David Rodriguez (boxer)

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David Rodriguez
Statistics
Real name David Rodriguez
Nickname(s) Nino
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Reach 79 in (200.7 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1977-09-18) September 18, 1977 (age 39)
El Paso, Texas U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 37
Wins by KO 35
Losses 2
Draws 0

David "Nino" Rodriguez (born September 18, 1977 in El Paso, Texas) is an American heavyweight boxer. He was formerly ranked number 13 in the world by the WBC and number 12 by the WBA while 5 in the world by the IBA. He defeated former number 1 contender Owen Beck in El Paso to win the WBC FECOMBOX Mexican Heavyweight Championship.

Rodriguez has a decorated record of 37–2 record (35 KOs, 25 knockouts inside the 1st round) Rodriguez held the Texas Heavyweight title, New Mexico Heavyweight title,NABU Heavyweight title as well as two WBC belts. The FECOM and Latin title. These were his most credible belts until his most prestigious win against a very tough and durable contender in Manuel Pucheta for the N.A.B.A Heavyweight championship. Opponent wise, his biggest win up to date is his career was against former #1 contender and challenger for the WBC Mexican heavyweight championship against Owen Beck. Owen was knocked out by a double short left hook for over 15 minutes. Rodriguez was launched into world recognition and was up for serious contention for the world heavyweight championship until an attempt of murder on his life. Four suspects came reportedly behind him in Scottsdale AZ and brutally slashed his throat leaving him for dead. Rodriguez received 369 stitches and was 36–0 and undefeated up until that altercation. Rodriguez came back only to lose twice since the incident. Rodriguez is now a dominant key note speaker and author of the book "When The Lights Go Out" available on Amazon. David helps many schools and charities with a strong message for anti bullying, domestic violence and victims of violent crimes. After 16 months of retirement he finally returned November 21, 2015, with a 42-second win KO in the first round over Miguel Domingues of Brazil 23–4 with 21 knockouts. Rodriguez has not since stepped back into the ring.

Early life and education[edit]

Rodriguez, from El Paso Texas, went to Coronado High School and went on to have a 16-year professional top contention boxing career up until a brutal attack on his life. Since the attack, Rodriguez has become a humanitarian in helping all kinds of charities ranging from domestic abuse, violent crimes and bullying. He is a predominant key note speaker in many of these areas including PTSD.

Amateur record[edit]

His amateur record is 10-1 with 6 KOs.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

On November 7, 2003, Rodriguez won the Texas State Heavyweight Title with a first-round knockout victory over Tommy Connelly in El Paso, Texas. On April 17, 2004, Rodriguez won the New Mexico State Heavyweight Title with a first-round TKO victory over Jeff Lally in Las Cruces, New Mexico. On the undercard of Holyfield-Savarese in 2007 he stopped the 6' 9" 276 lbs Rick Dyer, who was undefeated at 13-0 (13 KOs) coming into the bout. Rodriguez beat Manuel Alberto Pucheta by an impressive TKO in seventh to win the NABA heavyweight title in 2009.Won the WBC FECOMBOX Mexican title as of June 24, 2011 against Owen Beck.

Professional boxing record[edit]

37 Wins (35 knockouts), 2 Loss, 0 Draws[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 36–2 Kenya Raymond Ochieng TKO 1 (4) 18/07/2014 United States Southwest University Event Center, El Paso, Texas, United States
Loss 36–1 United States Darnell Wilson KO 6 (6) 14/12/2013 United States Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 36–0 United States Byron Polley TKO 2 (10) 03/12/2011 United States Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States Won vacant NABU heavyweight title.
Win 35–0 Jamaica Owen Beck KO 3 (10) 24/05/2011 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States Won vacant WBC FECOMBOX heavyweight title.
Win 34–0 United States Matt Hicks TKO 2 (8) 11/02/2011 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States Hicks down once in round 1.
Win 33–0 United States Daniel Bispo TKO 2 (10) 27/03/2010 Mexico Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico Bispo was knocked down in 1st round.
Win 32–0 United States Robert Davis TKO 3 (10) 12/09/2009 Mexico Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 31–0 Argentina Manuel Pucheta TKO 7 (12) 14/03/2009 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico Won vacant NABA heavyweight title.
Win 30–0 United States Marvin Ray Jones TKO 1 (6) 22/11/2008 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Win 29–0 United States Andy Sample TKO 1 (6) 27/09/2008 Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Body shot.
Win 28–0 United States Josh Gutcher KO 1 (8) 08/03/2008 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Win 27–0 United States Marcus McGee UD 8 21/12/2007 United States Dickerson's Event Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States Scores were 77-75, 77-75 and 79-73.
Win 26–0 United States Rick Dyer TKO 2 (10) 30/06/2007 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 25–0 United States Marcus Rhode TKO 3 (6) 19/05/2007 United States Gypsy, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Win 24–0 United States Stacy Goodson TKO 1 (10) 24/03/2007 United States Oaks, Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States Goodson down 3 times.
Win 23–0 United States John Turlington TKO 2 (6) 17/08/2006 United States Crowne Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 22–0 United States Dan Whetzel TKO 1 (10) 15/07/2006 United States Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park, Michigan, United States
Win 21–0 United States Jeff Pegues KO 1 (4) 27/05/2006 United States Ramada Inn, Topeka, Kansas, United States
Win 20–0 United States Brandon Quigley KO 1 (4) 10/12/2005 United States Legion Hall, Blairstown, Iowa, United States
Win 19–0 United States John Turlington UD 4 09/04/2005 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States Scores were 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.
Win 18–0 United States Bryan Robinson TKO 1 (6) 16/03/2005 United States Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Win 17–0 United States Travis Fulton TKO 1 (8) 22/10/2004 United States County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 16–0 United States Cruz Quintana TKO 1 (4) 09/07/2004 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 15–0 United States Jeff Lally TKO 1 (?) 17/04/2004 United States Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States Won vacant USA New Mexico State heavyweight title. Lally down 3 times.
Win 14–0 United States Jason Curry KO 1 (8) 27/02/2004 United States Longshoremen's Hall, San Francisco, California, United States
Win 13–0 United States Tommy Connelly KO 1 (8) 07/11/2003 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States Won vacant USA Texas State heavyweight title.
Win 12–0 United States Gary Butler TKO 1 (6) 09/08/2003 United States Rio Grande High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 11–0 United States Mike Parker KO 1 (6) 21/06/2003 Mexico Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win 10–0 United States Ricky Jefferson KO 1 (8) 19/04/2003 United States Camel Rock Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Win 9–0 United States Steve Shearburn KO 1 (6) 13/02/2003 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 8–0 United States Rex Jackson KO 1 (4) 20/09/2002 United States Cohen Stadium, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 7–0 United States Arthur Trass TKO 1 (4) 10/05/2002 United States El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 6–0 United States Clinton Whitehead KO 1 (4) 08/02/2002 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Mexico Martin Lopez TKO 3 (4) 10/06/2001 United States Far West Rodeo, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 United States Victor Bursey KO 1 (4) 02/06/2001 United States Bricktown Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 3–0 United States Gerald Pond TKO 1 (4) 15/05/1999 United States Equestrian Center, El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 United States David Valenzuela TKO 1 (4) 21/01/1999 United States Sheraton Hotel, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 United States James Martin KO 1 (4) 03/12/1998 United States Sheraton Hotel, Houston, Texas, United States

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