Panama Metropolis, Panama – – Luis Rodriguez, now an ideal 11 wins in 11 fights with 11 stoppages, gained the World Boxing Affiliation Continental Americas tremendous middleweight title with a second-round knockout in opposition to Encarnacion “Demoledor” Diaz on Saturday, January 28 at Los Andes Mall, Panama Metropolis, Panama.
Rodriguez knocked Diaz down in spherical two with a left hook, then delivered a flurry of punches that dropped him a second time. Diaz couldn’t get well whereas referee Guillermo Perez Pineda counted to 10 and the battle was referred to as at 3:00 of spherical two. The bout was scheduled for ten rounds.
“This was an outstanding alternative and I made certain to take full benefit of it,” stated Rodriguez. “I solely need to battle one of the best and am right here to remain. I’ll proceed to work onerous and keep battle prepared for my subsequent step. If all goes properly, Puerto Rico will quickly be celebrating a brand new world champion in 2023.”
Rodriguez (11-0, 11 KOs) from Tao Alto, Puerto Rico, whose crew contains famend boxing lawyer Tony Gonzalez and promoter, Rivalta Boxing, made his professional debut on June 11, 2021. His knockouts have are available in rounds 2, 1, 4, 1, 2, 2, 1, 4, 3, and now 2 respectively.
Encarnacion Diaz (15-3, 9 KOs) from San Jose, Costa Rico, entered Saturday on a three-fight win streak together with two by knockout and one by decisive unanimous choice win.
“I need to thank my crew for getting me this chance to start out 2023 sturdy,” stated Luis. “I need to battle one of the best tremendous middleweights and make my title generally known as probably the greatest within the division. It’s my time and time for younger blood to hold this division and this sport. I battle for my household and to make all of Puerto Rico proud.”
Rodriguez’s advisor, lawyer Tony Gonzalez said “This child is the complete package deal. He can field, slug and finish the battle with one punch with both hand. We’re planning to have Luis defend the title in Miami in March.”