Juan Francisco Rodríguez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Márquez.

Juan Francisco Rodríguez Márquez (born September 12, 1950 in Almería) is a retired boxer from Spain, who twice represented his native country during the 1970s at the Summer Olympics. He reached the quarterfinals in 1972. Four years later Rodríquez was stopped in the second round of the bantamweight division (– 54 kg) by eventual silver medalist Charles Mooney of the United States.

As a professional, Rodriguez challenged Carlos Zarate for the Mexican's WBC world Bantamweight title in a fight held at Madrid, but he lost by technical knockout after quitting during round five.

Amateur accomplishments[edit]

  • 1970 Spanish Bantamweight Champ
  • 1971 Spanish Bantamweight Champ
  • 1971 European (Junior) Champion Bantamweight
  • 1971 European Flyweight Champion
  • 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Bantamweight (Losing to Alfonso Zamora)
  • 1974 3rd World Championships in Havana at Bantamweight

Olympic results[edit]