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Elvis Rodriguez: I'm Ready For All The Fight Dates Top Rank Wants To Give Me

Elvis has left the building—but is ready to return at a moment’s notice.

Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Elvis Rodriguez has become the sport’s latest cult favorite following his third stoppage win this summer. The moment came in a 3rd round knockout of West Virginia’s Cody Wilson (9-3, 6KOs) last month on ESPN+ from The Bubble in Las Vegas. The closed-doors location also saw the Dominican southpaw enjoy early knockout wins 19 days apart this past July.

The latest win marked the fourth of a 2020 campaign that isn’t even close to winding down anytime soon.

“I’m gonna be ready for all of the fight dates Top Rank wants to give me,” Rodriguez told BoxingScene.com. “I’m going to be ready. No matter the competition they have lined up for me, I will be ready. I’m going to keep working hard. As the opportunities come, I will be ready for as many times as they want me to fight in a year.”

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Tentative plans call for Rodriguez (9-0-1, 9KOs) to return by October, a month when Top Rank is armed with five weekend fight dates. The Las Vegas-based promotional outfit is running every weekend in town dating back to August 22, at least through Halloween and with hopes of extending that stretch uninterrupted through the end of the year.

It all fits perfectly into the career plans of the Freddie Roach-trained Rodriguez, who—through just 10 pro fights–is already thinking about the next stage of his promising career.

“My goal is to win Prospect of the Year,” insists Rodriguez, who plans to accomplish far more than that in 2021. “If everything keeps going as planned, with the way my career is going right now I expect to be facing the contenders by this time next year.

“As long as I keep winning and winning impressively, there’s no reason why I can’t be in there with the top fighters at 140.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by YoungManRumble on 09-11-2020

He looks good but needs to lose that awful 'guitar playing' celebration. It is beyond tacky especially when his extremely over matched opponent is still concussed on the ground. Even better just wait until beating a formidable opponent before celebrating.…

Comment by Coachcody on 09-11-2020

Good to see fighters staying active....although I know they are just padding his record at the moment....regardless, he is an excellent prospect!

Comment by illpapi on 09-11-2020

I would definitely like to see him up against someone who will challenge him. He seems to have the goods but so far every opponent he has faced he's made it look easy or they were just not near his…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 09-10-2020

Would like to see him vs Mike Alvarado and then Barboza.

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