The Lesser Known Star: Ruben Rodriguez looks to fit the bill of gym lore
Super lightweight Ruben Rodriguez’s story is largely unknown, shoot even I won’t inform you much beyond what I know, secondhand since I didn’t get in contact with him for this.
Rodriguez, who fights on his fourth Top Rank show this Friday at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, which will air nationally on ESPN, and his bout will air on the sister-app ESPN+, is looking to jump into the mainstay of the collective boxing world.
Rodriguez is seemingly a promotional free agent fighting on both Premier Boxing Champions and Top Rank card over the past two years, more so Top Rank though, as well as his BoxRec listing him as Jose Rodriguez, rather than his ring name of Ruben Rodriguez. the 22-year-old from Indio, Ca, who know trains with Robert Garcia is looking to get his recognition as well as a promoter.
Rodriguez, I have heard from fabled folklore stories about how good he is in the gym, especially in sparring, but until it happens fight night and in front of the camera it is simply just a great talking point in a gym. Yet, people swear by the talent Rodriguez has and believe it just will take keeping him active.
Rodriguez is coming off a bit of adversity as his last bout was a majority decision win over Ramel Snegur at the Staples Center on the Vasyl Lomachenko versus Anthony Crolla undercard. Meaning, this should be the best performance of his career this Friday, as his last bout ought to have left a sour taste in his mouth.
His opponent for this bout, Vicente Morales, is not unlike Ramel Snegur, in the fact that he comes forward, is very aggressive and has fought mostly developmental fights in Mexico along with b-side fights in America.
While the eyes of the world will look at the top of the card and Richard Commey versus Ray Beltran for IBF lightweight world title, maybe tune-in a bit earlier and give this young prospect a look.