On Saturday evening Puerto Rican flyweight prospect, Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez ( 7-0, 5KO’s ) outpointed veteran Mexican, Felipe Rivas ( 14-15-2, 8KO’s ) over six rounds at the Jesús M. Freire Stadium in Cidra, Puerto Rico. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 .
Rodríguez’s boxing skills were superior, using a great stiff jab with lots of combinations to Rivas head and body.
"I want to thanks my trainers Ivan Calderon and Felix Pagan Pintor for their help. It really means a lot to me to have them in my corner" Rodríguez said, "Rivas was very aggresive but thanks God, we could handle him".
In the maint event, José ’Sniper’ Pedraza ( 15-0, 10 KO’s - 130lbs ) defeated via KO in the third round, Alejandro ’Soma’ Rodríguez ( 19-13, 11 KO ) of Mexico. Pedraza landed a huge a left hook to Rodriguez’s body, who could not get up during the referee’s 10 count.
Photo credit: Esdel Palermo