Last night in Uncasville, Connecticut two "almost there" varieties of seasoned fighters met in the ring for a strategic battle. Delvin Rodriguez earned a hard fought victory over Freddy Hernandez in a light middleweight bout at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Rodriguez (28(16)-6(1)-3) had his majority decision win changed to an appropriate TKO win over Hernandez (30(20)-5-1 ND). Freddy was no easy assignment, as he had previously shared the ring with such champions as Erislandy Lara and Andre Berto.
Each fighter kept their respective distance in the opening round of the matchup. Although they tried to use the ring, they would eventually gravitate back to the center. Delvin would double up his left jab and Freddy was able to capitalize with a counter left jab of his own. The second was difficult to score at times. The jabs continued to connect for both men, yet most attempts at landing the lead hand were still made to wait. Each fighter threw a bit wide, too short or too low. Hernandez was just a bit more active and he connected with some significant shots in the third. An accidental head butt opened a small cut over Rodriguez’s right eye. The two exchanged towards the end of the fourth and Delvin began to push the action more. He tried to load up on his right during the fifth round. Hernandez still tried to grind the activity levels down, which actually allowed both fighters to connect with body shots.