October 14,, 2021, Panama City, Panama — Luis Rodriguez, (5-0, 5 KOs) from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, coming off his 5th consecutive knockout win in five professional fights, fights Friday October 15, at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama.
Rodriguez will battle rugged and experienced Panamanian Addir Sanchez (12-22-4, 6 KO’s) in a six-round middleweight bout.
The 24-year-old Rodriguez, who decided to bypass the Tokyo Olympics to turn pro, was a five time Puerto Rico National Champion.
Rodriguez’, whose team includes renowned boxing attorney Tony Gonzalez and promoter, Rivalta Boxing, made his pro debut on June 11 and then fought on June 26, July 3, August 20 and September 19. His knockouts have come in rounds 2, 1, 4, 1 and 2 respectively.
“Friday night will be Luis’ sixth fight in four months,” said Gonzalez. “Our pedal to the metal philosophy continues and we plan to fight two more times in November. One of the scenarios we have in mind is having Luis showcased on ESPN Latino or ESPN in November. More importantly we would absolutely love and embrace Luis fighting in NYC at Madison Square Garden in December, before bringing him back home to Puerto Rico where ideally he would fight for a regional belt before his home crowd.”
Luis’ bout is scheduled for 6 rounds and will be fighting in eight-rounders shortly thereafter. “We are looking to get him in the ring with higher quality opponents each fight and a regional title fight before long.”