Elvis Rodriguez To Use Prospect Of The Year Snub As Motivation
Elvis “TDK” Rodriguez 10-0 (10 KOs) emerged as boxing’s hottest prospect in 2020, going 5-0 with 5 knockouts, including four headline making stoppages inside the MGM Grand in the Las Vegas “Bubble” he last fought October, 9th & became only the second man to knock out 37 fight veteran Cameron Krael. Veron 18-2 (9 KOs) has never been knocked out as a professional & is a former WBO Latino & South American welterweight champion. He is coming off a competitive decision defeat to 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Taras Shelestyuk in January 2020.
“I want to show that I am ready for the big fights. I think I deserved to be the (2020) Prospect Of The Year. Not being named Prospect Of The Year has motivated me more than ever. I am here to become a world champion. I am very grateful for the opportunities Top Rank is giving me & for the efforts of my entire team. I am going to show who I am through my actions in the ring, not through words or social media”
said Elvis Rodriguez who was leading the “Prospect Of The Year” race at one point & to date most Boxing Insiders believe he should have been the true winner which would have given his trainer, Freddie Roach the one accolade he’s yet to win. Watch Elvis on the Miguel Berchelt vs Oscar Valdez card this February 20th on ESPN+