Trout to Face Rodriguez in Showtime Bout Tonight

Trout to Face Rodriguez in Showtime Bout Tonight
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 12:46pm

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING will present “Four Warned,” a rare Quadrupleheader featuring the return of boxing legends Antonio Tarver and Winky Wright this Saturday, June 2, live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast), from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Former light heavyweight kingpin and current SHOWTIME ringside boxing analyst Tarver (29-6, 20 KO’s), of Tampa, Fla., will headline the event as he continues his campaign in the cruiserweight division by taking on unbeaten power puncher Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KO’s), of Hollywood, Calif., by way of Lagos, Nigeria.

In the co-main event, former undisputed junior middleweight world champ Wright (51-5-1, 25 KO’s), of St. Petersburg, Fla., makes his return to the ring against confident, unbeaten Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (26-0, 20 KO’s), of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The telecast also features two world title fights: WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (24-0,14 KO’s), of Las Cruces, N.M., will defend his title against crowd-pleasing Delvin Rodriguez (26-5-3, 14 KO’s), of Danbury, Conn., by way of Santiago, D.R., and Vusi “Marvelous” Malinga (20-3, 12 KO’s), of Johannesburg, South Africa, will face undefeated Leo “Teremoto” Santa Cruz (19-0-1, 11 KO’s), of Lincoln Heights, Calif., for the vacant IBF bantamweight world championship.

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