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Trainer: Naoya Inoue is Not The Real Monster, Rodriguez Is!

William Cruz, the trainer of IBF champ Emmanuel Rodriguez, explains why he pushed Naoya Inoue’s trainer at the media workout for Saturday’s WBSS bantamweight semi-final at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

“Team Inoue think they will beat us, and there is a lot of fans thinking ‘Manny’ will lose,” said Cruz. “But on May 18 Emmanuel Rodriguez will still be unbeaten. He will still be Puerto Rico’s world champion. For the ones who don’t believe it, you’ll see!”

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The 28-year-old trainer, who has been with Rodriguez for five months, caused controversy when he pushed Shingo Inoue, Nagoya Inoue’s trainer-father, at Tuesday’s media workout.

“I don’t have a problem with the press doing their job,” said Cruz. “But Team Inoue was there watching and filming us training. So I played my part and put myself in front of them to make them stop filming. That’s the way it is.”

“As soon as ‘Manny’ arrived they started to look at him with an attitude to intimidate him. We didn’t come here to play. We came here to make them respect us. This is a war and it will end with our hand up. On Saturday people will see that the ‘Monster’ it’s not Inoue, it’s Rodriguez!”

“I trust the plan that I have made with my new coach William,” Said Rodriguez. “We have good chemistry and the result will show. This will be the first time that I’m not the favorite in a fight, but the motivation is huge. We want to make sure Puerto Rico continues to shine in boxing.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.365 on 05-19-2019

Should've not provoked the man

Comment by Flo_Raiden on 05-18-2019

I love this. I wonder what they are saying now.

Comment by BestPR on 05-16-2019

....you lost me dude...

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 05-16-2019

[QUOTE=BestPR;19748491]Amigo, PR boxing is not dead...you can never compare the size of PR to a huge country like Mexico...you can probably fit seven Puerto Ricos in Mexico City alone...we can only keep trying with what we got,...[/QUOTE] Thats a excuse.…

Comment by BestPR on 05-16-2019

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19747550]Rodríguez is the best boxer of Puerto Rico right now But he is only a B class fighter. Puerto Boxing is dead since 10 years ago.[/QUOTE] Amigo, PR boxing is not dead...you can never compare the size of PR to…

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