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Lara-Rodriguez to headline Spike TV card

5/11/2015
Junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara is set to face Delvin Rodriguez on June 12. Ray Spencer/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Cruiserweight titleholder Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) of Germany was due to defend his title against mandatory challenger Krzysztof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) of Poland on June 12 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on a Spike TV-televised card, but the fight has fallen apart.

Instead, junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs), a Cuban defector living in Houston, will make his second defense when he takes on Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) of Danbury, Connecticut, in what appears to be a mismatch.

Lara is one of the slickest fighters in boxing and Rodriguez, who has lost whenever he has stepped up in class, is 0-1-1 in his last two bouts, including a draw with faded former junior middleweight titlist Joachim Alcine last May and a one-sided third-round knockout loss to Miguel Cotto in October 2013.

In the co-feature, Montreal-based Russian light heavyweight banger Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) will take on Doudou Ngumbu (34-6, 13 KOs), a native of Congo living in France.