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Julian Rodriguez
Weightclass:
Light Welterweight
Age:
21
Birthplace:
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Record:
12-0, 10 KOs
Height:
5’9”
Reach:
68.5"
Managers:
Pat Lynch
Trainers:
Alex Devia
biography
“Hammer Hands”

Twitter: @TeamHammerHands
2013 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2012 National PAL Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Silver Medalist...
2012 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Silver Medalist...

At the age of 21, Julian is a two-year pro. A sensational young prospect at 140 pounds, he is a former amateur standout – he was a gold medalist at the 2013 National Golden Gloves Championships, and a silver medalist at the 2012 National PAL Championships and the 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 with six fights in 2014 and three in 2015 – Julian gave impressive performances each time, and made good progress.
In his last fight on February 27 in New York, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against King Daluz.
ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Junior welterweight prospect Julian Rodriguez, a 21-year-old from Hasbrouck Heights, beat up on King Daluz of Spain en route to a one-sided, eight-round decision win.
Rodriguez opened a nasty cut around Daluz's right eye in the fourth round and dropped him to a knee with a clean left uppercut just before the seventh round ended. In the end, the judges all scored in favor of Rodriguez: 80-71, 80-71 and 79-72. [End Rafael 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...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 2-27-16 in New York, NY, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against King Daluz (12-2-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Hank Lundy main event; Julian outboxed and outworked Daluz, landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; Daluz was cut over his right eye in the 4th round; Julian scored a knockdown with a left uppercut late in the 7th round, and won by scores of 80-71, 80-71, 79-72…
 
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…
 
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...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Julian started boxing at the age of seven and reportedly had 230 amateur fights, with a record of 221-9…
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2013 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Salt Lake City, Utah, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 5-15-13 he won a decision against Miguel Canino; in his second fight on 5-15-13 he won a decision against Alexis Saenz; in the quarterfinals on 5-16-13 he won a decision against Tahree Carroll; in the semifinals on 5-17-13 he won a decision against Georgia Rincon; in the finals on 5-18-13 he won a decision against Eddy Ramirez...
2012 AIBA YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Erevan, Armenia, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 11-29-12 he lost a 12-10 decision against Artur Biarslanov of Canada...
2012 NATIONAL PAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Toledo, Ohio, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-9-12 he won a 23-12 decision against David Craddock; in his second fight on 10-10-12 he won a 20-11 decision against Evander Lamourt; in the quarterfinals on 10-11-12 he won a 24-14 decision against Blair Cobbs; in the semifinals on 10-12-12 he won a 19-14 decision against Damon Allen; in the finals on 10-13-12 he lost a 29-9 decision against Erickson Lubin...
2012 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Fort Carson, Colorado, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 2-27-12 he won a 26-11 decision against Joseph Canale; in his second fight on 2-28-12 he stopped Michael Montgomery; in his third fight on 2-29-12 he won a 9-2 decision against Delorien Caraway; in the quarterfinals on 3-1-12 he won a 16-8 decision against Wesley Ferrer; in the semifinals on 3-2-12 he won a 22-18 decision against Robert Easter Jr.; in the finals on 3-3-12 he lost a 14-9 decision against Jamal...
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Biography

“Hammer Hands”

  • Twitter: @TeamHammerHands
  • 2013 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2012 National PAL Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Silver Medalist...
  • 2012 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Silver Medalist...

At the age of 21, Julian is a two-year pro. A sensational young prospect at 140 pounds, he is a former amateur standout – he was a gold medalist at the 2013 National Golden Gloves Championships, and a silver medalist at the 2012 National PAL Championships and the 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 with six fights in 2014 and three in 2015 – Julian gave impressive performances each time, and made good progress.

In his last fight on February 27 in New York, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against King Daluz.

ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Junior welterweight prospect Julian Rodriguez, a 21-year-old from Hasbrouck Heights, beat up on King Daluz of Spain en route to a one-sided, eight-round decision win.

Rodriguez opened a nasty cut around Daluz's right eye in the fourth round and dropped him to a knee with a clean left uppercut just before the seventh round ended. In the end, the judges all scored in favor of Rodriguez: 80-71, 80-71 and 79-72. [End Rafael 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

Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 2-27-16 in New York, NY, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against King Daluz (12-2-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Hank Lundy main event; Julian outboxed and outworked Daluz, landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight; Daluz was cut over his right eye in the 4th round; Julian scored a knockdown with a left uppercut late in the 7th round, and won by scores of 80-71, 80-71, 79-72…

 

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…

 

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...

 

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...

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Julian started boxing at the age of seven and reportedly had 230 amateur fights, with a record of 221-9…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2013 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Salt Lake City, Utah, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 5-15-13 he won a decision against Miguel Canino; in his second fight on 5-15-13 he won a decision against Alexis Saenz; in the quarterfinals on 5-16-13 he won a decision against Tahree Carroll; in the semifinals on 5-17-13 he won a decision against Georgia Rincon; in the finals on 5-18-13 he won a decision against Eddy Ramirez...

2012 AIBA YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Erevan, Armenia, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 11-29-12 he lost a 12-10 decision against Artur Biarslanov of Canada...

2012 NATIONAL PAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Toledo, Ohio, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-9-12 he won a 23-12 decision against David Craddock; in his second fight on 10-10-12 he won a 20-11 decision against Evander Lamourt; in the quarterfinals on 10-11-12 he won a 24-14 decision against Blair Cobbs; in the semifinals on 10-12-12 he won a 19-14 decision against Damon Allen; in the finals on 10-13-12 he lost a 29-9 decision against Erickson Lubin...

2012 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Fort Carson, Colorado, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 2-27-12 he won a 26-11 decision against Joseph Canale; in his second fight on 2-28-12 he stopped Michael Montgomery; in his third fight on 2-29-12 he won a 9-2 decision against Delorien Caraway; in the quarterfinals on 3-1-12 he won a 16-8 decision against Wesley Ferrer; in the semifinals on 3-2-12 he won a 22-18 decision against Robert Easter Jr.; in the finals on 3-3-12 he lost a 14-9 decision against Jamal Herring...

 

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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 12 fights…31 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 2.5 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 75 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 1 (1-0)…6 rounds – 0…4 rounds – 3 (3-0)…