Delvin Rodriguez vs. Shamone Alvarez
2009-03-06 : Delvin Rodriguez 147 lbs beat Shamone Alvarez 145¾ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
- Referee: Eddie Claudio
- Judge: Glenn Feldman 115-112
- Judge: Joseph Pasquale 114-113
- Judge: Don Trella 114-113
Aired On: ESPN Friday Night Fights (Main Event)
- Rodriguez came in ranked the # 5 welterweight in the world by the IBF, with Alvarez being ranked the IBF # 15 in the same weight class.
- Between Rounds 8 and 9, Rodriguez told his corner that he thought he had broken his right wrist.
- By the 10th Round, both fighters had substantial swelling around their right eyes.
- Alvarez went down midway through the 11th Round from a straight right hand. He was up early and received a standing eight-count.
- Rodriguez came out on the attack early in Round 12 and had Alvarez hurt. It appeared at one point that the referee might step in a wave an end to the bout. His aggression left him open, however, as Alvarez landed a counter shot that staggered Gonzalez and put him on the defensive.
- Post-fight x-rays did not find a fracture in Rodriguez's wrist despite swelling.
- ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas had the bout scored 116-112 for Rodriguez.