Monday, June 8, 2009

Ring Magazine and boxing hopefuls

A pair of El Paso fighters were mentioned this week in the Ring Magazine, the Bible of Boxing.

Heavyweight David Rodriguez was listed as the most protected heavyweight out there despite his unbeaten record and junior featherweight Antonio Escalante was listed as on his way up in he sport and the division.

Rodriguez has yet to meet anyone of significance and he must do something to quiet the critics. Rodriguez has talent, but he must show he can hang with elite.

Escalante has taken on some tough fighters and is to be respected in his weight class. He is a game fighter, who can still improve, but is finding his way through.

- Felix

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, spot on by "the Bible." Rodriguez hasnt fought anyone, and wont if he continues his current ways. He seems happy holding the Mexican Heavyweight belt or whatever belt it is that he holds. It doesnt seem like he's hungry for a real title shot.

Anonymous said...

You obviously know nothing about all the politics that come with boxing he's a great fighter and is just waiting to have his break. He has a great trainer and will be a champion and will not settle until he reaches that.

Anonymous said...

You also have to work your way up when you have the type of promoters he has. He isn't fighting any household names. Not that there are many in the division, but there are even fewer in Mexico. He needs to step up his game. Challenge himself and his corner to get ready for a real challenge, and then he might get a realistic shot at a title.

Anonymous said...

He needs to feel ready for the big fights and when the time comes he is going to do good. Escalante, what can I say, he will be the first El Pasoan Champion of the World

Anonymous said...

David's supposed to fight in two weeks in Laredo, yet still doesn't have an opponent. Which would lead me to believe that it's not a top notch fighter. According to boxrec.com as of today, 17 of the 31 fighters Rodriguez has faced did not have a winning record. That is not a very impressive stat. If he's not ready after 31 fights, he needs to think about his future in the ring. Or at the very least his management and trainers.

Anonymous said...

Antonio Escalante is a talented boxer with so much potential for growth it's ridiculous. That guy is definitely going to make some noise! David Rodriguez is basking in the glory of beating "no-bodies". Why don't we see him on Friday Night Fights? Boxing After Dark? With 30 some-odd fights, you'd think you'd see him boxing top caliber boxers. Get serious? I am through talking about this guy. I hear about all this punching power, talent, etc. Why doesn't he showcase all this "talent" on the bigger stages? He can't hang!!! That's why!!!

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