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Rodriguez-Hlatshwayo purse bid!

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing won the purse bid for the vacant IBF welterweight championship formerly held by Joshua Clottey between Star Boxing’s IBF #2 rated Delvin Rodriguez (24-2-2, 14 KOs) and IBF #3 rated Isaac Hlatshwayo (28-1-1, 10 KOs). The winning bid was $136,000.00. Star Boxing, who promotes Rodriquez, beat out the bid of Branco Sports Productions, whose bid was $127,500. Rodriguez and Hlatshwayo are familiar with one another. The two fought back on November 17th, 2008, in Hlatshwayo’s home country of South Africa in an official IBF welterweight title eliminator. While the bout was ruled a draw, many who witnessed the fight, including a large majority of the South African press, felt Rodriguez deserved the victory. Now Rodriguez will have a chance to get his revenge and this time with Star winning the bid, the fight will likely take place on U.S. soil. The fight will be promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and should be officially announced shortly.

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