Featherweight prospect Nathan Rodriguez – ”El Morenito” – characterized by his relentless pressure and fan friendly style – has netted him a 12-0, 8 KOs record.
The Pico Rivera resident is getting ready to show what he is made out of as he returns on November 11 at the Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California. The card, promoted by MarvNation, is being carried by DAZN.
”It’s exciting, it’s gonna be a great card with great fighters,” Rodriguez said. ”I’m excited for MarvNation and what’s to come, I’m ready and it’s an amazing opportunity to fight on DAZN, there are many great fighters on that platform and being able to showcase my skills to the people watching around the world.”
Just beginning to enter his prime years, and with youth on his side, the fighter had a taste of the big time back in May of this year.
”My longest fight was a 10 rounder against Alexander Mejia on the undercard of the Canelo (vs. John Ryder) in Guadalajara back in May,” Rodriguez said.
Having gone the full ten rounds is always a good thing, giving him the confidence that he can go the distance if need be.
”For every fight I train my best as if I were fighting for a world title. Really not too much of a difference, just always training hard, working on a couple of things but not too much. Just being ready a 100%,” Rodriguez said.
”I’m looking to give my supporters a great fight, every time I get in the ring, I’m ready to go the rounds that are scheduled to last, if the knock out happens, it happens, I don’t plan to knock out the other person out but also to get those rounds of experience, I’m only 19 years old, I didn’t get a big amateur background, so the more rounds I can get, the more the experience the better.”
”The fight in May, my opponent (Alexander) Mejia was a tough fighter, he was a veteran, he had a lot of experience, kept coming forward and throwing a lot of punches and I definitely have things that I have to work on, building of that and was the most rounds I ever done, which were the ten rounds. That was my toughest challenge up to date.”