Facts About Emmanuel Rodriguez
|Celebrated Name||Emmanuel Rodriguez|
|Age||30 Years Old|
|Nick Name||Manny, El Sensacional ("The Sensational"), El Matador ("The Bullfighter")|
|Birth Name||Emmanuel Rodriguez Vazquez|
|Place Of Birth||Manati|
|Birth Nation||Puerto Rico|
|Famous For||IBF bantamweight champion from 2018 to 2019|
|Mother||Awilda Vazquez Soler|
|Home Town||Vega Baja|
|School||Escuela Lino Padron Rivera|
|College / University||Escuela Especializada en Deportes del Albergue Olimpico (ECEDAO)|
|Career Start||Turned Professional in June 2012|
|Awards||IBF Bantamweight Title, 2010 Youth Olympics Gold Medalist|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Source of Wealth||Boxing (contracts, purse, bonuses, endorsements)|
|Net Worth||Below $1 million|
Emmanuel Rodriguez Vazquez is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. Rodriguez is a former IBF bantamweight champion, held between 2018 and 2019. He has won several minor and regional titles in his professional career including the WBO Latino bantamweight title. As of 2021, he holds a 19-2 professional record. As of July 2020, he is ranked as the world's fifth-best active bantamweight by The Ring, seventh by BoxRec, and eighth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
As an amateur, he won a gold medal for Puerto Rico at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in the flyweight event.
What is Emmanuel Rodriguez Famous For?
- IBF bantamweight champion from 2018 to 2019.
Where is Emmanuel Rodriguez From?
Emmanuel Rodriguez was born on 8 August 1992. His birth name is Emmanuel Rodriguez Vazquez. His birth place is Manati in Puerto Rico. He holds Puerto Rican nationality. He was born to his father, Luis Rodriguez, and his mother, Awilda Vazquez Soler. He played baseball and football among other sports growing up.
Regarding his educational background, he attended the local school, Escuela Lino Padron Rivera until tenth grade. He enrolled at the Escuela Especializada en Deportes del Albergue Olimpico (ECEDAO). It is a specialized school run by the Comite Olimpico de Puerto Rico (COPUR) that provides education, residence, training, and facilities to practice specific Olympic sports. He graduated in 2011.
Emmanuel Rodriguez Career
- Emmanuel Rodriguez started competing at the national youth level.
- He defeated Emmanuel Ramirez of Arecibo in the 13-14 years (41 kg) division in the Juegos Nacionales Escolares 2006.
- At 17, he entered the light flyweight open-class at the 2009 Pan-American Championships.
- He won his debut over Mexican National Light Flyweight Champion, Francisco Melendez via unanimous decision.
- He won the silver medal after losing to Paulo Carvalho in the finals.
- He reached the semifinals of the 2009 Torneo Nacional de Boxeo Aficionado Isaac Barrientos.
- He won the gold medal in the 2009 Torneo Internacional Jose "Cheo" Aponte defeating Waldemar Rodriguez in the finals.
- He defeated Angel Acosta in the Copa Olimpica Juan Evangelista Venegas in the finals in July 2009.
- He won a silver medal at the 2010 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships. He defeated Lassana Camara, Pahlavon Hojiyev, Min Hong, and Hesham Yehia Mahmoud Abdelaal before losing to Shaban Shahpalangov in the finals.
- He defeated the 2008 AIBA Youth World Champion and senior Puerto Rico National Flyweight Champion, Jonathan Gonzalez at the 2010 Copa Olimpica Juan Evangelista Venegas finals.
- He won the gold medal in the flyweight event at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
- He suffered second-degree burns in an accident in November 2010. Rodriguez and a companion were burned. He suffered most of the damage to his back and legs. He went into long-term recovery.
- He made his official in-ring return at the V Copa Angel "Cholo" Espada in September 2011.
- He won the flyweight senior national championship defeating Juan Carlos Lopez in the finals in December 2011.
- He failed to qualify for the Olympic national boxing team after he lost to Jeyvier Cintron in the semifinals of the 2012 Torneo de Boxeo Aficionado Isaac Barrientos.
- He won a bronze medal at the Copa Independencia in 2012.
- He then ended his amateur career and turned professional.
- He turned professional on 1 June 2012.
- He made his professional debut with a win against Jason Agosto in the first round in the undercard of a Puerto Rico Best Boxing event.
- He then defeated Jaime Gonzalez, Luis Ortiz, Jose Ruiz, Ramon Elilio Cedano, Edward Vargas, Felipe Rivas, and David Quijano.
- He won his first professional title, the WBO Latino bantamweight Championship defeating Miguel Cartagena in October 2014.
- He retained his bantamweight title against Gabor Molnar in February and Luis Hinojosa in May 2015.
- He won WBA Fedelatin and WBC Interim Latino Bantamweight titles defeating Alex Rangel in August 2015.
- He retained his title against Eliecer Aquino in November 2015 and Giovanni Delgado in August 2017.
- He won the IBF bantamweight title defeating Paul Butler in May 2018.
- He lost his IBF Bantamweight title in The Ring bantamweight title bought against Naoya Inoue in May 2019.
- He also
- He lost the WBC interim bantamweight title bout against Reymart Gaballo in December 2020.
- His bought against Gary Antonio Russell in August 2021 was declared No Contest after their accidental head clash.
How Tall is Emmanuel Rodriguez?
Emmanuel Rodriguez stands at the height of 1.68 m i.e. 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He has a reach of 66.5 inches. He has an athletic body build. His sexual orientation is straight.
Who is Emmanuel Rodriguez Wife?
Emmanuel Rodriguez is reportedly unmarried. There is no information about his personal life, wife, family, and children.
What is Emmanuel Rodriguez Net Worth?
Emmanuel Rodriguez earns from his career as a professional boxer. His income comes from contracts, purses, bonuses, endorsements, and sponsorships. His net worth is estimated at around $1 million.
Trivias About Emmanuel Rodriguez You Need To Know.
- He became the second consecutive Puerto Rican to win recognition in the flyweight division at the Youth World Championships and secured participation in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
- He was Puerto Rico's Olympic flag-bearer at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
- His gold medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics became Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal.