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Emmanuel Rodriguez Embraces Luis Nery Clash on Wilder-Ortiz

Former world champion Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez began preparing for what will be his next engagement in the ring.

The Puerto Rican boxer is scheduled to face another former world champion, Luis "Panterita" Nery of Mexico, on November 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rodriguez had agreed to face Rau´shee Warren in a bantamweight eliminator, but the United States Olympian withdrew after he suffered a hand injury. It was then when Nery's name came up.


This past May, the Puerto Rican was knocked out by Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue in a semi-final round of the World Boxing Super Series.

The winner of Nery-Rodriguez will secure the right to challenge Nordine Oubaali, current world champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC). However, Oubaali will first has to walk away with the belt when he makes a defense against Takuma Inoue on November 7 in Saitama, Japan.

"Manny wants the fight against Nery," said Juan Orengo, Rodriguez's promoter, to Carlos Gonzalez.

“There are no reasons to say no. That is what needs to be done, good and important fights. Manny is 27 years old and people want don't him to make easy fights. To be a world champion, there are ways to get there. Be accommodated or fight. Manny wants to fight.”

“Manny is completely healthy. He didn't take a lot of punches, he mostly went down. He has been a boxer since he was eight years old. He is already training and will be quartered next week in Puerto Rico,” concluded Orengo.

Nery occupies the first place in the WBC rankings and returns to the ring after achieving a knockout win over Juan Carlos Payano. Prior to that, he beat Puerto Rican contender McJoe Arroyo in March.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Fabian69 on 10-16-2019

This is a must win for a great fighter like rodriguez this is a good fight to bet on Rodriguez to win if u looking to make cash those who know know. However it wont be easy it will definitely…

Comment by ceylon mooney on 10-15-2019

[QUOTE=Zaryu;20122851]I don't know who's advising Emmanuel Rodriguez, but this is a terrible fight for a fighter coming off a KO loss, especially since it's the first defeat of his professional career.[/QUOTE] man, for real. haymon handling him? cuz that would…

Comment by Mammoth on 10-14-2019

[QUOTE=RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM;20122919]Payano and now Rodriguez?[/QUOTE] Maybe Nery will fight Donaire after Inoue knocks him out, too.

Comment by archiemoore1 on 10-14-2019

Emmanuel, your trainer said against Naoya, you didn't take a lot of punches, that you mainly just went down. He left out the part about what made you go down- taking punches. Also, why you call out Luis Nery? That's…

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 10-14-2019

Payano and now Rodriguez?

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