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Gamalier  Rodriguez
Weightclass:
Featherweight
Age:
27
Birthplace:
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Record:
23-2-3, 16 KOs
Height:
5’7.5”
Reach:
69"
Managers:
 
Trainers:
biography

Ranked WBO #6, WBC #32 at 126 pounds…
NABO featherweight champion, two successful defenses…

At the age of 26, Gamalier is an eight-year pro. A rising young contender at 126 pounds, he has won 15 fights in a row, 12 by knockout, since having a technical draw in February, 2010.
He is coming off an eighth-round TKO win against Aldimar Santos in his last fight on December 14.
After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: In a solid scrap, Rodriguez prevailed in a bloody fight to win a regional belt and move a bit closer to a title opportunity.
Rodriguez appeared to be winning the fight, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his face after the sixth round, when he and Silva Santos accidentally collided heads in the final seconds of the frame. The head-butt left Rodriguez with a nasty cut over his left eye and blood streaming down his face. His corner did an admirable job of closing the wound.
In the eighth round, Rodriguez landed a left hand to Silva Santos' left ear, which began to bleed. Silva Santos was clearly bothered by it and was motioning to his ear. After an intense exchange of punches, [the] referee called a timeout to have Silva Santos' ear examined. With the blood continuing to flow -- he apparently broke his eardrum -- the fight was waved off at 1 minute, 29 seconds. [End Rafael item]
Gamalier told soloboxeo.com's Wilfredo Acevedo Rivera [May 23, 2013 - excerpts]: "I have the discipline and the tools to beat anyone. I've never had any kind of vice. I'm hungry to be champion.
"I know boxing from A to Z. I had 100 fights in amateur boxing, I represented Puerto Rico many times and know what is fighting and what is boxing."
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fight history
Fight by Fight - 2013 – 2ND NABO F TITLE DEFENSE - in his last fight on 12-14-13 in Caguas, PR, he won by TKO (8th round) against Aldimar Santos (19-5): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza; Santos gave a good effort, but Gamalier dominated most of the fight - he consistently outworked Santos and landed the harder punches; Gamalier was cut badly over his left eye by a clash of heads in the 6th round; Gamalier rocked Santos with a left hook in the 8th, and Santos' right ear began to bleed; the fight was stopped on Santos' injury at 1:29; after seven rounds, Gamalier led by scores of 70-63, 70-63, 69-64…
1ST NABO F TITLE DEFENSE – on 8-10-13 in Bethlehem, PA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Jorge Pazos (14-5-1): the bout headlined at the Sands Casino Resort, and Gamalier dominated most of the fight; Pazos gave a determined effort, but Gamalier consistently outboxed him, landed the harder punches, and rocked him repeatedly; scored 99-91, 99-91, 98-92…
WON VACANT NABO F TITLE - on 5-18-13 in Trujillo Alto, PR, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Alicio Castaneda (15-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montañez, and Gamalier quickly overpowered him - he scored a knockdown in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown in the 3rd and the referee stopped the fight at 1:06...
 
2012 – on 12-29-12 in Santurce, PR, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Rafael Tirado (25-8-2): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at Cancha Nilmarie Santini, and Gamalier dominated; he floored Tirado late in the 3rd round, but the referee ruled it a slip - replays showed that Gamalier landed a solid right hand-left hook combination, and Tirado was badly dazed by the punches; he did not continue after the round; after three...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Gamalier said he started boxing at the age of 10 and had 100 amateur fights…he was a Puerto Rican national amateur champion in four weight divisions – 112, 119, 122, and 125 pounds…
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2002 JUNIOR OLYMPIC INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT - Marquette, Michigan, 112 pounds: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 7-3-02 he lost a 17-12 decision against Noel Mendoza of the U.S....
 
STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a strong amateur background…
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 8 years, 1 month…28 fights…104 total rounds…
AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.7 rounds…
KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 69 %...
DISTANCE FIGHTS: 10 rounds – 1 (1-0)…8 rounds – 3 (3-0)…
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Biography
  • Ranked WBO #6, WBC #32 at 126 pounds…
  • NABO featherweight champion, two successful defenses…

At the age of 26, Gamalier is an eight-year pro. A rising young contender at 126 pounds, he has won 15 fights in a row, 12 by knockout, since having a technical draw in February, 2010.

He is coming off an eighth-round TKO win against Aldimar Santos in his last fight on December 14.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: In a solid scrap, Rodriguez prevailed in a bloody fight to win a regional belt and move a bit closer to a title opportunity.

Rodriguez appeared to be winning the fight, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his face after the sixth round, when he and Silva Santos accidentally collided heads in the final seconds of the frame. The head-butt left Rodriguez with a nasty cut over his left eye and blood streaming down his face. His corner did an admirable job of closing the wound.

In the eighth round, Rodriguez landed a left hand to Silva Santos' left ear, which began to bleed. Silva Santos was clearly bothered by it and was motioning to his ear. After an intense exchange of punches, [the] referee called a timeout to have Silva Santos' ear examined. With the blood continuing to flow -- he apparently broke his eardrum -- the fight was waved off at 1 minute, 29 seconds. [End Rafael item]

Gamalier told soloboxeo.com's Wilfredo Acevedo Rivera [May 23, 2013 - excerpts]: "I have the discipline and the tools to beat anyone. I've never had any kind of vice. I'm hungry to be champion.

"I know boxing from A to Z. I had 100 fights in amateur boxing, I represented Puerto Rico many times and know what is fighting and what is boxing."

