May 24th At Mohegan Sun Arena
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will return to Mohegan Sun on Friday, May 24th at 7:30pm with a sensational ESPN Friday Night Fights card headlined by world ranked contender and fan favorite Delvin Rodriguez in a ten junior middleweight clash against former world title challenger Freddy “EL Riel” Hernandez.
Tickets are $95.00, $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster at 10:00am. 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 be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office subject to availability. More details are also available at mohegansun.com/entertainment.
“We’re very proud to return to Mohegan Sun with another card headlined by Delvin Rodriguez. Freddy Hernandez is a very tough, experienced, former world title challenger and this fight should provide fireworks from the opening bell,” said DeGuardia. “Delvin is always a hot ticket at Mohegan Sun and we encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance for this terrific evening of world-class boxing.”
Fighting of out nearby Danbury, CT, and known for his sensational all-action fights, Rodriguez has been a staple at Mohegan Sun and on ESPN Friday Night Fights, this being his 16th appearance on the network and 6th at the venue.
On February 15th, Rodriguez triumphantly returned to the world-class venue with a dominant sixth round stoppage of previously undefeated George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah which was broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Included among Rodriguez’ outstanding career performances (27-6-3 15 KO’s) is the 2011 Fight of the Year against Pawel Wolak (July 15th) from the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The fight was non-stop action in a brutal and historic epic battle. Battling to a draw on ESPN Friday Night Fights in the first bout, Rodriguez shined when they fought the rematch at Madison Square Garden (December 3, 2011) displaying his full arsenal of boxing skills in a dominant victory over Wolak.
Fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico, Hernandez enters the ring with a record of 30-4-0 (20 KO’s), most recently challenging top rated contender Demetrius Andrade on January 25th in front of a standing room only crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York as part of the acclaimed Star Boxing’s “ROCKIN FIGHTS” series. The always rough and exciting Hernandez was Andrade’s toughest test in the ten-round fight the undefeated Andrade won by unanimous decision.
Included among the world champions and other top rated contenders Hernandez has faced are Andre Berto, Erislandy Lara, Luis Collazo, DeMarcus Corley, Mike Anchondo, Jesus Soto-Karass and Ben Tackie.
An exciting undercard will be announced shortly.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.
May 24th At Mohegan Sun Arena