Sunday, July 24, 2016

#SlugfestAtTheSun #Boxing

photo by Sean Laydon
Slugfest at the Sun
Delvin Rodriguez prevails against Shawn Cameron
by Alex Pierpaoli
photos by Sean Laydon

On Saturday night at mohegan Sun Arena Delvin Rodriguez held off Shawn Cameron by ten round unanimous decision in the main event of a seven bout pro-am show presented by Star Boxing.

Delvin Rodriguez, 153.25lbs, of Danbury CT kept the pressure on Shawn Cameron, 153.5lbs, of Brooklyn, NY throughout the 10 rounder, recovering from a dubious "slip" in round seven that should have been called a knockdown. Recovering well, Rodriguez battled back in the final three rounds to secure the decision. The southpaw Cameron, a two-tour veteran of the US war against Iraq, gave a solid effort but was unable to overcome the consistent left jab-right hand blasts of Rodriguez. After ten the scorecards were 96-94 x 2 and 97-93 all in favor of Rodriguez who improves to 29-8-4 (16) while Cameron dipped to 10-2 (5).

Scott Burrell, 137.75lbs of Brooklyn, NY defeated Joseph "Chip" Perez, 137.75lbs, of East Hartford, CT by unanimous decision. Despite constant pressuring Chip Perez was dropped once in the first and
McLaughlin vs. Moore
outboxed over the distance. At the end of six the scorecards were 60-53, 59-54 x 2 all in favor of Brooklyn's Scott Burrell who improved to 12-2 (8). Perez fell to 12-4-2 (4).

Jose Rivera, 163lbs, of Hartford, CT stopped Saul Almeida, 162.5lbs, of Framingham, MA in three rounds, dropping him once in the first before Ref. Danny Schiavone waved off the action at 2:03 of the third. Rivera makes a successful pro debut, now 1-0 (1) while Almeida drops to 0-8.

Southpaw Michael McLaughlin, 147.5lbs, of Boston, MA defeated Shaka Moore 147.5lbs, of Norwalk, CT by unanimous decision. Fighting in a rematch of a March encounter that ended in a No Contest due to a cut caused by an accidental headbutt on McLaughlin, this time it was fsr more decisive a conclusion. Pressing the action throughout, McLaughlin scored a flash knockdown in round 6 to seal things on the scorecards. At the end of eight the judges had it 79-73, 79-72 x 2 all in favor of McLaughlin, now 12-1-1 (5). Moore falls to 12-22-3 (2).

Nain Terbunja, 175lbs, of Prustina, Albania flattened Joel De la Paz, 175lbs, of Atlantic City, NY with a big right hand at 1:23 of round number one. Terbunja scores his first kayo and impoves to 9-1 (1) while De la Paz drops to 7-1 (4).

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