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Julian Rodriguez
Weightclass:
Light Welterweight
Age:
20
Birthplace:
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Record:
9-0, 8 KOs
Height:
5’9”
Reach:
68.5"
Managers:
Pat Lynch
Trainers:
Alex Devia
biography

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...

Only 20 years old, Julian is a one-year pro. A sensational 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 stayed very active with with six fights in 2014 and gave impressive performances each time.
He has scored two first-round TKOs in a row, including on February 28 against Raul Tovar.
After the Tovar fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Felix Verdejo, the lightweight phenom, was originally scheduled to headline this card on UniMas, but when an injury sidelined him, it gave Rodriguez a great opportunity to move up from the co-feature into the main event. Rodriguez, nicknamed "Hammer Hands" for good reason, took advantage of his opportunity and blew away Tovar in very impressive fashion.
Tovar had been stopped only once before, in the sixth round of a fight in 2013, and had won three fights in a row before facing the power of Rodriguez, who dropped him to his rear end with a left hand just 25 seconds into the fight. Another left hand landed during a flurry to send him to the mat for the second time, although he got up immediately. But he was down for the third time moments later and [the] referee called off the fight without a count at 1 minute, 59 seconds, because the three knockdown rule was in effect.
Rodriguez is going to be a fun prospect to watch. [End Rafael item]
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2015 – in his last fight on 5-8-15 in Newark, NJ, he scored a first-round TKO win over Peter Oluoch (14-8-2). Time: 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, 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 him 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; Julian dominated the fight, 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 hand 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...
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background
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Julian started boxing at the age of seven and reportedly had 230 amateur fights, with a record of 221-9…
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...
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  • 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...

Only 20 years old, Julian is a one-year pro. A sensational 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 stayed very active with with six fights in 2014 and gave impressive performances each time.

He has scored two first-round TKOs in a row, including on February 28 against Raul Tovar.

After the Tovar fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Felix Verdejo, the lightweight phenom, was originally scheduled to headline this card on UniMas, but when an injury sidelined him, it gave Rodriguez a great opportunity to move up from the co-feature into the main event. Rodriguez, nicknamed "Hammer Hands" for good reason, took advantage of his opportunity and blew away Tovar in very impressive fashion.

Tovar had been stopped only once before, in the sixth round of a fight in 2013, and had won three fights in a row before facing the power of Rodriguez, who dropped him to his rear end with a left hand just 25 seconds into the fight. Another left hand landed during a flurry to send him to the mat for the second time, although he got up immediately. But he was down for the third time moments later and [the] referee called off the fight without a count at 1 minute, 59 seconds, because the three knockdown rule was in effect.

Rodriguez is going to be a fun prospect to watch. [End Rafael item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2015 – in his last fight on 5-8-15 in Newark, NJ, he scored a first-round TKO win over Peter Oluoch (14-8-2). Time: 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, 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 him 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; Julian dominated the fight, 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 hand 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 he 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 quickly overpowered Benson in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:51...

 

Amateur / Personal Background

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

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: 1 year, 8 months…10 fights…19 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 1.9 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 90 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 4 rounds – 2 (2-0)…