AIR DATE: May 04 2021 12:43UTC
EPISODE: Episode 25
Elvis Rodriguez | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
Trained by legendary Freddie Roach in Hollywood Rodriguez’s completeness as a fighter compliments his electric power and ensures he’ll be in a high-profile boats thanks to his weight class
Hello, there talking fight fans around the world thanks once again for joining us for another, exciting episode of knuckle up with mike gore at four.
What do you got for us today mike? Well, let me tell you elvis, has definitely left the building buddy into the boxing ring.
Let’S tell you this: okay, i’m talking about the top prospect, elvis the dominican kid rodriguez, also contender for the 2020 prospect of the year award compiling a wonderful record of 5-0, with five knockouts in the 2020 year in the pandemic in the bubble, literally the knockout king Of the bubble, this game is trained by freddie, roach managed by bendy lieberlin and uh.
He’S training at a wild card.
Gym right now signed a top rank um this kid he started off boxing at the age of 11.
He was in the you know, living in dominican, he’s from los mina cento domingo is, where he’s from small little place, uh used to play baseball uh, but had a little trouble, differentiating uh boxing for baseball uh, considering to fight all the kids playing baseball.
So the coaches told them hey.
Why don’t you give up this baseball thing and go be a boxer, so he did and he’s turned out to be this great amazing, wonderful guy that gets in this ring and just smashes people he’s 11-0-1-1 with 10 knockouts.
The best part about this is this: kid is fighting may 22nd, so we get to see him again, so the wait is really over.
Um honestly he’s the hottest prospect in 2020, like i told you, he was going 5-0 with five kills, including four headline making stoppages.
So not only is he knocking these guys out, he’s knocking them out in such a beautiful showcase fashion, and you know what every time he does it and every time you see it.
If you see this kid doing the strumming guitar at the end of a match, you just missed a vicious ko, that’s going to be on a highlight reel, and then you think about it like when you think of these.
These boxers, from you know down in those regions you never think of them.
Anybody coming out of the dominican right like when was the last time we heard of a really amazing dominican prospect right.
Everybody usually gets into baseball.
Well, this kid didn’t he got into you, know boxing and he’s doing great man um.
He started his manager, flew him to uh, to los angeles, to see freddie, roach and uh.
He started training with him very slowly and uh equal.
He sparred an 11-0 company uh contender at the uh at the gym and uh.
He ended up, knocking him out and as soon as that happened, freddie roach took him under his wing and said you know what this kid’s gon na be the next big thing.
You’Re going to see a world belt around these kids in the next couple of years and guys believe me when i’m telling you this watch this kid he’s this awesome, southpaw dominican kid man, you don’t want to miss.
This fight is coming up.
I believe it is.
Second, yes, it is, may 22nd he’s fighting kenneth, sims jr who’s 15 2-1 and that’s going to be at the virgin hotels, las vegas in las vegas.
So you know what guys make sure you set your watches.
You know put a reminder in your stupid iphones or your samsungs make sure you see this fight man.
This kid is wicked.
To watch he’s definitely going to come guys get behind this kid.
You know what we don’t see too many dominican fighters that are in there, that that have the ability to come through and be a world champion like this kid is man honestly.
He got shunned, shunned and snubbed for the prospect of the year, and you know what he’s vowed to make his his his.
I guess i don’t even know man he’s he’s bound to make it like his goal.
Man his goal to do destruction because he’s been snubbed for that for that award man and honestly he should have got that award 2020 prospect of the year.
He was stubbed for it and he’s gon na use that as his sorry motivation motivation was the word i was looking for folks.
Sorry for that long pause.
There you go.
I have no pauses because i can continue talking forever and ever and ever, but it was motivation was the word that i was looking for.
So he’s going to use this as his motivation to not only wreak havoc but wreak out havoc and such a devastating spell and the only way that he knows how to do.
That is, with this vicious left hand that he has guys and i’m talking it’s a thunderous left hand guys you want to see it man, the kids got great defense, you know he’s not afraid of getting inside in the pocket and i’ll tell you man.
If your block is weak, man he’s going to punch through it and you’re going to drop man.
His highlight reel speaks for itself.
He literally drops all these guys.
Man go in there watch this guy man, google them before you get.
You know before you miss your fight man, because you’re not going to want to miss a may 22nd kenneth, sims jr, sorry bud you’re gon na get your ass.
What man? That’S my prediction for that fight and uh yeah, then you hear me here mike gordon foreman.
Knuckle up tomorrow, make sure you tune in we’ll have something great for you.
Maybe i should take your breath and let you guys catch up for whatever thing all right, so guys, graham, do you have any questions for me? No, the dominican, kid elvis rodriguez.
Yes, elvis has become quite the boxer’s concealer dying back in the day.
You know what you know.
Out of curiosity.
Has there ever been a fighter out of dominican? You know what i’ve ever done, not that i know like i’ve.
I’Ve been searching and uh, not there’s not really too many that i know of that were world contending champions.
I you know what i don’t want to say.
Yes – and i don’t want to say no, i’m going to say i don’t know and i’m going to educate myself and find out and let these fans know because honestly we’re going to follow this kid and his career, because but i feel that this kid is going To be wearing a belt very, very soon, uh his team and his management team, they do have an itinerary that they are sticking to their plan.
Is you know, we’re in there we’re going to get the belt, and you know what we’re not waiting around to do.
It they want to move up through these rights, quick, this kid’s 25.
You know what i say by 27 well by 27 they’re they’re looking at they want to unify the division, man and uh.
You know the super light division.
Yes, it is a hard division.
You know you got some big names in that division and this kid is waiting for those big name fights.
He believes he’s ready.
His team believes he’s ready.
Freddie roach no believes he’s ready this kid’s getting in the ring may 22nd.
Let’S see what the big buzz is about guys.
I’Ve been watching this kid since the bubble, man trust me knockout finish bubble the whole line, man, five fights five finishes.
He never left anything in the judge’s hands.
The first time in his career he’s been brought.
The distance from his last match and he ain’t looking to do that again.
You know what i mean after being stubbed after the 2020 of the year.
We’Re gon na see some motivation for him to go in there and just wreak havoc man guys.
You heard it here, elvis rodriguez, the dominican kid watch, him love him, get to know him because you’re going to see a lot of him.
Believe me you just he belt on this kid’s wings, it’s microwave for tune in tomorrow.
This hump day view it like it share it knock that knock it out, knock out those comments.
Baby just knock him out.
That’S it! That’S your boy!