Delvin Rodríguez

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Delvin Rodríguez
Delvin Rodriguez.jpg
Rodriguez in 2011
Real name Delvin Antonio Rodríguez
Nickname(s) The Jaguar
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Nationality Dominican
Born (1980-05-04) May 4, 1980 (age 37)
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 29
Wins by KO 16
Losses 9
Draws 4

Delvin Antonio Rodríguez (born May 4, 1980) is a Dominican professional boxer who has challenged three times for a world title (once at welterweight and twice at light middleweight).

Professional career[edit]


Delvin defeated Shamone Alvarez in a title eliminator bout on ESPN's Friday Night Fights at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. The official score cards of the judges had it 115 to 112 and two other judges had the same score card at 114 to 113 all to Rodriguez.[1]

Rodríguez vs. Hlatshwayo[edit]

In 2008, he fought to a draw with Isaac Hlatshwayo in Gauteng, South Africa. It was obvious that Rodriguez was the much busier boxer as he would throw beautiful 3 and 4 punch combinations from the outside. In the middle rounds that fight had become a classic boxer vs. brawler with Isaac taking control. In the 9th round, just as both the round and the fight seemed to going Issac's way in a slight manner, Rodriguez landed a perfected right that sent Hlatshwayo down and make the fight become even more closely contested. Isaac was rewarded a split decision victory over Rodriguez. Upon further review of the scorecard however, it was revealed there was a mistake made in calculating on one of the judges scoring. As a result, the fight was changed to its correct decision, a majority decision.[2]

In 2009, Rodriguez again had the "home advantage" when they met in a rematch for the vacant IBF welterweight title at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, nine months after their first meeting. Rodriguez fought well, but Isaac dug that bit deeper to win their IBF title fight on a split but well-earned decision.[3]

Rodriguez went on to lose his next fight, to Rafal Jackiewicz in an IBF title eliminator. It was a close fight in Jackiewicz's home country of Poland, and Rodriguez lost a tight decision.[4]

Rodriguez bounced back with a lopsided decision against a faded Mike Arnaoutis in March 2010 before losing a majority decision to Ashley Theophane in July 2010.[5]

Light middleweight[edit]

Rodríguez vs. Wolak[edit]

Rodriguez, who moved up to 154 pounds, battled to a 10-round draw in an exhilarating slugfest at New York's Roseland Ballroom on July 15, 2011 in one of the all-time great battles in the history of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" with Pawel Wolak. By the seventh round, Wolak's right eye was grotesquely swollen and virtually closed, but he refused to quit and continued marching forward. They put on what might as well have been a new Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward fight, going to a majority draw.[6] The fight was selected as's 2011 Fight of the Year.[7]

In the rematch, Rodriguez won a unanimous decision over Wolak on the HBO Pay Per View televised undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito on December 3, 2011.[8]

Rodríguez vs. Cotto[edit]

Rodriguez faced Miguel Cotto on October 5, 2013, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cotto displayed an aggressive style early in the fight and landed powerful body shots. In the beginning of the third round, Cotto landed a left hook to the temple which knocked Rodriguez onto the canvas. The referee then stopped the fight and gave Cotto a third-round TKO victory.

Rodríguez vs. Lara[edit]

Rodríguez was then scheduled to face Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions fight card, after coming off of a draw in his last outing against Joachim Alcine over a year earlier on May 16, 2014.[9] He was dominated throughout the bout by Lara, getting knocked down in the sixth round en route to losing via unanimous decision, that of which was virtually a shutout.

Professional boxing record[edit]

28 Wins (14 Knockouts), 8 Losses (2 Knockouts), 4 Draws, 0 No Contests
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 28-8-4 United States Erislandy Lara UD 12 2015-06-12 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois For WBA (Regular) and vacant IBO Light Middleweight titles.
Draw 28-7-4 Canada Joachim Alcine SD 12 2014-05-16 Canada Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Loss 28-7-3 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto TKO 3 (12), 0:18 2013-10-05 United States Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Win 28-6-3 Mexico Freddy Hernández TKO 8 (10), 1:37 2013-05-24 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut Won vacant IBF North American Light Middleweight title
Win 27-6-3 United States George Tahdooahnippah TKO 6 (10), 2:41 2013-02-15 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Loss 26-6-3 United States Austin Trout UD 12 2012-06-02 United States The Home Depot Center, Carson, California For WBA Light Middleweight title.
Win 26-5-3 Poland Pawel Wolak UD 12 2011-12-03 United States Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York Won vacant IBA Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title
Draw 25-5-3 Poland Pawel Wolak MD 10 2011-07-15 United States Roseland Ballroom, Manhattan, New York
Loss 25-5-2 United Kingdom Ashley Theophane MD 10 2010-07-30 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma
Win 25-4-2 Greece Mike Arnaoutis UD 12 2010-04-02 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut Retained USBA Welterweight title.
Loss 24-4-2 Poland Rafal Jackiewicz UD 12 2009-11-27 Poland Hala MOSiR, ul. Kolbego 11, os. Baranki, Elk
Loss 24-3-2 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo SD 12 2009-08-01 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut For vacant IBF Welterweight title.
Draw 24-2-2 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo SD 12 2009-08-01 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton, Gauteng
Win 24-2-1 United States Oscar Díaz KO 11 (12), 0:10 2008-07-16 United States Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas Won USBA Welterweight title.
Win 23-2-1 United States Troy Browning UD 10 2008-02-15 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win 22-2-1 United States Keenan Collins TKO 2 (12), 3:00 2007-08-24 United States Utopia Paradise Theatre, The Bronx, New York
Loss 21-2-1 United States Jesse Feliciano TKO 8 (12), 2:42 2007-03-23 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut Lost USBA Welterweight title.
Win 21-1-1 Namibia Frans Hantindi TKO 1 (8), 2:59 2006-11-25 Canada Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Win 20-1-1 Ecuador Luis Hernandez TKO 3 (12), 1:47 2006-05-26 United States Cohen Stadium, El Paso, Texas Won USBA Welterweight title.
Win 19-1-1 Dominican Republic Alexis Divison DQ 4 (10), 0:28 2006-02-17 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Win 18-1-1 United States Virgil McClendon TKO 6 (8), 0:47 2005-11-23 United States Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York
Win 17-1-1 United States Luther Smith KO 1 (8), 2:59 2005-08-05 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut

Titles in boxing[edit]


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