Unbeaten junior welterweight contender Julian “Hammer Fingers” Rodriguez has been asking for the chance to spice up his profession to the subsequent degree.
On June 12, Rodriguez will get the possibility to do exactly that, when he faces two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (28-3, 13 KO) at Virgin Inns in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“[Pedraza] is somebody who’s in my strategy to what I need to obtain in life. For too lengthy I’ve needed to combat somebody of high quality and the one factor Pedraza has is expertise. So far as the remainder [of what he has], he does not have what it takes to beat me,” Rodriguez stated to ESPN Deportes.
Throughout 2020, Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KO) fought twice.
In August he knocked out Anthony Laureano within the first spherical and, two months later, he blasted Jose Eduardo Lopez within the third.
He believes the combat with Pedraza will present him with the platform to showcase all of his skills.
“After they supplied me the combat in opposition to Pedraza, I assumed it was a recreation. He is the sort of opponent I have been asking for as a result of those that [Top Rank] obtained me had been alleged to final just a few rounds, however they did not. For too lengthy I’ve requested for opponents to advance my profession. The time got here to take a step ahead, so after they introduced me with the likelihood [of fighting Pedraza], I accepted instantly,” Rodriguez stated.
“I’m sensible, quick and I can punch. I can field, commerce or combat at shut vary. The issue is that I couldn’t show every little thing or use all the instruments [against my prior opponents]. Individuals have not seen one of the best of me but. This combat might be a step nearer to my potential.”