In what might finally be the final nail in the coffin of his career, junior middleweight Delvin Rodriguez (29-9-4, 16 KOs) lost a ten round unanimous decision to heavy underdog Courtney Pennington (11-4-1, 5 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The three judges were pretty much on point with each other, with tallies of 98-92, 98-92 and 97-94.
The victory was the third in a row for Pennington, who two fights back stunned Boyd Melson with a knockout win and then upset Khiary Gray with a unanimous decision.
Rodriguez has only won a single time since October of 2013. The high point of his career came in 2011, after going through two wars with Pawl Wolak - winning a unanimous decision in the rematch after they fought to a draw in the first meeting.
He then lost a unanimous decision to Austin Trout, but bounced back with an easy destruction of Comanche Boy and a knockout of Freddy Hernandez. He then saw himself get drilled by Miguel Cotto in October of 2013. He came back in May 2014 and fought to a draw with former world champion Joachime Alcine of Canada.
And that draw was followed up by a decision loss to WBA/IBO junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara in June of 2015. After more than a year away from the ring, Rodriguez returned to action last June to win a decision over Shawn Cameron - who some may recognize as the opponent who 7-0 prospect Madiyar Ashkeyev knocked out last month.