Fight History

Fight by Fight - 2013 – 2ND NABO F TITLE DEFENSE - in his last fight on 12-14-13 in Caguas, PR, he won by TKO (8th round) against Aldimar Santos (19-5): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza; Santos gave a good effort, but Gamalier dominated most of the fight - he consistently outworked Santos and landed the harder punches; Gamalier was cut badly over his left eye by a clash of heads in the 6th round; Gamalier rocked Santos with a left hook in the 8th, and Santos' right ear began to bleed; the fight was stopped on Santos' injury at 1:29; after seven rounds, Gamalier led by scores of 70-63, 70-63, 69-64…

1ST NABO F TITLE DEFENSE – on 8-10-13 in Bethlehem, PA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Jorge Pazos (14-5-1): the bout headlined at the Sands Casino Resort, and Gamalier dominated most of the fight; Pazos gave a determined effort, but Gamalier consistently outboxed him, landed the harder punches, and rocked him repeatedly; scored 99-91, 99-91, 98-92…

WON VACANT NABO F TITLE - on 5-18-13 in Trujillo Alto, PR, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Alicio Castaneda (15-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montañez, and Gamalier quickly overpowered him - he scored a knockdown in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown in the 3rd and the referee stopped the fight at 1:06...

 

2012 – on 12-29-12 in Santurce, PR, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Rafael Tirado (25-8-2): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at Cancha Nilmarie Santini, and Gamalier dominated; he floored Tirado late in the 3rd round, but the referee ruled it a slip - replays showed that Gamalier landed a solid right hand-left hook combination, and Tirado was badly dazed by the punches; he did not continue after the round; after three rounds, Gamalier led by shutout scores of 30-27 on all three scorecards...

On 5-18-12 in Guachupita, DR, he won by TKO (8th round) against José de la Rosa (1-2):  Gamalier dominated the fight – he scored a knockdown in the 5th round, then scored another knockdown in the 6th; he scored another knockdown in the 8th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:46...

On 3-10-12 in San Juan, PR, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Allan Tanada (11-1-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez II main event; Gamalier dominated the fight and staggered Tanada in the 5th round; scored 79-73, 79-73, 80-72...

 

2011 – on 11-19-11 in Santo Domingo, DR, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Juan Encarnacion (0-9): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards...

On 10-8-11 in Santo Domingo he won by TKO (1st round, 2:13) against Ambiorix Ciriaco (1-16)...

On 9-19-11 in La Romana, DR, he won by TKO (1st round, 2:33) against Miguelo Tavarez (0-9)...

On 9-16-11 in Macoris, DR, he won by TKO (2nd round, 1:04) against Julio Paniagua (0-2)...

On 9-5-11 in Santo Domingo he won by knockout (1st round, 1:25) against Franklin Sarmiento (0-1)...

On 8-6-11 in Parque Del Este, DR, he won by TKO (1st round, 2:37) against Alejandro Brito (1-10)...

On 7-16-11 in La Romana he won by TKO (2nd round, 3:00) against Cristian Martinez (2-23)...

On 6-6-11 in Parque Del Este he won by TKO (2nd round, 2:31) against Dionisio Rodriguez (0-24)...

On 5-23-11 in Parque Del Este he won by TKO (2nd round, 0:38) against Ricardo Capellan (1-0)...

 

2010 – on 2-26-10 in Bayamón, PR, he had a technical draw (1st round, 1:08) against Erick Cruz (7-2-2): Cruz was cut by an accidental clash of heads in the 1st round and could not continue...

 

2009 – on 8-27-09 in Los Angeles, CA, he lost a 6 round unanimous decision against David Rodela (13-1-2): scored 59-55, 59-55, 58-56...

 

2008 – on 12-13-08 in Hato Rey, PR, he won by TKO (2nd round, 1:00) against Carlos Perez (7-8-1)...

On 10-4-08 in San Juan he won by TKO (1st round, 1:35) against Juan Melendez (2-1-1)...

On 3-13-08 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against José Navarrete (13-15-2): scored 59-54, 59-53, 57-56...

On 1-4-08 in Los Angeles he lost a 4 round unanimous decision against Juan Garcia (13-0): scored 59-55, 59-55, 58-56...

 

2007 – on 3-3-07 in San Juan he won a 4 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Carlos Claudio (6-0-1): scored 39-37, 38-36, 40-36...

On 2-2-07 in San Juan he had a 6 round draw against Enrique Quinones (4-2): scored 58-56 Rodriguez, 57-57, 57-57...

 

2006 – on 11-17-06 in Guaynabo, PR, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Chrisson Nicolaus (1-1): scored 40-34 on all three scorecards...

On 9-29-06 in San Juan he won by TKO (2nd round, 1:53) against Luis Sein (0-1)...

On 8-4-06 in San Juan he won a 4 round majority decision against José Febus (1-5-1): scored 40-36, 40-36, 38-38...

On 5-26-06 in Hato Rey he had a technical draw (2nd round) against Edwin Torres (debut): after two rounds, Gamalier led by scores of 20-16 on all three scorecards...

He debuted at the age of 19 on 3-4-06 in Bayamón and won by TKO (3rd round) against Henry Matos (8-19)...

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Gamalier said he started boxing at the age of 10 and had 100 amateur fights…he was a Puerto Rican national amateur champion in four weight divisions – 112, 119, 122, and 125 pounds…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2002 JUNIOR OLYMPIC INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT - Marquette, Michigan, 112 pounds: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 7-3-02 he lost a 17-12 decision against Noel Mendoza of the U.S....

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 8 years, 1 month…28 fights…104 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.7 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 69 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 10 rounds – 1 (1-0)…8 rounds – 3 (3-0)…