Elvis Rodriguez Hammers Juan Pablo Romero, Back in the Winning Column

Published 11/06/2021, 9:52 PM EDT


The welterweight collision between Elvis Rodriguez and Juan Pablo Romero stayed up to the buzz created around it. Both the fighters brought in their best versions inside the squared circle to keep each other on their toes. However, it was Rodriguez’s night in the end as he came right on top with a KO win in this epic encounter.

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The southpaw Rodriguez began the fight well with his long and strong jabs. He even attacked the Mexican fighter’s body with some of his left hooks. On the other hand, Romero counter-attacked well by going ahead and landing his right hand.

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The duo exchanged an extensive amount of punches in round 2. However, Rodriguez had an edge in this scuffle as he connected with some stupendous shots. ‘The Dominican Kid’ also employed his footwork and his defense was on point.

Rodriguez cut the distance efficiently, and he struck his adversary with some notable jabs and left hooks.

Romero, too, didn’t hold himself from attacking Rodriguez’s body. But the latter’s movements were too quick for him to decode. Rodriguez capitalized on his speed in the later rounds and he kept the same punching pace throughout.

In round 4, Rodriguez hurt Romero with quick uppercuts, but the Mexican fighter responded with a three-punch combination. ‘The Dominican Kid’ even dropped Romero, but the undefeated fighter somehow continued the fight.

Elvis Rodriguez vs Juan Pablo Romero – A wild boxing collision

In the later rounds, Romero’s bodywork on his contemporary decreased. Despite the drop, he stayed on top as he relied on his powerful combinations to put Rodriguez on the back foot.

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However, the 25-year-old seemed unmoved by Romero’s assault. After a few more exchanges, Rodriguez finally ended the fight in round 5 with a vicious power shot.

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With that victory, Rodriguez improved his track record to 12 wins and made a huge statement after his maiden professional defeat in May.

What did you make of ‘The Dominican Kid’s performance? Let us know in the comments section.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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