Rodriguez vs. Pennington Headlines
May 11 At The Mohegan Sun
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing® returns to The Mohegan Sun
Arena on Thursday, May 11th with another action packed
lineup of professional boxing.
Headlining the card will be perennial contender and local
favorite Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4, 16KO's) Danbury, CT
taking on spoiler Courtney Pennington (10-4-1 5KO's)
Brooklyn, NY in a 10 round Jr. Middleweight match up.
Pennington earned the right to fight Rodriguez by securing
two huge back to back upset victories over highly regarded
Rodriguez is no stranger to Mohegan Sun having fought there
as recently as last July (23rd) when he battled Shawn
Cameron over the 10 round distance and came away with the
unanimous decision in a thrilling fight. Delvin has fought
many elite fighters in his career including Miguel Cotto,
Erislandy Lara, and Austin Trout and is hoping for one more
shot at glory. This will be Delvin's 8th appearance at the
Mohegan Sun Arena.
Courtney Pennington is coming off 2 impressive upset
victories, both on the road, knocking out Boyd Melson (15-2,
1KO's) and winning a clear-cut decision victory over Khiary
Gray Pitts (14-2, 11KO's) in his last fight on Feb. 4th of
this year. Pennington is an all action fighter and he knows
a win over Delvin Rodriguez will have a huge impact on his
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the main event
"Once again Delvin steps into the ring at the Mohegan Sun
against a very dangerous opponent who is coming off 2 huge
upset wins and looks to make Delvin the 3rd. This will be a
terrific fight as was Delvin's last fight here against Shawn
Cameron. I look forward to this fight and seeng who comes
out on top come May 11th".