Energy punching WBA #15 tremendous middleweight Luis Rodriguez (8-0, 8 KOs) is quickly making a reputation for himself. He has racked up eight wins, all by knockout, since turning skilled lower than a yr in the past. He final fought this previous March on the annual WBA KO for medicine occasion which was held on the famed Roberto Duran Enviornment in Panama Metropolis, Panama. It was his first ten spherical bout the place he impressively stopped Colombian Emilio Julio Julio, a veteran of almost 50 skilled fights in spherical 4. Rodriguez is promoted by Henry Rival and managed by well-renowned boxing advisor Tony Gonalez. Each see a really shiny future for Rodriguez.
“Luis Rodriguez has all of the instruments to interrupt open the 168lb division. He’s 6’2, quick, slick, and has nice energy in each fingers. He’s already ranked 15 on this planet by the WBA. He’ll make a ton of noise very shortly,” stated Rivalta.
Gonzalez added, “Luis is a superb child with a world of expertise and little doubt shall be a world champion.”
Fightnews.com® spoke to Luis Rodriguez.
How did you get your begin in boxing?
Actually, for me, it began as a pastime. I went to the boxing fitness center at 12 years outdated and caught with it. The time simply form of flew by and right here I’m as we speak.
There are numerous legendary fighters who’ve come out of Puerto Rico. Was there any explicit one who stood out for you?
Ivan Calderon motivated me lots. He was on high and a world champion after I received into boxing. He took outing to work out with me. I nonetheless keep in mind and respect him doing that.
What was the extent of your novice profession?
I had near 100 novice fights and was a 5X nationwide champion in Puerto Rico. I additionally competed internationally overseas.
How was the expertise of preventing in Panama on a serious annual occasion(WBA’s KO Medicine) in your final struggle ?
I felt at house. The native individuals there handled me very properly. They’re very educated about boxing there. I fought a way more skilled fighter and was capable of cease him inside the gap. It was an actual good expertise for me.
Do you think about your self a boxer-puncher?
I can truly do each when essential. I simply haven’t needed to field a lot so far however I can and I’m a affected person fighter. I used to be taught from my time within the amateurs to not get determined and take my time. These fights had been solely 3 rounds however nonetheless I used to be taught to not rush. That also applies for me now as knowledgeable.
What targets do you’ve got for the following yr?
Tony Gonzalez and Henry Rivalta are correctly guiding my profession. I’m solely 25. I simply wish to hold enhancing and getting higher.