Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rodriguez Gets Words of Encouragement From Floyd Mayweather

By Miguel Rivera

Rising Puerto Rican prospect Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez received words of praise from one of the most well known sports figures in the world, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Rodriguez (15- 0, 10 KOs) received a visit from the retired pound-for-pound king turned promoter last Friday, after the young Puerto Rican defeated Mexican toughman Alberto "Metro" Guevara (24-3, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision in Florida. The card was part of a Premier Boxing Champions televised event and promoted by Mayweather's company, Mayweather Promotions.

After the fight was over, Mayweather went to Rodriguez's dressing room to speak to him.

mayweather-rodriguez

"I really like the fight, I like your style. You're a very talented fighter and you will be just fine," said a smiling Mayweather, according to Carlos Gonzalez.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, did not hide his excitement that Mayweather paid him a visit.

"When I went to the dressing room, my mind never imagined that Mayweather was going to visit and the truth is - it was an honor to see him, greet him and take a picture with him. But the biggest thing was that he liked my fight and I was very happy about that," Rodriguez said.

At 118 pounds, the Puerto Rican is ranked number four by the IBF, number five by the World Boxing Association, number six by the World Boxing Organization WBO and number eight by the World Boxing Council.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PR ESQ. on 06-08-2016

Very impressive performance against a formidable opponent.

Comment by BestPR on 06-08-2016

No way this kid is better than Verdejo, and much less is he better than a proven multi-champion like Leo Santa Cruz...he better focus on his boxing, and stop hanging around the wrong crowd in Bayamon!!

Comment by batmam on 06-07-2016

This kid is better than Verdejo!......need a good promoter like Bob Arum:boxing::boxing:

Comment by MEXfistology on 06-07-2016

i dont think mayweather told him , "I really like fight" , it doesnt make sense ...Miguel Rivera...you always misspell shyt

Comment by LOCOMEX89 on 06-07-2016

Rodriguez is smooth and has a ton of upside. I would like to see him fight Lee Haskins soon. That would be a good fight for him. Question will be how long can he make the weight with how big…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Buboy Studying Broner, Getting Pacquiao's Camp Ready Rizin CEO Warns: Nasukawa Will Aim To Knock Mayweather Out! Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power? Seniesa Estrada Wins Big; Tom Schwarz and Krasniqi Win Too Jarrell Miller Blasts Out Bogdan Dinu in Four Rounds Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo Lennox Lewis: Wilder-Fury Will NOT Look Like Klitschko-Fury Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Garcia, Mayweather, Usyk, More Photos: Kavaliauskas in Line For Crawford After Arriaza KO Win Frank Warren Discusses a Big December For British Boxing Chael Sonnen Cautions of Mayweather-Nasukawa Double Cross Arum: We're Going To Look Very Closely at Crawford-Kavaliauskas Whyte Warns: Joshua Will Get a "Whooping" When Time Comes Kavaliauskas: I'm Ready To Fight Terence Crawford Next! Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Meet Face To Face in Oklahoma Maurice Hooker Gets Off The Floor To Batter, Stop Alex Saucedo Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Blasts Out Ray Serrano in Two Rounds Kavaliauskas Knocks Out Arriaza In Third; Wants Crawford Next
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement