2013-01-31 : Jose Angel Rodriguez 157 lbs beat Denis Douglin 157 lbs by UD in round 8 of 8
- Location: Staten Island Hilton, Staten Island, New York, USA
- Referee: Johnny Callas
- Judge: Robin Taylor 79-73
- Judge: Kevin Morgan 78-74
- Judge: John McKaie 78-74
Rodriguez versus Douglin Middleweight bout at the Hilton
In the preliminary bout to the main event of a six bout card at the Hilton Garden Inn promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions, Jose Angel 'Silver Boy' Rodriguez won a workmanlike 8 round decision over Denis Douglin. Rodriguez started rusty, enabling Douglin to win perhaps the first two rounds on aggression. By the third round, Rodriguez was coming forward with pressure and outboxing Douglin all over the large ring, letting his hands go. Douglin resorted to holding wherever possible and showed little or no offense, enabling Rodriguez to take him out of his game plan and outwork him. The battle between the two southpaws was won by Rodriguez because his reflexes were too fast and his jabs were landing consistently in close, not giving Douglin any chance of counter opportunities.