BRONX, NY (December 21, 2012) Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, DECEMBER 22 at 10am, as popular, world ranked junior middleweight contender Delvin “EL Peligro” Rodriguez battles George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah on Friday, FEBRUARY 15 in the ten round main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, it was announced today by Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing.
Priced at $75, $45 and $30 (with a $5 facility fee, and limited 1st row VIP seats at $150), tickets will be available through Ticketmaster, www.Ticketmaster.comphone (800) 745-3000, the Mohegan Sun Box Office, the Star Boxing website, www.StarBoxing.com or by calling the Star Boxing Office at (718) 823-2000. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring Delvin back to the Mohegan Sun 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 DeGuardia. “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 (14KO’s), 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,” returning in December 2011 to beautifully outbox Wolak towards 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 on SEPTEMBER 28 in his hometown winning the NABA USA Middleweight Title.
The Rodriguez/Tahdooahnippah bout will be contested at a catch weight of 157 pounds. An exciting undercard will be announced shortly.
The Mohegan Sun is located at I Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382. For more information please visit their website at www.mohegansun.com