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Saul  Rodriguez
Weightclass:
Super Featherweight
Age:
22
Birthplace:
Los Angeles, California
Record:
17-0-1, 13 KOs
Height:
5’9”
Reach:
71”
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin
Trainers:
Robert Garcia
biography
“Kid Dinamita”  

Twitter: @Team_Neno
Ranked USBA #2, NABF #14 at 130 pounds…

At the age of 22, Saúl is a three-year pro. A rising young prospect at 130 pounds, he has won his last eight fights by knockout.
He is part of a championship stable – Saúl is trained by the Boxing Writers Association of America’s 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, who also trains his brother, former featherweight and junior lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia, former super lightweight and welterweight world champion Marcos Maidana, and former lightweight world champion Brandon Rios.
On January 17 in Port Hueneme, California, Saúl won by second-round knockout against Carlos Rodriguez.
BoxingScene.com's Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Saul Rodriguez scored a second round knockout over Carlos Rodriguez.
Saul Rodriguez, one of Top Rank's top prospects, stayed on the outside as the aggressive Carlos Rodriguez plodded his way forward. Rodriguez worked behind a jab, landing straight right hands to the head and body behind those jabs.
In the second round, Carlos Rodriguez continued to press the action, but Saul Rodriguez was able to counter more to the head. Saul Rodriguez landed a combination, followed by a left hook to the head. Carlos Rodriguez backed up into a corner, then took a knee. He remained on his knee as [the] referee waved the fight over at 1:02. [End Salazar item]
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2015 – on 1-17-15 in Port Hueneme, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Carlos Rodriguez (9-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured at the Oceanview Pavilion, and Saúl quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 2nd round, and Carlos was counted out at 1:02…
 
2014 – on 12-6-14 in Glendale, CA, he won by TKO (6th round) against Juan Solis (21-8): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at the Civic Auditorium; Solis gave a good effort, but Saúl dominated most of the fight; he staggered Solis with a left hook in the 4th round, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 5th and Solis was counted out on one knee at 0:56…
On 8-2-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Orlando Vázquez (13-4-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves main event; Saúl scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:58...
On 4-26-14 in Port Hueneme he won by knockout (4th round) against Miguel Zamudio (29-3-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was one of the co-features at the Oceanview Pavilion, and Saúl dominated the fight; he staggered Zamudio with a right hand early in the 4th round, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches moments later and Zamudio was counted out at 1:09...
On 2-15-14 in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against José Iniguez (7-17): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the C. Robert Lee Center, and Saúl quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns with left hooks in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:45...
 
2013 – on...
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background
AMATEUR BACKGROUND: Saul reportedly had over 100 amateur fights…
HIGHLIGHTS:
2010 NATIONAL PAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – San Antonio, Texas, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 10-5-10 he stopped Kevin Rivers in the 1st round; in his second fight on 10-6-10 he won by disqualification against Joel Young; in his third fight on 10-7-10 he lost a 13-7 decision against Kenneth Sims Jr....
 
STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has an aggressive style and good punching power…
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 17 fights…45 total rounds…
AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 2.6 rounds…
KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 81 %...
DISTANCE FIGHTS: 6 rounds – 1 (1-0)…4 rounds – 4 (4-0)…
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Biography

“Kid Dinamita”  

  • Twitter: @Team_Neno
  • Ranked USBA #2, NABF #14 at 130 pounds…

At the age of 22, Saúl is a three-year pro. A rising young prospect at 130 pounds, he has won his last eight fights by knockout.

He is part of a championship stable – Saúl is trained by the Boxing Writers Association of America’s 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, who also trains his brother, former featherweight and junior lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia, former super lightweight and welterweight world champion Marcos Maidana, and former lightweight world champion Brandon Rios.

On January 17 in Port Hueneme, California, Saúl won by second-round knockout against Carlos Rodriguez.

BoxingScene.com's Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Saul Rodriguez scored a second round knockout over Carlos Rodriguez.

Saul Rodriguez, one of Top Rank's top prospects, stayed on the outside as the aggressive Carlos Rodriguez plodded his way forward. Rodriguez worked behind a jab, landing straight right hands to the head and body behind those jabs.

In the second round, Carlos Rodriguez continued to press the action, but Saul Rodriguez was able to counter more to the head. Saul Rodriguez landed a combination, followed by a left hook to the head. Carlos Rodriguez backed up into a corner, then took a knee. He remained on his knee as [the] referee waved the fight over at 1:02. [End Salazar item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2015 – on 1-17-15 in Port Hueneme, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Carlos Rodriguez (9-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured at the Oceanview Pavilion, and Saúl quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 2nd round, and Carlos was counted out at 1:02…

 

2014 – on 12-6-14 in Glendale, CA, he won by TKO (6th round) against Juan Solis (21-8): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard at the Civic Auditorium; Solis gave a good effort, but Saúl dominated most of the fight; he staggered Solis with a left hook in the 4th round, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 5th and Solis was counted out on one knee at 0:56…

On 8-2-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Orlando Vázquez (13-4-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves main event; Saúl scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:58...

On 4-26-14 in Port Hueneme he won by knockout (4th round) against Miguel Zamudio (29-3-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was one of the co-features at the Oceanview Pavilion, and Saúl dominated the fight; he staggered Zamudio with a right hand early in the 4th round, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches moments later and Zamudio was counted out at 1:09...

On 2-15-14 in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against José Iniguez (7-17): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the C. Robert Lee Center, and Saúl quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns with left hooks in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:45...

 

2013 – on 11-16-13 in Laughlin, NV, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Cesar Valenzuela (4-2-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the AVI Resort, and Saúl dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 3rd round – Valenzuela got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:17...

On 7-13-13 in Inglewood, CA, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Domonic Coca (8-3): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Hollywood Park Casino; Saúl staggered Coca with a right hand in the 3rd round, and Coca did not continue after the round...

On 2-16-13 in Tijuana, MX, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Luis Viedas (9-7-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno; he staggered Viedas with a series of punches in the 2nd round that had him out on his feet, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:06...

 

2012 – on 12-15-12 in Houston, TX, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Pablo Batres (3-4-1): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards...

On 10-20-12 in Winchester, CA, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Quincy Johnson (0-6-1): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards...

On 10-13-12 in Carson, CA, he had a technical draw (2nd round) against Cesar Garcia (5-13): Saúl rocked Garcia repeatedly and dominated the fight; Garcia’s right eye became badly swollen after a clash of heads in the 3rd round, and the ringside doctor stopped the fight on the injury after the round, ruled a technical draw ...

On 8-4-12 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (3rd round, 0:26) against José Morales (6-3)...

On 6-8-12 in Las Vegas he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Kevin Davila (1-0): scored 40-36, 40-36, 39-37...

On 3-31-12 in San Antonio, TX, he won by TKO (1st round, 0:19) against Ricardo Valencia (1-2-1)...

On 1-12-12 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round, 0:19) against Henry Hernandez (1-2)...

 

2011 – on 11-11-11 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round, 1:04) against Rocco Espinoza (1-1)...

He debuted at the age of 18 on 9-23-11 in Commerce, CA, and won by knockout (1st round) against William Fisher (0-3): Saúl scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:58...