Rodriguez has fought a who’s who over the course of his long career including such elite fighters as Miguel Cotto, the aforementioned Lara, and Austin Trout, but may be best remembered for his scintillating battle with Pawel Wolak on July 15, 2011, which garnered ‘Fight of the Year” award.

Rodriguez has challenged for the world championship on 3 different occasions and feels he still has something left to prove taking on the hungry and tough, Shawn Cameron.

Cameron, who has just 11 fights under his belt, sees this as the opportunity he has been waiting for. Cameron served 2 tours of duty in Iraq and knows a win over a well-known contender like Delvin Rodriguez will do wonders for his career.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the fight “Once again Delvin Rodriguez returns to familiar settings, The Mohegan Sun, where he has fought many times. Delvin knows at this point of his career he cannot afford any slip ups and is taking on a dangerous, younger opponent in Shawn Cameron who knows a win over a name like Delvin will land him bigger fights. I expect another exciting fight which is the norm for Delvin and I’m very happy to be back at The Sun”.
Tickets are $150.00, $95.00 & $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.

Delvin Rodriguez: “Just Because I Lost to Lara Doesn’t Mean There Aren’t Good Fights Left”

New York, June 16th

 
A skilled, younger fighter proved too much for longtime Star Boxing veteran Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4, 16 KOs), losing a unanimous decision to WBA super welterweight titlist  Erislandy Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) on Friday night (June 12) in Chicago at the UIC Pavilion. Spike TV televised on the Premier Boxing Championship Series.
 
All three judges – Bill Lerch, Steve Weisfeld, and Robert Hoyle – scored the fight 120-107 to give Lara the decision in the Windy City.
 
“It didn’t feel very comfortable in the ring tonight. He was sharp and giving me lots of weird angles to work with,” said Rodriguez. “He was always looking to land his left. He caught me once to the body though and that took three or four rounds to shake off.

 A fan favorite on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights, Rodriquez was pleased to be a part of the PBC telecast.
 
The 35-year-old Rodriquez left the door open for a return to the ring despite the rigors of a 40-fight career. “It’s hard to say what’s next right now,” said Rodriguez. There are still some great fights for me. Just because I lost to a skilled, technical fighter like Lara doesn’t mean there aren’t great fights left for me.”
 
Along with Lara, Rodriguez has faced off against such champions as Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout, while notching victories against top-caliber fighters like Mike Arnaoutis, Shamone Alvarez and Pawel Wolak.

Photos: Erislandy Lara – Delvin Rodriguez Weigh-In

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THE BOXERS WEIGHED IN TODAY FOR THE FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 12 BOUT 

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Delvin Rodriguez 
153.4 lb

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Erislandy Lara
153.6  lb

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Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) will square off against WBA World Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round title affair at UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday night, June 12. SPIKE TV will televise on its Premiere Boxing Champions series at 9:00 PM.

During a 39-fight career, Rodriguez has faced off against such champions as Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout, while notching victories against top-caliber fighters like Mike Arnaoutis, Shamone Alvarez and Pawel Wolak.

Lara has wins over Freddy Hernandez, Alfredo Angulo and Austin Trout. The 32-year-old Cuban champion has recently won his 20th match, defeating former world champion Ishe Smith.
 
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