Friday, September 14, 2007
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing announced today that the NYSAC reversed the “No-Contest” decision that was declared after the Delvin Rodriguez 21- 2-1 (12KO’s) vs Keenan Collins 12-3-1 (8KO’s) bout. The result has been thus changed to a Rodriguez TKO victory. Although punches caused the cut, referee Eddie Claudio called it an accidental head butt. The Rodriguez camp asked the NYSAC to reverse the decision based on clear evidence that the cut was caused by punches and not a headbutt. The August 24th Star Boxing bout was broadcast on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights live from the Utopia Paradise Theatre in the Bronx, NY
After reviewing the fight footage, the NYSAC came to the same conclusion that the fans in attendance and viewers watching the broadcast knew; there was no accidental head butt throughout the entire fight.
“We respect and are very pleased with the decision by the NYSAC, it is a just and well deserved result for a young fighter who fought like a warrior in the first 2 rounds until the fight was unfortunately stopped,” said DeGuardia. “It is refreshing that the NYSAC took a stance and did what is fair, just and appropriate. This is yet another step in the right direction for the sport of boxing.”
Team Rodriguez was pleased with the news “I want to thank the NYSAC for giving me a fair and just result. Now I can continue on with my game plan and get back in the ring as soon as possible,” said a jubilant Rodriguez.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Star Boxing announced today that Delvin Rodriguez has challenged the “No-Contest” result that was declared after the fight between Delvin Rodriguez 20-2-1 (12KO’s) and Keenan Collins 12-2-1 (8KO’s) was stopped between the 2nd and 3rd rounds. The fight was aired live on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” from the Utopia Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY on August 24.
A vicious right hand from Rodriguez opened a deep cut above the left eye of Keenan Collins in the second round. Rodriguez went on a measured head and body attack and had Collins ready to go as the bell sounded to end the round.
Collins corner realizing their fighter was in trouble urged the ringside doctor to stop the fight. The referee, Eddie Claudio announced the cut was caused by an accidental head butt and the fight was ruled a “No Contest.”
Friday, August 24, 2007
Former USBA Welterweight Champion Delvin Rodriguez returns to the ring for the first time since his March TKO loss to Jesse Feliciano against Keenan Collins tonight on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at 9 PM EST.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
NEW YORK – On August 24th Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is back with the 5th installment of its popular boxing series “Punchin’ at the Paradise” at the Utopia Paradise Theater in the Bronx. The main event features Dominican Dynamo Delvin Rodriguez (20-2-1, 12KO’s) making his first ring appearance since his March 23 thrill-a-minute slugfest with Jesse Feliciano when he takes on Keenan Collins (12-2-1, 8KO’s) of Reading, PA.
No other fighter in recent memory has produced more KO highlight’s for ESPN2 then the hard-hitting Delvin Rodriguez. From knocking undefeated Allen Conyers through the ropes and onto the floor, to dropping Chris Henry—producing a spectacular KO is an art, Delvin is the DiVinci of the Masterpiece KO .
“You throw your right hand, you punch the guy, and the next thing you know he’s falling down. You feel the impact, but it’s like you just touched him and he’s down,” Delvin said in a recent interview with ESPN’s Joe Tessitore.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is heading to Foxwoods Resort Casino for the March 23 installment of ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights”. The full night of action, which takes place at the state-of-the-art, fan-friendly Fox Theatre, is headlined by the return of red-hot world-rated welterweight Delvin Rodriguez (20,1,1 12 KO) who takes on Jesse “El Rayo” Feliciano (14-5-3 8 KO) for the USBA Welterweight Championship in a 12-round title bout.
Rodriguez’s most recent televised appearance was perhaps his finest hour to date. He faced his toughest challenge in Luis Hernandez for the USBA Welterweight title last May. While Hernandez extended #1 welterweight contender Paul Williams the full ten in their 2004 bout, he couldn’t even make it out of the third against Rodriguez. The normally durable Ecuadorian was floored three times en-route to an exciting third-round TKO victory for Rodriguez.
Monday, January 15, 2007
As you probably noticed by the lack of posts yesterday, it was a pretty slow day in the boxing world. Even so, I still think I found some interesting tidbits to share with everyone…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Floyd Mayweather Sr. told the Grand Rapids Press this past weekend that there still isn’t a deal in place for him to train Oscar De La Hoya for the May 5th mega-fight against his son, Floyd Jr.
What’s the most amazing thing about all of this? Mayweather Sr. hasn’t signed a deal to train Oscar yet not because his is unsure whether or not he wants to train De La Hoya against his own son, but rather because he wants $2 Million because the figh purse is so high. Remarkable…
- This weekend is highlighted by three big fights, one of which isn’t being televised. It’s a heavyweight title bout of all things. I realize that Nikolai Valuev and Jameel McCline might not put on that great of a fight, but the ramifications are still huge for the division and boxing itself.
- Joel Casamayor’s next opponent is said to be down to two canidates: Juan Diaz and Acelino Freitas
- Jermain Taylor’s next title defense may happen on the weekend of April 21 in Atlantic City to coincide with the annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner which always has a big boxing match take place the day after. So far no possible opponents have been thrown out there…
- Rising Star Delvin Rodriguez has signed with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing according to ESPN. Rodriguez’s manager says the contract is a three-year deal with has multiple extension options based on Rodriguez’s performance in the ring. Rodriguez became a free agent last week after voiding his contract with Northeast Promotions. Don King and Golden Boy Promotions also made offers but were turned down surprisingly.
Some Good Reads:
Some pimpage is in order for The Sweet Science and their daily This Day in History post which has become a daily routine for me.
So what did happen today in history?
On this day in 1983, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) declared that boxing should be banned in all civilized countries.
The notion of banning boxing was discussed even during the sport’s golden age. However, this was the first occasion that the American Medical Association (AMA) had made such a statement. George D. Lundberg, the editor of JAMA, cited the high prevalence of brain damage in professional boxers who have had a substantial number of fights as part of the basis of the AMA’s position.
Since then, other medical organizations have supported this position and the AMA and Lundberg have revisited this issue several times since 1983. An argument could be made that the initial report helped lead to some boxing reforms, such as shorter fights and quicker referee stoppages.
However, it is highly unlikely that boxing will ever be banned in the United States.
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Maxboxing: No More in 2007
Boxing Scene: Jose Luis Castillo: Such Is Life