Julian Rodriguez

Weightclass: Junior Welterweight

  • 17wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 11kos

AGE:
23
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 24, Julian is a five-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, four in 2016, and one in 2017. He gave impressive performances each time and made good progress.

In his last fight on September 8, 2017, 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.”

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 George 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: 16 fights…54 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 3.3 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 62 %…

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

fight history

  • 2017

    On 9-8-17 in Philadelphia, PA, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Dario Ferman (14-2): the bout was on the undercard at 2300 Arena; Ferman gave a determined effort and had a few rallies, but Julian consistently landed the harder punches and dominated most of the fight; he pressed forward, staggered Ferman with a left hook in the 3rd round, and won by scores of 59-55 on all three scorecards…

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  • 2016

    Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 9-23-16 in Kissimmee, FL, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Claudenei Lacerda (17-15-1): the bout headlined at the Osceola Heritage Center; Lacerda scored a knockdown with a right hand in the opening seconds of the 1st round, but Julian dominated the fight after that; Lacerda pressed forward and gave a determined effort, but Julian consistently landed the harder punches and won by scores of 78-72, 78-72, 77-73…

    On 6-11-16 in New York, NY, he won by TKO (1st round) against Adam Mate (21-9): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko-Roman Martinez main event, and Julian quickly overpowered him; he scored four knockdowns in the 1st round – the first with a left hook, the second with a right uppercut, the third with a left hook to the body, and the fourth with a series of punches – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:27…

    On 2-27-16 in New York 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…

     

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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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