fighter

Julian Rodriguez

Weightclass: Light Welterweight

  • 16wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 10kos

AGE:
22
Birthplace:
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Height:
5’9”
reach:
68.5"
Managers:
Pat Lynch
Trainers:
Alex Devia

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Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez

At the age of 22, Julian is a four-year pro. A sensational young prospect at 140 pounds, he is a former amateur standout – a gold medalist at the 2013 National Golden Gloves Championships, and a silver medalist at the 2012 National PAL Championships and 2012 U.S. National Championships.

He is managed by Pat Lynch, who also managed former IBF junior lightweight and WBC super lightweight world champion Arturo Gatti. Gatti was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013.

Julian stayed active with six fights in 2014, three in 2015, and four in 2016. He gave impressive performances each time and made good progress.

In his last fight on September 8 in Philadelphia, he won a six-round unanimous decision against Dario Ferman.

Secondsout.com’s J.R. Jowett reported from ringside [excerpts]: Julian Rodriguez met Dario Ferman, Juarez, MX. The tall, lanky Mexican boxed defensively to start….

The third round started with a crackling exchange in a neutral corner which the favorite eventually won and forced Ferman to give ground. Later in the round, Rodriguez stepped in with a left hook and staggered Dario.

Open trading continued in the fourth, with Rodriguez landing the harder blows. Through a hard-fought fifth, the contest entered the final round. All [three judges] scored 59-55 for Rodriguez, while Ferman exited to cheers. [End Jowett item]

Julian told The Ring, “There’s a lot of people who have natural speed, natural strength, but it’s how you use it. Most of my fights I’ve been going forward, pressing the action because I have the opening. No one has really seen me box, and I box really well. There’s always room for improvement, but I’m very diverse when it comes to styles and game plans. I know how to react to certain movements and how to read my opponent well.”

Manager Pat Lynch added, “Julian is just a pleasure to manage. He’s got such a bright future, he’s so dedicated to the sport. All he does is boxing and his music. He comes from a great family, well-grounded, and he’s got all the talent in the world, he’s a super-huge puncher.

“At this point in his career, he’s probably the most talented fighter I’ve been involved with. Obviously, Arturo went on to be a superstar. It remains to be seen with Julian, but he has all the tools to do that, there’s no doubt in my mind.”

fight history

  • 2013

    on 12-7-13 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Ryan Picou (0-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Joseph Agbeko main event; Julian consistently outworked Picou, landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

    He debuted at the age of 18 on 9-28-13 in Atlantic City and won by knockout (1st round) against Kevin Benson (1-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Glen Tapia-Elco Garcia main event; Julian overpowered Benson early in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:51…

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  • 2014

    on 12-13-14 in Philadelphia, PA, he won by TKO (2nd round) against lefthanded Randy Fuentes (4-3-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Felix Verdejo-Karim El Ouazghari main event; Julian scored a knockdown with a left hook late in the 1st round; he scored three more knockdowns in the 2nd – the first with a left hook to the body, the second and third with right hands – and the referee stopped the fight at 2:24…

    On 11-1-14 in Caguas, PR, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Jorge Cordero (4-9): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.-Jonathan Arellano main event; Julian overpowered Cordero in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:21…

    On 10-4-14 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won by TKO (4th round) against Cristian Steele (4-10-2): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at Bally’s, and Julian dominated the fight; he landed the harder punches,  steadily wore down Steele, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:35 of the 4th round…

    On 7-26-14 in New York, NY, he won by knockout (1st round) against Yankton Southern (4-5): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale main event; Julian scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 1st round, and Southern was counted out at 0:43……

    On 6-14-14 in Atlantic City he won by TKO (2nd round, 3:00) against Angel Figueroa (3-0-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard at Bally’s; Julian scored three knockdowns in the 1st round; he rocked Figueroa repeatedly in the 2nd, and Figueroa did not continue after the round……

    On 1-25-14 in New York, NY, he won by knockout (1st round) against Nyein Muang (1-0-2): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia-Juan Carlos Burgos main event, and Julian quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 1st round, and Muang was counted out at 1:51…

     

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  • 2015

    on 10-24-15 in Omaha, NB, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Alvaro Ortiz (8-4-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Dierry Jean main event; Julian dominated the fight and won by scores of 40-36, 40-36, 39-37…

    On 5-8-15 in Newark, NJ, he won by TKO (1st round) against Peter Olouch (14-8-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at the Prudential Center; Julian staggered Olouch with a left hook I the 1st round, then rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 1:22…

    On 2-28-15 in Tampa, FL, he won by TKO (1st round) against Raul Tovar (14-8-1): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at the Sun Dome, and Julian quickly overpowered him; he scored three knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a right hand, the second with a left hook, the third with a series of punches – and the referee stopped the fight at 1:59…

     

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