Uncasville, CT — The weigh-in for Saturday’s Slugfest at The Sun, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing fight card headlined by the return of former USBA Welterweight Champion and world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez 153.25 lbs. (28-8-4 16 KOs/Danbury, CT) vs. Iraqi war veteran Shawn Cameron 153.5 lbs. (10-1 5 KOs/Brooklyn, NY) took place this afternoon (Friday, July 22) at The Cabaret Theatre in the Sky Casino at Mohegan Sun.
All of the boxers stepped on the scale for their showdowns on the action-packed card set for tomorrow night (Saturday night, July 23) at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Rodriguez last fought in June 2015 when he challenged Erislandy Lara for the WBA World Jr. Middleweight title. Danbury’s favorite son dropped a 12-round decision to the champion, but continues his career.
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 Iraq and knows a win over a well-known contender like Delvin Rodriguez will do wonders for his career.
Along with the 10-round middleweight main event featuring the return to the ring of Rodriguez after a year-long hiatus, matchmaker Ron Katz has finalized Boston’s Michael McLaughlin 147.5 lbs. (11-1-1, 5 KOs) to do battle with Shaka Moore 147.5 lbs. (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.
New Jersey meets New York in a six-round battle of light heavyweights when Atlantic City’s Joel De La Paz (175 lbs, 7-0, 4 KOs) puts his unblemished record on the line against Naim Terbunja 175 lbs. (8-1) of Medford.
Super Lightweights clash in a six-round contest when Scott Burrell 137.75 lbs. (11-2, 8 KO’s) of Brooklyn squares off against Hartford’s Chip Perez 137.75 lbs. (12-3-2, 4 KOs).
In a four-round battle, Hartford’s Jose Rivera 163 lbs makes his professional debut against Saul Almeida 162.5 lbs of Boston in a Super Welterweight bout.
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