Undefeated welterweight prospect Flavio Rodriguez may be the next best-kept secret in boxing. The powerful Mexican-American isn’t a shredded-looking fighter, far from that, but he has dynamite in both hands and he remains one dangerous hombre.
An accomplished amateur who had an 88-14 record and three national titles, Rodriguez turned pro March 25, 2010, stopping Najee Hayes in the third round. Surprisingly, though, Rodriguez left boxing for the next five years when he became disenchanted with boxing.
After ballooning to more than 200 pounds, Rodriguez came back September 18, 2015 in Mexico, where he won a four-round decision over Julio Change in a junior middleweight fight.
Rodriguez fought once more in 2015, stopping Clint Coronel (4-3-2) in the second round of their welterweight match, followed by three more fights last year, in which he knocked out Mario Angeles and Yesmani Pedroso, both in the second round, and last December in Las Vegas he defeated previously unbeaten Dilan Loza (5-0), who retired after round three.
Rodriguez may not be close to retiring but, when he hangs up his gloves for good, he plans to be an investor and possibly own a gym and manage boxers.
BOXING STYLE: PUNCHER
BOXING STANCE: ORTHODOX
DIVISION: WELTER WEIGHT