Junior middleweight contender Delvin “EL Peligro” Rodriguez came up short in his world title challenge on Saturday night, June 2nd against WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin Trout at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
Faced with an awkward, southpaw style, Rodriguez was unable to mount a consistent attack against the fleet of foot Trout and came out of on the short-end of the twelve round decision.
“As we anticipated, it was a very tough style matchup for Delvin” said longtime promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing of the SHOWTIME broadcasted bout. ‘It was an awkward fight, and very not like Delvin’s preferred fights; ‘slugfests’. Trout’s movement prevented Delvin making this fight a war as the champion was able to effectively counter Delvin’s aggression.”
“We’ll take a few days and meet with Delvin’s team and formulate a game plan for his immediate future. Knowing Delvin, he’ll want to face a highly ranked contender and get right back in the mix for a world title shot.”
Rodriguez will be honored this Wednesday night, June 6th, by the Boxing Writers Association of American for his memorable 2011 “Fight of the Year” against Pawel Wolak on July 15th at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The sensational back and forth war was scored a draw, however Rodriguez dominated in the rematch on December 3rd in front of a sold out Madison Square Garden.
Said DeGuardia, “Promoting the “Fight of the Year” is a tremendous honor for Star Boxing. Delvin has always fought like a true warrior in the ring and his valor truly shined that night. I look forward to seeing him and the other honorees accept their awards.”