Saturday, January 26, 2008
Two-time national amateur champion Edwin Rodriguez of Worcester, Mass., made a most successful professional debut Saturday night, stopping Samuel Ortiz Gomez by technical knockout in the first round of a middleweight bout scheduled for four rounds in Mansfield, Mass.
The 22-year-old, 6-foot Rodriguez had little trouble with Gomez, knocking him down twice and halting him at 1:22 of the first.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Two-time national amateur champion Edwin Rodriguez of Worcester, Mass., makes his pro debut Jan. 26 in a four-round middleweight bout in Mansfield, Mass.
The opponent for the 22-year-old Rodriguez will be determined.
The 6-foot Rodriguez won the USA Boxing national championship for 2005 and the Golden Gloves national championship for 2006, both at 165 pounds, and had a record of 84-9.
“I have every confidence I’ll be a world champ,” says Rodriguez, who has lived in Worcester since arriving in the United States from his native Dominican Republic during 1998. “I know every one who turns pro says that, but I believe I have the background and the tools to make it happen.”