Slugfest at The Sun Spectacular
Star Boxing Undercard Bouts Accompany Delvin Rodriguez vs. Shawn Cameron Main Event at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday Night, July 23
July 19, Uncasville, CT- Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing has put together its customary, competitive undercard to accompany the Mohegan Sun Arena main event featuring the return of former USBA Welterweight Champion and world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4 16KO Danbury, CT) against Iraqi war veteran Shawn Cameron (10-1 5 KOs) of the Brooklyn, NY in a 10-round Junior Middleweight contest on Saturday night, July 23.
The action packed evening begins at with three exciting bouts featuring some of
best up-and-coming fighters to open the show.
Matchmaker Ron Katz has finalized Boston's Michael McLaughlin (11-1-1, 5 KOs) to do battle with Shaka Moore (12-21-3, 2 KOs) of Norwalk, CT. in an eight-round affair for the vacant New England Welterweight title and home turf bragging rights as the Slugfest at The Sun co-feature.
Super Lightweights clash in a six-round contest when Scott Burrell (11-2, 8 KO's) of
squares off against Hartford's Chip
Perez ( 12-3-2, 4 KOs).
In a four-round battle,
Rivera makes his professional debut against Saul Almeida of Boston
in a Super Welterweight bout.
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Back to Rodriguez, who last fought in June 2015 when he challenged Erislandy Lara for the WBA World Jr. Middleweight title, dropping a 12-round decision to the champion, has refused to call it quits.
"At this point in my career I want to prove to myself and the world that I can still compete with the best," said the
native. "I stayed in training because it's great exercise and part of my
life. I want to try to get a couple of wins and get back into the ratings.
"I'm back with my original trainer, Lou Fusco, who gave me a great foundation to start me off, with an aggressive style and strong foundation."
Rodriguez has fought a who's who over the course of his long career including such elite boxers 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 three 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 two tours of duty in
and knows a win over a well-known contender like Delvin Rodriguez will do
wonders for his career.
"Once again Delvin Rodriguez returns to familiar settings, The Mohegan Sun, where he has fought many times," says DeGuardia. "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."