The popular, world ranked junior middleweight contender Delvin “EL Peligro” Rodriguez battles George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah on Friday, February 15th in the ten round main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights at Mohegan Sun.
Tickets are $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00 with 1st row VIP seats priced at $150 and go on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring Delvin back to the Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time in three years. The fans in Connecticut have been extremely supportive of him throughout his career and he is very excited to return” said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing and promoter of the event. “Going on sale this Saturday, these tickets make a great last minute gift or stocking stuffer for boxing fans.”
“For ‘Comanche Boy’ a fight against Rodriguez represents a terrific opportunity. This will be the first time he has fought on the East Coast and his first main event on ESPN so this is a chance for him to truly impress. He’s an undefeated Native American-Indian and a very colorful and aggressive fighter.”
A native of nearby Danbury, CT, the Dominican born Rodriguez, 26-6-3 (14KOs), is among the most popular fighters on the East Coast having continuously drawn huge crowds to his all-action fights. In July 2011 on ESPN Friday Night Fights, perennial contender Rodriguez fought to a draw with Pawel Wolak in a legendary battle that was voted “2011 Fight of the Year.” Rodriguez fought again in December of 2011 to beautifully outbox Wolak on his way to a dominant victory at Madison Square Garden.
In June of this year, Rodriguez challenged WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin Trout, losing a hard fought decision in a nationally televised bout.
Fighting out of Lawton, Oklahoma and a proud member of the Comanche Nation, Tahdooahnippah sports a record of 31-0-1 with 23 knockouts and is coming off a third round stoppage of Gundrick King that took place on September 28th, winning him the NABA USA Middleweight Title. The huge bout took place in his hometown.
The Rodriguez/Tahdooahnippah bout will be contested at a catch weight of 157 pounds. An exciting undercard will be announced shortly.
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