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Edwin Rodriguez – A Fan’s Fighter


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For just a moment, let us allow ourselves, the true boxing fans to acknowledge the great accomplishment of Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez. Last Saturday evening at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco the Dominican cum Massachusetts fighter thoroughly destroyed Denis “Drago’s Son” Grachev after less than two hundred seconds had elapsed. Perhaps the fact that throughout the majority of the first and only round, Grachev stood almost squarely in front of Rodriguez. Add to that the almost platinum buzz cut adorned by Denis made his head look like a box for which to box and three sides of the box to hit was all Edwin (24(16)-0) would need to tee off on his opponent. It is up to the interpretation of the boxing know whether or not the first round TKO victory was a true shock or as expected. Denis Grachev (13(8)-2(1)-1) made a huge splash last year when he withstood a few rounds of tapping shots and a knockdown from then undefeated and highly hyped Ismayl Sillakh and proceeded to pummel the Ukrainian into submission via an eighth round TKO win in Austin, TX. A national audience was introduced to the Russian bomber on ESPN’s “Friday Night [...]http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=nv_B25czDJ0:7FP622eohuU:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs

 

 

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